Michael Laderoute | A River I Know

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A River I Know

by Michael Laderoute

country folk, bluegrass, alt country, No Depression
Genre: Country: Country Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Looking For You
2:45 $0.99
2. South Train
3:06 $0.99
3. Jennifer and Rudy
4:35 $0.99
4. A River I Know
3:49 $0.99
5. Rounder
3:53 $0.99
6. Lonesome Without You
3:29 $0.99
7. Love On Hold
3:40 $0.99
8. Lorne's Barbershop
3:44 $0.99
9. Full Moon Rider
4:04 $0.99
10. Love's Battle Scars
4:04 $0.99
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Album Notes
Michael Laderoute is a performing songwriter, originally from Arnprior in Ontario's Ottawa Valley. Now located in Toronto. "A River I Know"is his first CD.

He spent many years in high school bands, travelling later and performing in venues from Ontario, to California, Tennessee, Texas and even the Pacific Coast of Mexico. He honed his writing skills in university and in listening to as many songwriters as his brain cells would allow in. A chance trip through the American South exposed Michael to all the great writers from Texas and surrounding areas - Guy Clark, Joe Ely, Townes, Ray Wylie Hubbard. He knew he had found his kindred spirits.

A meeting with Guy Clark after a 1990 Nashville Summer Lights Clark concert turned into an elbow and ear bending session at a nearby tavern where the 2 writers swapped a guitar and some tunes long into the night.

Laderoute continues to write and play in the Toronto area and is planning an extensive tour to support his latest CD, "A River I Know" which is receiving good airplay across Canada and the UK.



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Michael has great songwriting ability. His music resembles that of Neil Young

Greg Hobbs

Just excellent!
A River I Know is a stunning debut from a killer performing songwriter. If you like Southern roots music, you should try it with a Northern twist. This is as good as it gets.


Have been waiting patiently to hear an album from this artist. A superb debut album.

janne lindqvist

What can I say... buy it!!!
This one is not only a "Fiver and a Must" it's a "forever CD" and I would like to add a few Stars...Sign me up for "The next"!
Janne Lindqvist. Sweden

Bilbbitt le hobo

My kind of music!
I heard a few songs on his Myspace page and I knew I had to get this CD. This is totally my kind of music: country-folk in the Texan tradition (although Mr. Laderoute comes from the Ottawa region - which adds something for me because I am from that area myself!), with great songs supported by nice, simple arrangements. Can't wait to hear more (hopefully in concert!)

Dennis Kinsey, Head Honcho, Hondo Mesa Records

I wish Laderoute was on my label
I can't stop playing Michael Laderoute's "Jennifer and Rudy." I love his style and wish he was on Hondo Mesa Records. This is an awesome debut CD!

Alexander Quin

A great album, well rounded and has longevity.
A River I Know has a great sound. totally acoustic, full and clear. I am impressed with the lyrics and melodies. Small town charm and sentiment that is universally accesible. Guaranteed to stay in your CD player.

Richard Hall

The River I Know
I knew Michael from Arnprior back in the Sixties so when I saw this album I had to get it. I enjoy the John Prine type style. Lorne's Barber Shop is a great song and brings back memories of getting my hair " clipped" there. Looking forward to more from Mikael Richard Hall

Michelle in Texas

Michael Lauderoute's name should be among the names of the great songwriters! a river i know is a rare find! It is sheer perfection with wonderful lyric's, harmony's, acoustic music...fiddle, dobro, mandolin, guitars...it doesn't get any better than this! I'm anxious for the next cd to come out! Put me on the list too!

Michelle Hartley

An Americana Dream cd!
If you love story songs picked and sung with a voice that is as raw and natural as your favorite uncle's on the porch at a family reuinion, this cd is one not to miss! Thank you Michael!

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