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Odeon to host singer Treasa Levasseur

Treasa Levasseur will be performing at 8 p.m. Friday Jan. 21 at the Nelson Odeon on 4035 Nelson Road, Nelson.

While many American audiences are not familiar with Levasseur, Canadian audiences have been listening to her since 2006 with the debut of "Not a Straight Line" which attracted praise from fans and critics alike.

Heavily influenced by such soul artists as Mavis Staples, Carole King, and Annie Lennox, this singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist remains musically versatile. Above all, Levasseur has a passion for making music. She simply wants to play.

Treasa's latest release "Low Fidelity" was a 2010 Canadian Juno award nominee for best blues album of the year and received rave reviews from the Toronto Sun, The Washington Examiner, Philadelphia Folk Festival, and many more. Jon Sobul with Indie Round Up wrote, "Low Fidelity is an excellent combination of smooth, soulful grooves, and attitude, all melded together with pointed and (above all) fun songwriting."

"This is music that seeps into your soul," writes David McPherson of Exclaim Magazine, "with lines that linger long and don't let go until the last note is sung. Leveraging the muscle of Muscle Shoals, the mojo of Motown, and the blues from Chicago, 'Low Fidelity' is Levasseur's coming-out party."

Tickets are $18 at the door or can be ordered at nelsonodeon.com.

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