Battle of Plattsburgh
For Immediate Release Wed, Aug 29th 2018
Singer-Songwriter Josee Allard announced as part of the artist line-up for The Battle of Plattsburgh taking place this Sept 6-9th, 2018
.. Hooks & melodies, a natural gift.
When asked what kind of music she plays, Josee answers with: what kind of music does Sheryl Crow play? It's hard to answer because it's a mix of many different genres like folk, country, pop and blues yet her sound is unmistakably hers.
With parents from Quebec, Josee grew up speaking French and English in her native Powell River, B.C., and started playing guitar when she was 12 years old. The first song she learned how to play was Hotel California, thanks to her uncle, and then she started to sing harmonies and write songs shortly after. After high school, undecided whether to go to college or travel she decided to back pack across New Zealand for six months. Upon her return she fell immediately in love with a New Yorker named Dave, whom she met at a rock concert on Vancouver Island. They were married within a year and moved to the United States where they made Anacortes, WA their home. This beautiful coastal island town was not only the birthplace of their son Charles, it was also where many of Josee’s feel good songs (Don’t Get Bent) were born!
In December 2010 they decided to move east to the Northern Adirondacks. They picked a spot (Merrill) on the map and moved to the North Country without knowing a single person. As you can guess this adventure inspired many songs (Feet on the Ground)!! Josee is currently recording her 5th album with her friend Pascal Dufour (Producer, Singer-Songwriter, The British Show) in Montreal, which also features Elizabeth Blouin-Brathwaite (Daughter of Belle & Bum Music TV Show Host Normand Brathwaite) on percussions and vocals!
Hailed as female Jack Johnson, Josee is a multi-instrumentalist feel good singer-songwriter who has played many local venues such as Valcour Brewing & Ausable Brewing, as well as Canadian shows and has become a regular performer during Oktoberfest at Titus Family Mountain! Among many other artists performing over the weekend (See full schedule at www.cityofplattsburgh.com), Josee will be playing The Battle of Plattsburgh Sat, Sept 8th at 5:30-6:30 PM at Olive Ridley’s alongside The Too Tall String Band, Sven Curth and Fulton’s Folly. For more info on Josee’s music or to request a CD please contact Josee 518-319-0479 or email@example.com and feel free to visit her website at www.joseeallard.com
Plattsburgh Press Release
July 2018 Board Meeting Minutes
Malone Chamber of Commerce
Board of Directors Meeting
Present: Mary Scharf, Barry Armstrong, Terri Mulverhill, Tamra Murphy
Called to order at 5 PM
*June minutes were reviewed. Barry moved to accept, Terri seconded.
*Business after hours for August. Mary is working with Adirondack 1892 and other businesses on that block to host.
*Read the letter of resignation from Sue. Debbie motioned to accept with regret. Barry seconded.
*Concerts in the Park. Mary will cover 7/13, Tamra will do 7/20, 7/27 is still open.
*Sidewalk sales. A letter will go out to the vendors as a friendly reminder. Not clear what had been done to this point.
*Summer Fest was very successful. Thanks to all who helped.
*We discussed how to differentiate between our web site advertisers and sponsors. It was decided to move the sponsors to the Event Page. Also the new bike program needs to be added to the site.
* Mary is plowing through the day to day operations and resolving some issues. Barry motioned that we authorize Mary to hire some temporary help to help us get through some Quick Book issues. Tamra seconded.
*By laws. The updated by laws were reviewed. Barry motioned that we keep the title of Executive Director even if the current board does not use that title. That way future boards will have it if they choose. Debbie seconded. We have received some applications for Sue’s position. Deadline is 7/13. After that, interviews will need to be scheduled.
*Meet the Author. Fran Goodrow has written a book about her mother’s involvement in the resistance in France during World War II and her eventual imprisonment by the Gestapo. Mary would like to host a Meet the Author event at the Elks Club. Perhaps they could prepare a French Dinner that night. Mary has contacted Sheila at the Elks. Barry motioned that we do this. Tamra seconded.
*Barry asked if Foothills could install a free library next to the Chamber office. Tamra motioned that we allow this. Debbie seconded. Barry also said that Foothills was going to plant some flowers around the Flanagan to help spruce that space up a bit. They are also going to do some around the benches in the park and asked if the Chamber would like to provide a little help for this. Tamra motioned that we do this. Terri seconded.
*Barry has also spoken to Kim Duffy about the entrepreneurial curriculum at NCCC. She would like info on what small businesses in town would like to see included. We offered several suggestions. Barry will pass them on to her.
Barry moved that we adjourn. Terri seconded.
The meeting adjourned at 6:25
Debbie Bonner, secretary