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La Bottine Souriante is a folk band from Quebec, Canada specialising in traditional French Canadian folk music, often with a modern twist.

Formed in 1976 by Yves Lambert, Andre Marchand, and Mario Forest, they have toured extensively through North America and Europe. In 1990, the band integrated a four-piece horn section with traditional instruments such as accordion, fiddle, guitar, piano and double bass, in order to add an element of jazz to their music. In 1998, they contributed a song to the Canadian Celtic music compilation by The Chieftains, Fire in the Kitchen.

The group's name means "the smiling boot", which refers to the appearance of a work boot with worn-out soles.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Rating Releases
1990 Je voudrais changer d'chapeau 1
1991 Jusqu'aux p'tites heures 1
1994 La Mistrine 1
2005 J'ai jamais tant ri 1
2008 Anthologies 1 & 2 1
2012 Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée 1
Anthologie 1
chic & swell 1
Cordial 1
La Traverse de l'Atlantique 1
Les Épousailles 1
Rock & Reel 1
Tout comme au jour de l'an 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
2005 Anthologie II: 1976@2005 Compilation 1

Album + Live

Year Title Rating Releases
En spectacle Live 1

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Year Title Rating Releases
1978 Y a ben du changement 1
2002 Dance with LBS 1
Les grands succès 1
Xième 1

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