Having no less a luminary than multiple GRAMMY-Award winning superstar producer David Foster (Céline Dion, Josh Groban) publicly declare “she’s going places” during a star-studded concert in which she shared the stage with Lionel Richie, Natalie Cole and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Eleanor McCain has dazzled audiences for more than a decade with a voice the Halifax Chronicle-Herald declared “lovely…full and expressive.”
Hailing from Florenceville, New Brunswick, this triple ECMA-nominated classical crossover specialist has recorded five albums, accompanied symphonies across Canada and is touring with noted JUNO-nominated jazz singer Matt Dusk, producer of her latest album Runaway.
An album of 12 classic and contemporary love songs re-envisioned by Eleanor, producer Matt Dusk and arranger Shelly Berger, Runaway is a lushly orchestrated project of romantic sensitivity that joins many of Ms. McCain’s critically acclaimed previous recordings –classical crossover favourite Intimate; ECMA-nominated children’s recording Bundle Of Joy; ECMA-nominated Green Hills Of Home, an album of Celtic balladry and her ECMA-nominated double CD of Christmas music entitled Holiday – in showcasing her artistic depth as a touching, versatile interpreter.
Currently based in Toronto, Eleanor McCain is also an active philanthropist, donating a percentage of her online album sales to Hospice Toronto, currently celebrating its 25th anniversary.
Eleanor McCain collaborators have also included award winners Chantal Kreviazuk, John McDermott, Natalie MacMaster, Liona Boyd, the Elmer Iseler Singers, Carlos Nunez and producer Brigham Phillips.
Eleanor will be performing with Symphony New Brunswick at Mount Allison, convocation hall on Thursday May 7th as part of their alumni weekend.