Brothers Cory and Jeff Papineau made money running a lemonade stand as kids; now, as adults, the Ottawa natives are paying homage to their lifelong creative partnership by calling their country music duo Lemon Cash.
The fast-rising band have honed their live show into an energetic, fan-pleasing spectacle. Following their impressive set at the Sakamoto Mixer during the 2021 CCMAs, Lemon Cash signed with Sakamoto
Agency, playing a record number of shows in 2022, including an ambitious nine shows in 10 days at the Calgary Stampede, as well as The Women’s Show in Ottawa, Manitoulin CountryFest, Cochrane
Summerfest, Rock N Country By The Lake, and Coulee Fest at Lethbridge College.
They also independently released “It Ain’t Me It’s You,” a high energy and catchy summer song, produced by Dan
Swinimer. Gathering as much industry attention as they have fans, in spring 2023, Lemon Cash signed to Sakamoto Music (Warner Music Canada). In June they released their first signed single “Breakup Song”, nailing their first Top 40 radio hit, and features as the Rogers “One to Watch” and Stingray “Trending Track”. The song also surpassed their entire past streaming catalogue within its first few weeks of release, racking up nearly 100K streams in two months. This year, Lemon Cash have performed at the Men’s World Curling Championships in Ottawa, the Ottawa Senators’ Fan Appreciation Day, Renfrew Music Festival, Richmond Fair, Rogers Radio Staff BBQ, and many more events and shows.
With many more lemons to squeeze, this is just the start for Lemon Cash. As they write with more and
more artists in Nashville, producer Dan Swinimer (JoJo Mason, Sacha, Madeline Merlo) has been
working with the pair on their recordings, with an EP coming in 2024, and many more live shows on the horizon.