Regina singer-songwriter Belle Plaine (Melanie Berglund) was raised on the Canadian prairies near Fosston, SK – population 45. The ingenuity, lonesome yearning, and collaborative work ethic of country life have infiltrated her songwriting, her sound, and her methods. A reverence for artists who defy categorization has led Belle to create a brand of roots music combining the vintage blues and swing tones of the 1940s with classic country styles made popular in the heyday of the Grand Ole Opry. She sees the sees the world as it is adding layers of tenderness and mercy with her evocative, plaintive, and soulful vocal style. Belle’s easy charm shines bright from the stage and her subtle wit can pull a chuckle out of the toughest farmer or truck driver.