Luke Doucet & Melissa McClelland (CBC)
Of course Whitehorse is a city in the Yukon, but it's also the name of the highly acclaimed duo featuring Melissa McClelland and Luke Doucet. These two are joined at the musical hip and their real life romance inspires compelling music.
Doucet's appearances in Winnipeg are always special, since this is the city where he grew up and cut his musical teeth.
In fact, if you ask Doucet what he thinks of the music scene in this prairie metropolis, he'll tell you it's Canada's version of Austin, Texas -- a place full of great musicians and songwriters who care about and feed off each other.
When Doucet left Winnipeg to seek his musical fortune, he soon found a job as the guitarist for Sarah McLachlan's band, and has since than established himself as an award winning solo artist as well.
Melissa McClelland has released four albums as a solo artist and had a hit with her song "Passenger 24." It won the 2006 Independent Music Award for Best Americana Song. McClelland also works with Sarah McLachlan.
Since releasing their debut CD Whitehorse, McClelland and Doucet have put their solo careers on hold and are concentrating their efforts on the new duo project. The husband and wife team first met when McClelland contacted Doucet to produce one of her albums.
Whitehorse appears Friday, April 20 at the West End Cultural Centre. The duo is currently on a Canadian tour that will eventually take them to Europe.
Whitehorse recently dropped by CBC Music studios for a live studio session.