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Biography

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    Petit-Rocher, Gloucester County, New Brunswick, Canada

Denis Richard (September 21, 1961 – August 28, 2017) was a Canadian, Acadian, singer-songwriter and guitarist.

His first album, “C’est mieux comme ça” released in 1996 contained now classic Acadian songs such as “Petit-Rocher”. He also wrote songs for the theatre and cinema as well as for artists such as Zachary Richard, Jean-François Breau, and Roch Voisine. Richard also launched two albums for the theatre: “Laurie ou la vie de galerie” and “Les défricheurs d’eau”. After dedicating many years to his acting career, Richard launched a much-awaited fourth album, “Chansons et autres flâneries…” (Le Grenier musique) in of 2015. The album has been a steady seller and continues to gain ground in the charts.

Career Highlights
– 1994: co-wrote the song “Cap-Enragé” with Zachary Richard (featured on one of the most important album in the Canadian Francophonie)
– 1996: album “C’est mieux comme ça” featuring the song “Petit-Rocher”
– 2006: has three texts featured on Jean-François Breau’s album “Exposé”: “En un instant”, “Les petits riens”, and “Bonefire”
– 2010: has three texts featured on Roch Voisine’s album “Confidence”: “Le grand pommier”, “Dʼamérique”, and “Libre”
– 2015: album “Chansons, et autres flâneries…”

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