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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 […]

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Deadly gig on the campus / Concert « Mortel ! » sur le campus

Last saturday we performed a « deadly » gig! Not that we killed people by breaking their ears. « Deadly » (« Mortel ! » in french) was the title of the festival we played on the Grenoble campus with the partnership of Radio Campus Grenoble (home of Honky Tonk Live). The setlist was oriented on that purpose : except for […]

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T-Rodeo, the rat-rod Telecaster (« Rodeocaster »)

Here is the T-Rodeo, my rat-rod Telecaster! Historically this is the #3 Telecaster in my arsenal, another one that I built from scratch with Warmoth parts as done with Telecaster #002. It’s a stripped-down (« rat-rod« ) but sonically high-powered (« rat-rod« / »bobber« ) and highly customized (« bobber« ) Telecaster. This « Rodeocaster » is a combination of wood and metal designed for […]

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 […]

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 […]