Madeleine Roger is a Winnipeg-born singer-songwriter who combines the elegant storytelling of folk traditions with the grounded vibe of roots music. Audiences can expect to hear “excellent songwriting, an ear for traditional-sounding melodies, a fabulous voice, and skillful guitar playing” (Stan Rogers Folk Fest), as well as the stories behind the songs.
Madeleine Roger is a folk singer-songwriter from Winnipeg, Canada. While deftly accompanying herself on acoustic guitar, it is her artistry as a songwriter and storyteller that can silence a room, uniting her lyrical prowess with a graceful voice and breathtaking melodies that linger long after they are sung. Her critically-acclaimed debut album Cottonwood combines the elegant storytelling of folk traditions with the grounded vibe of roots music. It is a collection of songs that reflect on femininity and equality, the majesty of the wilderness, and the beautiful awkwardness of trying to love another person. Cottonwood quickly garnered acclaim for its exceptional songwriting, beautiful vocals, and meticulous instrumentation, reaching the No. 1 spot on the National folk/roots charts in Canada. It also saw Madeleine nominated for both “English Songwriter of the Year” at the 2020 Canadian Folk Music Awards and “Producer of the Year” at the 2019 Western Canadian Music Awards.