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Portrait of Madeleine Slate

Madeleine Slate

About Madeleine Slate

Nashville, TN

What can be said about Madeleine Slate? Far from commercialism, the five-foot, baby- faced, organic beauty is a jaw-dropping singer/songwriter from Toronto that is sure to turn heads. Packing a strong voice in her tiny body is not the only reason an audience will pause. With Madeleine behind the mic, gone is the day that delivery alone holds weight. Having a sincere understanding of emotion naturally conveyed in each lyric, accompanied by her hypnotic guitar licks, she has officially reset the standards of music. A native of Toronto, Canada, Madeleine Slate is the youngest of four siblings, all with their hands in the melting pot of the entertainment world. Older siblings Gavin and Alexandra Slate are both singer/songwriters, and eldest sister Stephanie got her Master’s Degree in Theatre. In spring 2007, Madeleine entered into a singer/songwriter contest judged by Juno Award winning band Billy Talent in Toronto and walked away with first prize that included a day in a studio that has been used by neighboring artists such as Nelly Furtado. This was only the beginning though. People have said that in this industry you sometimes have to leave to have your hometown welcome you, so 3 years ago for then 20 year old Slate, Nashville was the chosen destination. After performing one song at the open mic at The Bluebird Cafe life has been a whirlwind. This entertainment world is all about being in the right place at the right time and that she was. Some could say that over the past 3 years Madeleine has become the “songwriter’s songwriter” being invited up as the guest of Tony Arata (Writer of Garth Brooks’ “The Dance” among other Garth cuts, Patty Loveless, Trisha Yearwood, etc...), Gretchen Peters (Martina McBride’s “Independence Day”, Bryan Adams’ “Cloud Number Nine” among many others), Beth Nielson Chapman(Faith Hill’s “This Kiss” as well as songs for Trisha Yearwood, Willie Nelson, etc..), and Leslie Satcher (George Strait’s “Troubadour”, Martina McBride’s “When God-Fearin’ Women get the Blues”, etc...) all on 5 separate occasions at the world famous Bluebird Cafe in Nashville. Much can be said about Madeleine’s future in the industry. In February 09, Madeleine was handpicked by Producer Fred Mollin (Billy Ray Cyrus, Dan Hill, Neil Diamond, etc..) to produce a 3 song EP. Looking at her will leave an audience puzzled by how someone so young can articulate every emotion so concisely. Each arrangement is placed perfectly in front of the other on top of the melodic strums of her guitar, disarmingly enlisting the room into her resonance. Personal lyrics combined with an unforced guitar style that is fueling her equally gifted delivery-- one can only wait until Madeleine Slate is named “the new face of the industry.”



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