(Becancour) For a few moments, the new public piano installed at the dock in Sainte-Angèle-de-Laval became a magical piano.
Because it is under the hands of none other than Celine Dion pianist, Jeff Fisher, the instrument has missed his first sounds on the St. Lawrence and in the admiration of some participants in the launch of a new festival in Bécancour.
Behind his sunglasses, the organizer of the first edition of SouthSide Music Festival, Dan Blackburn, has also left shed tears while delivering his famous friend he knew there ten years on Plateau Mont-Royal.
A friendship strong enough to pull the artist of his few days off between a Celine show at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and two concerts in Belgium on 20 and 21 June at the Antwerp Sportpaleis.
“This is an exceptional musician,” said the Nouvelliste director of Sainte-Angèle-de-Laval who has to his credit several music videos. “This is a great friend,” admitted Jeff Fisher in an interview.
He was visibly happy to perform in intimate performance, the time of a room, overlooking the Cogeco Amphitheatre Three Rivers on the other side of the river, where also he treads the stage with Celine Dion’s 30 and 31 August.
“I had already been in the studio with her when she was 14, 15 years. She does not remember, “says the artist who participated in the memorable concert of Céline on the Plains of Abraham.
While in pre-retirement mode, Jeff Fisher received a call that led him to give up television for the benefit of the international star in August 2015. “There is a funny timing in everything. She needed support and friends, “he confessed.
In memory of Gerry
“I want to create a real culture industry on the south shore. And I want to run these quality infrastructure that develop. ” Here’s how Dan Blackburn has justified the holding of the first SouthSide Music Festival, July 22, at St. Angela dock.
The son of Gerry Boulet, Justin Boulet, will present his show 25 years in memory of Gerry in the tent with such guest artists, Marjo and Carl Tremblay harmonica recognized the Quebec blues.
The SouthSide Music Festival will Land’Rover, a group of local, which will warm the stage for the main program. Doors open at 18 pm and the show will begin at 20 pm. Tickets will be available at a cost of 20 dollars.
This is also part of the launch of its first edition the SouthSide Music Festival conducted the legacy of a public piano, courtesy of Pro-Xtreme Moving and Jeff Fisher was involved in this project entitled A piano the sea.
More information is available on the Facebook page southsidemusiquefestival .