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Leif Vollebekk

Origin: Ontario, Canada

Main instrument: Vocal

Genre: Folk/Country

Despite his Norwegian-sounding name, Leif Vollebekk grew up in Ottawa. At 17, the singer-songwriter won the Ontario Pop competition. In 2003, he entered the Festival de la chanson de Granby, but didn't win. So Vollebekk decided to head for Iceland in search of his Nordic roots. This musical and cultural immersion allowed him to fine-tune his sound: an ethereal, spare folk music, somewhere between Sigur Rós and Bob Dylan. Eventually the artist decided to settle in Montreal, to find some musicians and record his first album, Inland, released in 2010. Since then, he has performed his compositions on stage, opening for Karkwa and singer Émilie Simon, among others. North Americana came out in 2013.



  • Leif Vollebekk - 2013 concert
  • Leif Vollebekk at the Festival
  • Leif Vollebekk – 2013 Festival – Upcoming Concerts
  • Leif Vollebekk - 2011 Concert

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