Apr 12, 2023
Overcoming Imposter Syndrome with Danielle Allard
Play • 42 min

“The show must go on!” 

That was Danielle Allard’s thinking when the pandemic suspended all of her live in-person performances for the foreseeable future. 

Wanting to continue to perform, write and grow, Danielle turned to Twitch, where she began to build an online audience by live streaming her writing and recording sessions.

Now, she has a Twitch community of almost 20K followers who tune in to her three, weekly live streams, which allow them to join in on her studio sessions, and encourage her to keep growing as an artist and a performer. 

In this episode, Danielle speaks about the reality of live events being shut down and having to quickly pivot in a time of uncertainty. She discusses how she grappled with imposter syndrome and self-doubt while paving a new path in the streaming world, and how the community she built helped her to truly grow. 

About Danielle Allard

Danielle Allard is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and Twitch Partner. This Ottawa artist has toured Germany, Portugal and much of Canada but also performs 3 times a week for an international audience as a music streamer.


Featured in the New York Times for her livestreams, her festival appearances include features at Ottawa Bluesfest, Jazz Fest and a main stage appearance at City Folk Festival. 


She has 3 studio releases and 5 projects in the making. Her latest release called INVADER is a concept album accompanied by a 6 video series.

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Presented by Folk Music Ontario

Hosted by Rosalyn Dennett

Produced by Kayla Nezon (Folk Music Ontario), Rosalyn Dennett (Folk Music Ontario), Tim Fraser + Tanya Fraser (Murdoch Entertainment)

Recorded by Kayla Nezon, and Jordan Moore of The Pod Cabin

Edited by Jordan Moore of The Pod Cabin

Theme music “Amsterdam” by King Cardiac

Artwork by Jaymie Karn

The ReFolkUs Project is made possible through the generous support of the Department of Canadian Heritage

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