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“Andrea Menard is a multiple creative threat...Lift, her fourth [album], is a fine collection of folk meets soft pop material that she terms "good medicine". As the title suggests, there is an uplifting and positive feel to the songs, one conveyed by Menard's clear and vibrant vocals.”
Kerry Doole – New Canadian Music

“Menard is a stunningly fine performer” John Doyle, The Globe & Mail

“Menard is all about channeling hope at a time when many of us may need it most. At the same time, her lessons are served up with their own beautiful balance of positivity to enticing, hook-laden music well performed." Eric Thom, Maverick Magazine (UK)

“The album also delivers what every good songwriter should strive for - a sense of time and place.” Greg Quill, Toronto Star

“The accomplished singer-songwriter, along with Walsh, certainly achieved what she set out do in writing these delectable twelve songs, all of which involved lyrics that oozed with positivity and joyfulness....This fourth album by the accomplished musician would only fail in lifting the most cynical listener’s spirits.” Kollin Lore – RazMataz Magazine

“It's a bit of a crapshoot to listen to someone's album and then expect to hear anything even vaguely resembling the same standard live, but Menard manages to bridge the two fairly evenly.” Christina Strynatka – The Examiner

“a tour-de-force performance” Ottawa Sun

“Star in waiting Andrea Menard…” Winnipeg Free Press

“…from the West, Andrea Menard was another revelation - a cool, sophisticated jazz cat” The Halifax Daily News

“Simple Steps… this is one of the best albums I've heard all year.”
Zeitgeist Reviews, Edinburgh 

“Menard… has touched diverse audiences and critics alike.”
Chris Atchison, Metro Toronto

“Andrea Menard possesses an intriguing voice… some truly haunting vocal work” Country Music News

“Menard is more versatile than duct tape….Red Green would approve.”
Les Pearson, Medicine Hat News

“Andrea Menard was the surprise hit.” Gary Walker, Palm Springs Desert Entertainer

“Menard could probably sing happy Birthday and pack a room” Joanne Paulson, The Star Phoenix

“According to our readers, Andrea Menard is the sexiest woman in town.” Planet S - Saskatoon’s City Magazine

“She has been a tireless ambassador of Métis culture and … amply demonstrates that Métis culture is not limited to jigging and fiddle music.” New Breed Magazine

“If you haven’t heard of her, prepare to hear a lot about her from anyone who is lucky enough to see her in action… Her warm, burnished alto at times recalls Linda Ronstadt or Patsy Cline and she can sing an a cappella tune like The Mother Song with an instrumental purity that keeps the audience riveted and utterly silent. But she can also belt and wail a bluesy tune with roof-raising power” Steven Mazey, The Ottawa Citizen



"The making of LIFT" video




    PRESS ARTICLES

Maverick Magazine – CD Review - October 29, 2014 by Eric Thom
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The Wholenote – On the Road 2014 Blog
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Razmataz Magazine:  Concert Review - June 27, 2014 by Kollin Lore
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New Canadian Music (NCM) – CD Review - May 23, 2014 by Kerry Doole
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Penticton Western News – August 6, 2103 (see attached document too)
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The Province – Vancouver – May 2014 by Christopher Tessmer
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Reel West Magazine – January/February 2013
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Huffington Post – The Blog - June 21, 2013
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CBC Arts – November 5, 2006
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Prince Albert Daily Herald – November 6, 2006
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Critical Mass Film House -  Film Reviews - November 2006 by Deborah Dearth
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Metro – Toronto -  April 6, 2006 by Chris Atchison
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Celebrity quotes
Rex Murphy - “I’m speechless!”
Rex Murphy, who was hosting Cross Canada Check-Up, a Cultural Tourism gala dinner, introduced Andrea to the audience in his usual articulate style. After Andrea’s a cappella performance, however, he stood gobsmacked for a moment, and said “I’m speechless!”

Prince Charles -
“Now that is one beautiful, talented, courageous young woman”

Andrea performed for the Prince of Wales at the Saskatchewan Premier’s Luncheon and former Premier Lorne Calvert reported publicly what Prince Charles said about her performance, “Now that is one beautiful, talented, courageous young woman”

Joni Mitchell - “Who is that?”
Andrea sang “A Big Yellow Taxi” as part of a Joni Mitchell medley at the Lt Gov Celebration of the Arts Centennial Gala. When Andrea opened the medley with a brazen version of the song, Joni Mitchell turned to former Lieutenant Governor Dr. Lynda Haverstock and said, “Who is that?”