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Winner of the 13th annual John Lennon Songwriting Contest's "Maxell Song of the Year" for the track "The Ransom"!
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“(No Fool For Trying) has taken them down a road lush with harmonies, banjo, fiddle, pedal steel, mandolin and upright bass. The songs are infused with heartache and loss but the listener will always find an uplifting twang in their sound, one that may invoke the essence of Lucinda Williams or Steve Earle.”
-Maverick Magazine September 2009
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2010 East Coast Music Awards Nominations:
*Group Recording of the Year
*SOCAN Songwriter of the Year
Winners of the 2009 Canadian Folk Music Awards for Vocal Group of the Year!
- Madison Violet made it inside the 150 amongst the Top 200 best bands of all times at WDRW Radio in Cologne. This was voted by 120,000 listeners at one of the biggest stations in Europe, beating out bands like The Hooters, The Corrs, The band etc.
- “I'm Your Lady" made it to #1 on the Country Channel on Ourstage.com for July.
- Top 5 Singer Songwriter albums on iTunes Canada.
- #3 – Small Of My Heart – Madison Violet The Mojo Playlist – Mojo’s Top 10 – December 2009 issue
- Performance with Music Fog
''No Fool For Trying' is certainly in a class with the works of Gillian Welch or Lucinda Williams.'
- All My Music
"A wonderful album… I think you're going to find ‘Crying’ completely irresistible"
-Bob Harris Saturday Programme - BBC Radio 2 - 1.8.09
“They started out as a pop duo, but have now become one of Canada’s hottest alt.country tickets, and with songs that will simply just break your heart and a recent 8/10 review of their third album, No Fool For Trying, there’s little question why people are calling Brenley MacEachern and Lisa MacIsaac – better known as Madison Violet – the best female duo to come out of Canada since The McGarrigle sisters.”
"With precise two-part lead vocals, rich, organic arrangements and tight, yet old-timey feeling, instrumental parts, Madison Violet create modern folk-pop with deep roots."
This new project has taken them down a road lush with harmonies, banjo, fiddle, mandolin and upright bass. The songs are infused with heartache and loss but the listener will always find an uplifting twang in their sound, one that may invoke the essence of Lucinda Williams or Steve Earle. The touring duo have been dubbed road dogs, as they spend 9 months a year on the road, supporting artists such as Ron Sexsmith, Chantal Kreviazuk, Indigo Girls and The Temptations in Australia, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, Ireland, England, Wales, Scotland, Italy and of course, Canada. From the Montreux Jazz Festival to Massey Hall, audiences have swooned over their storytelling and songs.