I started playing guitar and singing the blues when I discovered at the end of the sixties Skip James, Robert Johnson, Sleepy John Estes, etc. — through the Stones, the Kinks, the Pretty Things and Fleetwood Mac. I like old country blues. And never changed…









 







WITH GILLES D. - BULL FROG BLUES (WILLIAM HARRIS, 1928) WITH LEVIN 1938 & STELLA




WITH GILLES D. - LITTLE RED ROOSTER (HOWLIN' WOLF) WITH NÄSSJÖ & STELLA


 
Nässjö Parlour (1920-1930?)
This parlour guitar has inside the inscription, engraved with a red iron : “Musikinstrument Fabrik Nåssjo”. It is the same inscription that we read in a copy currently undergoing restoration in Asgaut Steinnes’ collection, who holds the very interesting site NorskeGitarer

À la recherche de la date d'une Grimshaw Revelation (1933–1935?)
Emile Grimshaw est né en octobre 1880 à Accrington, au nord de Manchester, dans le Lancashire. Comme le montre sa photo, c’était surtout un joueur de banjo qui se produisait au début du 20e siècle avec son quartet…

Une guitare : l'EKO J56 à 12 cordes
La marque EKO fut fondée en 1959 dans la région italienne des Marches par Oliviero Pigini. La firme commença par produire des guitares acoustiques et de petites archtop de type sicilien. L’idée était de produire des instruments accessibles au plus grand nombre…

Charley Patton. The voice of the Mississippi Delta
This book is a new edition, revised, of a book published in 1987 by the Presses Universitaires de Liège under Robert Sacré’s direction. It includes studies due to internationally well-known specialists like David Evans (Tommy Johnson 1971 ; Big Road Blues: Tradition and Creativity in the Folk Blues, 1982 ; The NPR Curious Listener's Guide to the Blues, 2005)…

Honky Tonk (June 9, 2018)
If Gilles and I have to give only one concert in a year, it will be at the Honky Tonk in Dendermonde. I discovered the place long time ago with Big Dave, Raf and Wuff. We played there with Ila De Neve’s band  in 2017 and receive a warm applause…

Anthinoises (April 29, 2018)
If the festival of the Anthisnoises is not really dedicated to our music, this concert was at least imperative in memory of Jean-Pierre Urbain, who gave so much to the blues, and passed away last year…
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