Tag Archives: double-bass

Rodeo at altitude / Rodéo en altitude

Rodeo at altitude / Rodéo en altitude

Picture courtesy of zacdanslesbois.canalblog Last saturday night we took the combo high to perform at an altitude of 3800 ft.! The place is La Gélinotte, a small cafe/restaurant near the Freydières Lake in the Belledonne massif. We could have even used the mountain echo to produce our characteristic slapback sound. You can’t come here by […]


Rodeo on a pick-up truck / Rodéo à l’arrière d’un camion

Performing on a pick-up was usual for bands in America in the 50’s. That’s what we did at The 3 Brasseurs brewery/restaurant in Echirolles last thursday evening, on the pick-up truck parked inside the brewery. The TV sets in the room were broadcasting the basket-ball game that France was losing against Spain for the European […]

Freewheelin' at the Café Vélo / En roue libre au Café Vélo

Freewheelin’ at the Café Vélo / En roue libre au Café Vélo

Freewheeling ? Actually never when you’re on stage. We always sweat our notes, twanging, slapping and sliding out. But this time we stopped at the Café Vélo, a cyclists’ place in Grenoble as its name clearly states. It’s intended to be a shelter for cyclists who break their bikes, providing them not only parts and […]

7 Laux

Double trouble / Un weekend pour deux (concerts)

We’ve performed twice this weekend. Friday was our first time outside the city since 2013, back to where our music comes from : country! We were warmly welcomed at Le Relais des 7 Laux in the small village of Froges, at the bottom of the Pra-Poutel ski resort. No better place to play our kind […]

Between bar and restrooms / Entre le comptoir et les toilettes

Between bar and restrooms / Entre le comptoir et les toilettes

Between bar and restrooms, that’s often where everything happens for musicians. The stage or at least the room left for musicians to perform, is traditionally positioned there. The drunk guy who’s heading for the urinal by radar will inevitably collide with a guitar neck. At L’Art-Ti-Cho though, the stage is slightly shifted from that critical […]


Storming of the Bastille / Prise de la Bastille

We stormed the Bastille of Grenoble, instead of the Parisian one, on the 5th August instead of the 14th July in order to cheat the enemy. Unplugged, we’ve offered our bio and green country, blues & rockabilly although we were performing close to an old building that once stored nuclear waste. For the second time […]