Tag Archives: guitar

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Lonesome Fugitive, the Tennessee® J-200 folk guitar

This guitar is my roadhorse when I have no power at hand. This pure acoustic six-shooter (no electronics at all) is a replica of the famous Gibson J-200 made by GEWA, a German company. I bought it in 2005 in Germany and I have been playing it since then at every unplugged session, radio show… […]

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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 […]

The good old days of Cold War / Le bon temps de la Guerre Froide

The good old days of Cold War / Le bon temps de la Guerre Froide

5th July 1954, atomic times… In the days of Cold War, rock’n’roll, an electric music, is spreading like a powder trail. On that summer day, Elvis is recording with guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black his first record released on 45 and 78 rpm records. A-side: « That’s All Right, Mama », an old blues number […]

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Combo at 69 / Le Combo au 69

The Combo at 69 ? What is that ? 69 musicians in the Combo ? 69 people in the audience ? Was the Combo playing at an altitude of 69 meters/feet on Saturday ? Was the Combo performing at the 69th parallel beyond a polar circle ? Was the Combo driving at 69 km/h or […]

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On stage at Bayard / Le Combo sans peur et un public sans reproche au Bayard

Last Saturday as a stop on our (de)tour in the city, we played at home at the famous Grenoble musical headquarters called Café Bayard. On the backroom stage, we performed our set while Bernie the place mayor was occasionnaly playing along his mandolin between two services behind his bar, adding a kind of stereo to […]

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A night at Le Ness / une soirée au Ness

Vendredi soir notre (dé)tour dans la ville a fait étape au Ness. Nous avons dégainé nos flingues à cordes dans l’arrière-salle du café-restaurant russe de Sacha pour deux bonnes heures de jeu. A cette issue, comme désormais à l’accoutumée chez notre amie russe, nous avons eu droit à la restauration du cru et à la […]

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The Combo at l’Art-Ti-Cho

That picture above was taken at the the bar we played on saturday and illustrates the spirit of the place: a tiny room and something to play. We didn’t play with the Spider-Man pinball but we played on the stage. For the first time, we performed live with Alan, an outstanding fiddler who brings the […]

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The German years: blues basterds Crazy Ol’ Jens & BB Browzee

(Crazy Ol’) Jens Grimm and (BB) Bernd Browzee are the blues basterds with whom I shared the stage and the radio studio during my years in Germany. Jens, all the time completely nuts, blows the harmonica since times when I was not even born. He experienced the times when the greatest bluesmen toured Europe during […]

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The Combo at La Passoire

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Le Ness, Chez Sacha, 08.11.13

The Combo on (De)tour in the City

L’automne est bien là et les frimats de l’hiver commencent à se faire sentir. Vendredi dernier nous avons démarré notre détour dans la ville au Ness chez Sacha pendant 2h30 dans une sympathique ambiance. Merci aux gens présents pour leur réceptivité et au chaleureux accueil de Sacha et Philippe. Depuis le 1er juin dernier, sur […]