Ottawa-born, Myriam Gendron spent much of her youth in transition, her father being a foreign correspondent. Her family spent spells in Gatineau, Washington D.C., Paris, and Montreal, where they finally settled when Myriam was sixteen. Still in Montreal, she makes her living as a copy-editor and book dealer now, leading to her discovery of Not So Deep as a Well, an anthology of Dorothy Parker poetry. Parker’s poems hit just the right note and Myriam began putting them to music.
Before even understanding the meaning of the words, I heard a song, she says. I flipped through the pages and it just kept happening. A full album came out of it.
Recorded and mixed in her bedroom, Myriam Gendron’s debut album started as a simple project but became more serious as she began to absorb Parker’s work. The album, also titled Not So Deep as a Well, is one of love and hate, all at once brutal, mischievous, humorous and blue.
Not So Deep as a Well was initially released on March 4th, 2014 -- digitally from Mama Bird Recording Co. and on limited edition vinyl from Feeding Tube Records. The album will be re-released by Mama Bird on CD with two previously unreleased tracks on March 3rd of this year in Canada. The first two songs of the album are available for streaming on bandcamp.
Don’t miss Myriam Gendron’s concert in Montreal at Casa del Popolo on March 4th!
01/31 Quebec City, QC // Théâtre Petit Champlain / Maison de la Chanson (opening for Philippe B)
03/01 Gatineau, QC // Petit Chicago
03/04 Montreal, QC // Casa del Popolo (Tickets go on sale on 01/23 at noon)