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Marie-Jo Thério

Marie-Jo Thério

Marie-Jo Thério


Marie-Jo is French Canadian of Acadian origin, born in Moncton, New Brunswick. Her three brothers are musicians. At ten years old, she started studying the piano and at 13 she was writing her own songs. At 17, she left for Montreal to study literature. She used to spend her whole nights sitting at her piano, in cafés, in small theatres. She then featured three years long in a very popular Canadian series, “Chambres en ville”. After that, she left the TV sets behind to concentrate on music. Read more on Last.fm
Marie-Jo is French Canadian of Acadian origin, born in Moncton, New Brunswick. Her three brothers are musicians. At ten years old, she started studying the piano and at 13 she was writing her own songs. At 17, she left for Montreal to study literature.

She used to spend her whole nights sitting at her piano, in cafés, in small theatres. She then featured three years long in a very popular Canadian series, “Chambres en ville”. After that, she left the TV sets behind to concentrate on music. In 1995, her first album “Comme de la Musique” was released.

“La Maline”, her second opus, was born in 1999, and the musical named “Arbre à fruits, arbre à fruits” was created the same year. The audience and the critics were unanimous, dazzled by Marie-Jo’s originality and authenticity. The album even reached gold status. Thereon, she moved on from stage to stage around the world, and also made several movies.

In 2005, Marie-Jo Thério releases at last her new album, eponymous this time, co-realized by Olivier Bloch Lainé (Zachary Richard, Eddie Louiss, etc) in his studio in La Frette. Like so many others, he obviously fell in love with Marie-Jo. He perfectly understood her universe. Some excellent musicians came and gave a hand, such as Bernard Falaise, Marie-Jo’s guitarist in Canada, or Bill Dillon, who performed with Joni Mitchell and Daniel Lanois.

Marie-Jeanne Séréro had just finished working on Jean-Louis Murat’s album. She sublimated with her sensitive strings a part of Marie-Jo’s record. It regroups a majority of new tracks as well as three beautiful songs Marie-Jo had previously recorded, now in sparkling new versions: “Café Robinson”, “Arbre à fruits, arbre à fruits”, “Moncton”. Marie-Jo wrote and composed all the tracks, except four texts and two scores.

The text of “Chant d’Hélium” was written by her brother who spent years travelling around the world. “Bodily deltas” is a very personal remake of an Acadian punk band. The text on “Les matins habitables” was presented to her by Gérald Leblanc, one of Acadia’s greatest poets and a close friend of Marie-Jo’s. “Evangéline”, already interpreted by many Acadian singers, was created by a Frenchman, Michel Conte.

However, Marie-Jo’s version of it shatters all the others. Now it has become her song, the hymn of Acadia, probably the most popular track in the country. The songs are breath-taking, totally original thanks to their writing and their interpretation. Their influences take their origin on the other side of the Atlantic.

Musically speaking, it can remind you of Joni Mitchell, Daniel Lanois or Suzanne Vega. The voice evokes the liberty and absolute mastering of Rickie Lee Jones. We are very proud to introduce Marie-Jo Thério. Read more on Last.fm.

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