Jerry and Jo'Anne

This Canadian country music duo became popular in Quebec in 1968. Gérald Robitaille (b. 9 February 1942, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, d. 21 March 1996, Cookshire, Quebec, Canada; fiddle/steel guitar),…
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This Canadian country music duo became popular in Quebec in 1968. Gérald Robitaille (b. 9 February 1942, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, d. 21 March 1996, Cookshire, Quebec, Canada; fiddle/steel guitar), did not decide upon a career in music until the late 60s. Jo’Anne Moreault (b. c.1948, Canada; vocals), had planned a solo career until a chance meeting with Robitaille. They began recording together, setting down tracks in Nashville, Tennessee, which, unusually for the form, they not only sang in English but also in French (their 1971 debut was released in French and English versions). They appeared on television in Nashville but chiefly in Canada where they also appeared at country music concerts.

Jerry And Jo’Anne also operated their own label, Daisy Records, presenting their own music, some of which was written by Robitaille. In 1982 their Jerry And Jo’Anne won Quebec province’s Félix Award as Best Country & Western Album Of The Year. Soon thereafter the duo went their separate ways, with Robitaille enjoying a locally successful career as the Mountain Man.