Artist, Adventurer

Originally from Saint-Antoine, New Brunswick, Daniel Léger is a multidisciplinary artist who describes himself as a poet of the everyday.

As a musician, Daniel has produced 5 solo albums (La route m'appelle, Équilibre, Chaviré, Groundé, Blues et cowboy) with his company Koonacky Productions. He is the winner of the 2002 Gala de la chanson de Caraquet and wrote the theme song for the 2009 World Acadian Congress. He was nominated at the Adisq Gala in 2009 for Country Album of the Year and received the Edith Butler Award in 2013.

In cinema, Daniel Léger has directed three films with the NFB. Un dimanche à 105 ans (winner of two La vague Léonard Forest awards, 2007), Les inséparables (Gémaux nomination and Éloizes Artist of the Year in the category of Media Arts, 2014), and Les artisans de l'atelier (La vague Léonard Forest award, 2018). In April 2015, this globetrotter published Objectif Katahdin, his first travelogue with Éditions Perce-Neige.