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Les Lepage is celebrating the 20th anniversary of his first solo CD entitled “Walk That Walk”

It’s hard to believe that this Oct 12, 2017 will be the 20th anniversary of my first solo release entitled “Walk That Walk”. To celebrate the 20th anniversary, I’m making the CD available for the first time on iTunes.
Walk That Walk” is now available at iTunes.

I recorded the record at Sound Of One Hand studios in Ottawa's east end. I worked day and night on the project in order to get everything in place to prepare to record the new record. All the staff at S.O.O.H were just great people to work with from John Dooher who just made the process so easy and enjoyable. Ross Murray at the console with his inspirational rockin' to the tracks, Marty Jones who's final mix was exactly what I was shooting for, a country/rock record with a little edge. I'd like to thank all the musicians on the record once again, it was a pleasure working with you all. Many thanks go out to All Bragg who co-produced the record. His experience at the board, as a musician and his ear were a God send. Al also brought in some great guests such as Steve Piticco, one of the worlds great guitar pickers and Suzie Vinnick's harmony tracks are as sweet as sweet can be.

I met up with Ralph Carlson at his home on more than one occasion to shoot the shit on music, recording and sitting around jamming to some old tunes. I've known Ralph Carlson since the late 1970's when I was just a teenager who looked old enough to get into the clubs to participate in the Open Mic nights in and around the Ottawa Valley. Ralph always let me get up and do my thing, whether I was drumming and or singing and playing guitar. Ralph was another one of the good guys who supported up and coming talent. Ralph was a good friend and mentor. Some of the stories he told me about playing with Buck Owens and the like on the same bill gave me goose bumps and I truly believe he was beside himself as well. He could sure play that Martin guitar of his. Ralph lent me his beautiful Gibson J-200 for the recording of “Walk That Walk”, it's used on "Not Gonna Take It Anymore". Ralph had such a collection of great gear. I'm sure Elaine (his wife) would cringe every time he came home with a new toy to use. Ralph passed away in the Fall of 2002 from Leukemia. Ralph will surely be missed.Thank you Ralph.

I stopped by to see Terry Carisse in the Fall of 2000 at Terry's request. Terry was interested in publishing some of my songs including “Bartender” which he was very excited about. Terry & I hung out now and then for the next 5 years going over the business of writing and what not to do. Terry Carisse was one of Canadian country music's most awarded - decorated and popular singer-songwriters. Terry passed away in the Spring of 2005. Terry will surely be missed. Thank you Terry.

Here is some more info on the record entitled "Walk That Walk"

Les has written 9 of the 10 songs on the CD entitled "Walk That Walk" available on LHL Records. The album was co- produced by Al Bragg, an accomplished musician & member of The Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall Of Fame, Ross Murray and Les Lepage.


Recorded at Sound Of One Hand Studios. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Mixed by: Marty Jones, Mastered by Sylvain Dubois

Musicians on the record:
Les Lepage on Percussions, Rhythm guitar, Vocals & Harmonies
Al Bragg on Keys, Dobro and Steel
Eduardo Flores on Drums
Rod Delcourt on Harmonies
Mike Belanger on Lead Guitar
Steve Piticco on Lead Guitar for tracks 1 & 5 - Mandolin on tracks 2 & 3
Tom McMahon on Bass
Suzie Vinnick on Harmonies
Tracy Clark on Lead & Rhythm Guitar for track 9
Seamus Costello on Hammond organ for tracks 2,5 & 10

I went out and put together a new band for the CD release party which was held at Hank's on Montreal Road in Ottawa.
I also brought out some special guests for the show.

The Boys in the Band:
Les Lepage on Rhythm Guitar/Vocals and Harmonies
Rod Delcourt on Bass/Vocals and Harmonies
Mike Belanger on Lead Guitar/Vocals and Harmonies
Eduardo Flores on Drums
Al Bragg on keys and steel

Honorary members:
John Dillabough on Lead Guitar/Vocals and Harmonies
Tracy Ckark on Lead Guitar/Vocals and Harmonies
Chris Birch-Jones on Bass/Vocals and Harmonies
Ken Reynolds on Drums

Keep Rockin’!

I’d also like to thank the Ottawa Valley radio stations who’ve supported my releases over the years such as Valley Heritage Radio 98.7 FM, CKCU 93.1 FM, CHIP 101.7 FM, CHLK Lake 88.1 FM and I know I’ve missed a couple but you know who you are, as well as the college/university stations across Canada.

"Walk That Walk" is now available on iTunes .

If you’d like to listen and or purchase a copy for download, go to the itunes store and search for Les Lepage,
(you need to have iTunes installed on your computer, tablet, SmartPhone, etc. to do this).



  1. Talk About Love
  2. All I’ll Ever Need
  3. Bartender
  4. Lay It All Down
  5. Letting Go
  6. Not Gonna Take It Anymore
  7. Feelin’ Alright
  8. Walk That Walk
  9. Doin’ What I’m Doin’
  10. Take Me Home, Country Roads



Here are a couple of videos off of “Walk That Walk”

 



Talk About Love

When they talk about love, I think about us
And have to wonder, what’s all the fuss
Our love grows stronger, every day
When they talk about love, they shine a light our way


Times are changin’, or so they say
My love for you, won’t fade away
In times of weakness, in times of truth
In times of lovin’, only you

When they talk about love, I think about us
And have to wonder, what’s all the fuss
Our love grows stronger everyday
When they talk about love, they shine a light our way


Lead

I’m so lonesome, when your not there
I look up, I say a prayer
I thank the Lord, for what he’s done
For givin’ me you and making love fun

When they talk about love, I think about us
And have to wonder, what’s all the fuss
Our love grows stronger everyday
When they talk about love, they shine a light our way

Written by: Les Lepage
Published by: Restless Writer Music
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All I’ll Ever Need

I’ve been here and I’ve been there
I’ve been just about everywhere
I’ve seen some fall off the tracks
Said most of them aint coming back

I’ve got me a good family
Always someone there when someone needs
To my friends who are always there
You know you can call anytime, anywhere

All I’ll ever need
Is right here, right in front of me
All I’ll ever need
Is right here, as far as I can see


Bridge
Every night when the sun goes down
I think about what I’ve found
What it is Lord I just can’t say
But I know it makes me feel this way

Lead

You and I will always be
Walkin’ arm and arm, till eternity
Lovin’ you baby feels so right
Love me in the morning, love me in the night

All I’ll ever need
Is right here, right in front of me
All I’ll ever need
Is right here, as far as I can see


Written by: Les Lepage
Published by: Restless Writer Music
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Bartender

I know that most times, we do what we can
I know that sometimes you don’t understand
Without reason or rhyme, you just go right ahead
You know what they say son, you made your bed

Hey Bartender, send one down
Hey Bartender, Another round

When I started out, I had nowhere to go
Now I feel better, so I’m told
Long lonely nights, empty bottles of Jack
Wishing and hoping, she’d only come back


Hey Bartender, send one down
Hey Bartender, Another round

Lead

Hey Bartender, send one down
Hey Bartender, Another round


One day when I look back, I hope that I see
I gave all that I had, honestly
So right now I promise I’ll do what I can
So when I get old I can look back and grin

Hey Bartender, send one down
Hey Bartender, Another round

Written by: Les Lepage
Published by: Restless Writer Music
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Lay It All Down

Seems like forever, since we said goodbye
It’s only Monday morning, said I’m hurtin’ deep down inside
Tuesday Wednesday, the hell with that
C’mon Thurs, Fri Sat, take me where I’m at
I’ll blame it on a Sunday, maybe throw it all away
And lay it all down

You needed more, than I could give
You only got one life so baby go on out there and live
You want it all, or nothing at all
Yeah I’m trying so hard baby, all I want to do is call
I’ll blame it on a Sunday, maybe throw it all away
And lay it all down

Here in the real world, it’s not easy at all
Too many problems, too many to solve
I leave this with you, before I go
It’s getting’ hard to say, hard to say, hard to say, no, no, no
I’ll blame it on a Sunday, maybe throw it all away
And lay it all down, lay it down

Lead

Down, down, down, lay it all down
Down, down, down, lay it all down

Here in the real world, it’s not easy at all
Too many problems, too many to solve
I leave this with you, before I go
It’s getting’ hard to say, hard to say, hard to say, no, no, no

I’ll blame it on a Sunday, maybe throw it all away
And lay it all down, lay it down
lay it down, lay it down
Keep on walkin’

Down, down, down, lay it all down


Written by: Les Lepage
Published by: Restless Writer Music
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Letting Go

The hardest thing, was having to let you go
We never had the chance, to watch love grow
Though we go our separate ways, living from day to day
Not knowing where the curves are in the road

So I’ll drive on down, making my last rounds
Of all the spots in town
I’ll do my part, make a new start
Though I’ve lost all I’ve found
Letting go, Letting go, Letting go, Letting go


I gotta stay away, every night and day
Knowing that, I must gain control
But time can’t erase, your pretty face
And all of the memories that you hold

So I’ll drive on down, making my last rounds
Of all the spots in town
I’ll do my part, make a new start
Though I’ve lost all I’ve found
Letting go, Letting go, Letting go, Letting go


Lead

I gotta stay away, every night and day
Knowing that, I must gain control
But time can’t erase, your pretty face
And all of the memories that you hold

So I’ll drive on down, making my last rounds
Of all the spots in town
I’ll do my part, make a new start
Though I’ve lost all I’ve found
Letting go, Letting go, Letting go, Letting go


Lead

Written by: Les Lepage
Published by: Restless Writer Music
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Not Gonna Take It Anymore

Standin’ on the edge, yeah my hair blowin’ down
I said I’m gonna make it, what makes the world go around
I’ve been workin’ 80 hours, 8 days a week
Not getting any younger, still not getting much sleep
Yeah inside me, they try to die me

Not gonna take it anymore
I’m gonna walk right through that door
I’m gonna weather out the storm
Not gonna take it anymore, Not gonna take it anymore


Baby’s gone and left, lost her faith in me
Say’s I’m just a dreamer, a dreamer’s all I’ll ever be
Yeah boss man’s getting’ on me, say’s I aint pulling my share
I give all that I can give, but he don’t really care
Yeah inside me, they try to die me

Not gonna take it anymore
I’m gonna walk right through that door
I’m gonna weather out the storm
Not gonna take it anymore, Not gonna take it anymore

Lead

Not gonna take it anymore
I’m gonna walk right through that door
I’m gonna weather out the storm
Not gonna take it anymore, Not gonna take it anymore


Written by: Les Lepage
Published by: Restless Writer Music
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Feelin’ Alright

Here we are again on a Saturday night
Said feelin’ no pain, feelin’ alright
Works all done, time to get lazy
Said we’ll head into town and get a little crazy

Hey girls in C.P. are lookin’ fine
Yeah maybe tonight she’ll be mine
Grab her by the hand and start dancin’ around
Shakin’ her booty from her head to the ground

Feelin’ Alright, Feelin’ Alright, Feelin’ Alright
Lovin’ all night, Lovin’ all night, Lovin’ all night
Doin’ my time, Doin’ my time, Doin’ my time
Feelin’ Alright, Feelin’ Alright


Mississippi Lake in the summer time
Yeah barbeque steak, Lord the beers on ice
Lot’s of friends and family all gathered around
Listen to the music of the home made sound

Feelin’ Alright, Feelin’ Alright, Feelin’ Alright
Lovin’ all night, Lovin’ all night, Lovin’ all night
Doin’ my time, Doin’ my time, Doin’ my time
Feelin’ Alright, Feelin’ Alright


Written by: Les Lepage
Published by: Restless Writer Music
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Walk That Walk

While walking by myself, I started thinkin’ bout everyone else
And how our lives have changed, yet things still remain the same
You gotta to hold your head up, Stand real tall
Pick yourself up, When you fall

You gotta walk that walk that walk
You gotta talk that talk that talk
You gotta be whatever be will be
Your gonna see whatever you want to see


Well I kept on a thinkin’, and when I came to you
Felt so good inside me, didn’t want to hear that we were through
You can break my heart, take everything I own
Leave me hear hangin’ on the telephone

You gotta walk that walk that walk
You gotta talk that talk that talk
You gotta be whatever be will be
Your gonna see whatever you want to see



Well I’ve been hangin’ round, some people in this town
Who say you’ve got what it takes, but don’t you make the same mistakes
Said if you listen to me, you’ll be further ahead
If you don’t listen you’ll be better off dead

You gotta walk that walk that walk
You gotta talk that talk that talk
You gotta be whatever be will be
Your gonna see whatever you want to see


Well, Walk that walk that walk
Yeah talk that talk that talk
Yeah be whatever be will be
Your gonna see whatever you want to see


Written by: Les Lepage
Published by: Restless Writer Music
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Doin’ What I’m Doin’

I’ve been waitin’, by the telephone
And I’ve been drinkin’, real hard on my own
Everyday now, mornin’ turns to rust
Now our love lies in the wind, stirred by the dust

Said I’ve been doin’ what I’m doin’ most every night
Waiting up for you, till the mornin’ light
Wishin’ and a hopin’ it’ll always be
Me lovin’ you and baby you lovin’ me


I’ve been thinkin, ever since your gone
Tryin’ to trace back, where it all went wrong
And I know now, what my brother meant
It’s only words and words are all that we have left

Said I’ve been doin’ what I’m doin’ most every night
Waiting up for you, till the mornin’ light
Wishin’ and a hopin’ it’ll always be
Me lovin’ you and baby you lovin’ me


Lead

Said I’m hopin’, that your doin’ fine
Still not over, this change in my life
I can look back but still can’t walk away
Cause in my dreams we are together every day
Cause in my dreams we are together every day

Written by: Les Lepage
Published by: Restless Writer Music
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Take Me Home, Country Roads *

Almost heaven, West Virginia,
Blue ridge mountain, Shenandoah river,
Life is old there, older than the trees,
Younger than the mountains, blowing like a breeze

Country roads, take me home
To the place I belong,
West Virginia, Mountain mamma
take me home, country roads


All my memories, gather round her
Modest lady, stranger to blue water
Dark and dusty, painted on the sky
Misty taste of moonshine, teardrop in my eye

Country roads, take me home
To the place I belong,
West Virginia, Mountain mamma
take me home, country roads


Bridge
I hear her voice in the morning hour she calls me
Radio reminds me of my home far away
Driving down the road I get a feeling
That I should have been home yesterday, yesterday

Country roads, take me home
To the place I belong,
West Virginia, Mountain mamma
take me home, country roads



Written by: Bill Danoff, Taffy Nivert and John Denver.


Media Response to the CD “Walk That Walk”

Marg Rothwell (Reporter) for The Kanata Kourier has this to say about the CD entitled "Walk That Walk".
"Indeed it has a wide appeal, few of the tunes could be considered the traditional country songs of hurtin' and drinkin'. Instead, it's a toe-tapping mix of ballads, upbeat songs and even local tales of "girls in C.P.". (Carleton Place).

Simon Garner (Events Manager) Ogden Entertainment (Corel Centre)
"very entertaining, energetic & exciting show, loved their show at the Corel Centre ".

Nancy Stapleton Y-105 FM
"great show, the cd sounds great."

Victor Lauren (West Quebec Post)
"One of the better live country acts to come out of Ottawa, his CD is a well produced, well arranged disc and best of all, it is original music".

Bruce Leperre (Program/Music Director) 730 CKDM
"We love your c.d. entitled Walk That Walk. Don't sit on this, it's great."

Micheal O'Byrne (News Anchor) CJOH
"They got me dancing."


Radio Response to the CD “Walk That Walk”

My first solo cd was released to 40 countries in Oct 1997and it did very well in places like Australia, Sweden, France and was picked up by Trans American Broadcasting Corp in Hollywood California, which is syndicated to 78 other stations. Les' cd entitled "Walk That Walk" went to #37 on The Netherlands Indie/Major Label Chart. Right in the mix with artist like: Alan Jackson #31 - Faith Hill #33 - Tim McGraw #44 - The Dixie Chicks "

Geert Van Lommel, Radio Mol Belgium
"We received a copy of 'Walk That Walk' through 'Starbiz'. Took a look at your web site which is nicely designed, clear and informative. I think your album sounds real good. Many of the influences credited on your bio are also favorites of mine. Especially Steve whom I've met a couple of times, Gram, Jason etc. Some of them actually are reflected in your music. Good work."

Pete Lenloy. Vienna, Austria
"A very good cd by Les Lepage. I like his fresh sound and the audience response is great."

Baldaccino Salvatore, Belgium
"The first release by Les Lepage gave me such a good shock. Les forges his own style oscillating between roots rock and excellent country and he ensures alone and strong. It's another one massive release to discover absolutely, I greatly enjoy. "

Roy Rhodes, Scotland
"Les Lepage is a very polished artist, close enough to being a complete artist. Showing his skills as a vocalist, composer and musician. Top cd.

Ross Murphy, Australia.
"Good voice, good solid production, a real winner."

Dann Hansen. Denmark
"An exciting singer with punch in his gloves. This modern rock styled singer/songwriter is something that pleases the youth crowd of modern country music."

Sean Brady. Italy
"
Les has a powerhouse vocal presence and is a super writer. I very much enjoy his style of country music. His vocals are excellently showcased and are supported by stellar musicianship."

Tom Robinson, England
" Hi just a few review notes on Les Lepage CD Walk That Walk. Good modern feel to the album featuring Country Rock and the present style of Dancing songs. Enjoyed "Talk about Love" and featured on show. Also modern feel to "All I Ever Need". "Feelin' Alright" comes over with a Rock N Roll Country style for the dancers. “Walk That Walk” held our attention and along with the others proved radio friendly. “Country Roads” reminds us of the more traditional songs of yesteryear and concludes a fine album in strong style. Les certainly knows how to Rock The Country. A creditable album.
8/10 rating. All the best.”


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