Le Club Richelieu de Lowell présente Mme Josée Vachon, artiste renomée, à l'occasion du 50ième anniversaire du Club. Mme. Yolande Lessard, notre liaison au sein du Club, nous propose un prix spécial: $10 par adulte (entrée gratuite pour enfants). Les chèques bancaires et les espèces seront bienvenus.
Born in Québec and raised in Maine, Josée Vachon has been sharing her Franco-American upbringing for over 25 years through traditional and contemporary folksongs from Québec and Acadia and through her own compositions.
Though she often entertained at family gatherings, she began singing publicly with the support of the Franco-American Center at the University of Maine, where she discovered others who shared her rich heritage. After receiving her BA in Romance Languages in 1984, she continued to perform, quickly gaining recognition as a new Franco-American voice through early performances at state festivals in Maine and at schools and parish soirées.
In 1999 she received the National Culture through the Arts Award from NYSAFLT, the New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers, and was inducted into the French-Canadian Hall of Fame Class of 2007 for the American-French Genealogical Society.