“I believe that every time I step onstage I have the opportunity to make a difference.”
I write, sing and perform because I have always loved doing so. It is a deeply personal experience wherein I search to uncover my truth, the truth of another or of a story. I consider a good song to be a story well told.
I believe that every time I step onstage I have the opportunity to make a difference. To share a message, offer healing or offer a chance for the audience to connect in within themselves. I want to write and perform touching songs that and shorten the gaps between us as humans. I want to shed light into dark spaces, give hope and expose commonalities between us all no matter our origins.
I am also compelled to tell the stories of my ancestry, learning more about myself through this process, as well as the history of our country.
I feel that writing, singing and performing is truly my life’s work.
Amanda Rheaume is a Metis singer-songwriter from Ottawa.