Les Hay Babies
After the release of their bilingual EP Folio, in 2012, the Hay Babies were touring extensively, a period during which the first notes of their debut record could be heard. Mon Homesick Heart (2014, Simone Records), is an indie-folk-country album full of sincerity that came to be with a little help from some great collaborators: François Lafontaine and Mathieu Parisien (Karkwa), Joe Grass and Mishka Stein (Patrick Watson) as well as José Major (Marie-Pierre Arthur) and Mico Roy (Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire).
After winnings at Accro de la chanson of the Fédération des jeunes francophones du Nouveau-Brunswick in 2009 and 2010, the musicians received the highest honours at the 2013 Francouvertes and took home tens of awards at Festival Vue sur la relève. Since then, they have been gathering up awards and nominations, including 3 at the Gala de l’ADISQ of 2014 as well as being honoured with the Prix Édith-Butler du Gala des mérites de la SPACQ (Société professionnelle des auteurs et compositeurs du Québec) in 2014, and being named the “French Songwriter of the Year” at the Canadian Folk Music Awards. The following year, My Homesick Heart was crowned the “Francophone Recording of the Year” at the East Coast Music Awards.