I am now in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, soaking up the local sounds and meeting interesting folks. Check out my blog about my various musical experiences/encounters.
In the meantime I am planning on releasing a batch of recordings under my name sometime in the next couple of months with some fantastic musicians backing me up. Check out my videos page to get a little taste.
In late August, my trio Groanbox will be meeting up in Canada after a long hiatus to work on a new album.
Lastly, despite the change of scenery I’m hoping to maintain some semblance of a tour schedule, so check back here and there for dates!
After a fantastic tour of Scotland with the Seznec Bros (including percussionist Amadou Diagne) and some excellent “solo” shows in England with Amadou and fiddler Marius Pibarot, I’ve got a few more Paris-area gigs before heading off to Ethiopia for a spell…
-May 19 at the musée de la Cité de la musique, then the Bar du Marché in Montreuil
-May 21 at la Péniche Anako, Paris 19ème w/David Evans
-May 25 at le Saint Nicolas, Le Plessis Bouchard w/David Evans
-May 26 at Café MamaKin, Paris 19ème
Joining me for some of the gigs will be my backing band, the Guzoo Doctors: David Chalumeau (harmonica), Thomas Garoche (upright bass), Renaud Ollivier (percussion), and Marius Pibarot (fiddle).
I’ll also be leading the Old Time and Bluegrass Jam one last time on May 28 at la Péniche Demoiselle, Paris 19ème.
Thanks to all the musicians in France and Britain with whom I’ve played over the past 5 years. It’s been a wonderful whirlwind.
Otherwise, keep an eye on my dates page for local gigs and upcoming tours. The Seznec Bros will be bumming around Scotland with Senegalese percussionist Amadou Diagne in late April / early May, and right after that I’ll be doing some southern England shows with Amadou…We’ll be getting those shows up on our sites soon, so stay tuned!
Lastly, if you are into Old Time and/or Bluegrass and looking for a jam in Paris, look no further! I’ve started a monthly jam with Sarah Novaro and Marius Pibarot in the 19th on a barge (péniche). Check out our facebook page for more info..
I am in the midst of doing some solo recordings and will be doing group stuff as well over the next couple of months. In addition, you can catch me on stage in different places in Paris in January-February. Check out my dates page for more info.
In other news, the Seznec Bros will be on tour in Scotland in late April-early May.
Couple of solo shows in Paris this month, one at the Alimentation Générale on November 7th, the other at Lou Pascalou on November 24th (the latter with backing band). Details on dates page. I’m also psyched to be playing a few shows with Cajun artist Sarah Savoy and band this month.
Lastly I’ll be organizing an off-kilter blues festival at l’Alimentation Générale in February 2013 so stay tuned for that…
Keep an eye out for some occasional shows in Paris, including a possible mini-festival I’m organizing at the Alimentation Générale in November.
All dates announced here.
My brother Yann and I are releasing our new album Jagged Land sometime over the next two weeks. It features eight originals and three traditional numbers, and a host of awesome musician friends of ours on different tracks: Thomas Bailey on fiddle, Stephen Harrison on upright bass, Pedro Kouyaté on kamelngoni, Renaud Ollivier on percussion, and Peter Vilk on drums (and even a little bit of percussion from fellow Groanboxer Paul Clifford on one track!).
It’ll be up on iTunes, cdbaby, and other media soon. Stay tuned…