Ottawa-born, Myriam Gendron spent much of her youth in transition, her father being a foreign correspondent. Her family spent spells in Gatineau (Quebec), D.C., Paris, and Montreal, where they finally settled when Myriam was sixteen. Still in Montreal, she makes her living now as a copy-editor and book dealer, leading to her discovery of an anthology of Dorothy Parker poetry, titled Not So Deep as a Well. Parker’s poems hit just the right note and Myriam began putting them to music.
A nine-track album (eight songs and one instrumental) came out of this. Recorded and mixed in her bedroom, Not So Deep as a Well is an album of love and hate, all at once brutal, mischievous, humorous and blue.
The album first came out in March 2014 on two american labels: Feeding Tube Records of Northampton, Massachusetts, in a limited vinyl edition, and Mama Bird Recording Co. of Portland, Oregon, in a digital edition.