10 août 2015

Hoboes and friends - Southern Sessions

In april and may 2015, the Hoboes (Félicie and Jean-Luc Brosse) has recorded an album of duets with many american artists. Learn more about this human and musical adventure.

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The Hoboes

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The guests :

Gail and Tom Watts

Wayne Henderson

Herb Key

Helen White

Panama Red

The Bluegrass Bombers

Lis and Lon williamson

Charley Groth

Lee Hunter

Arvid Smith

Robin and Matt Sorgel

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Jocelyn Lecocq

Marie Béney

Wilfrid Cadet


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The Hoboes

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Since 2001, Mary et Jean-Luc Brosse, the two founder members of the Mary-Lou band, invite you to a trip along the US railroads on the trails of Arlo and Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Jimmie Rodgers and all the songwriters who have written about trains, railroads and Hoboes.

Mary : vocal, guitar, fiddle, washboard

Jean-Luc Brosse : vocal, guitars, dobro, harmonica, kick

The Hoboes have produced the album "Vagabondage" ("gambling") in 2011.

In april and may 2015, after a tour with the Mary-Lou band, the duet Hoboes crossed 10 states with their recording machine to record this duet album with american musicians and friends.

Choose in the right column the artists you want to learn more about.

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Hoboes and friends - Southern Sessions - the album

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In april and may 2015, we have crossed Florida, Georgia, South and North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and back  to Florida.

We have recorded with Gail and Tom Watts in North Carolina, Wayne Henderson, Herb Key and Helen White in Virginia, Panama Red in Tennessee, The Bluegrass Bombers in l'Arkansas, and again in Florida with Lis and Lon Williamson, Charley Groth, Lee Hunter, Arvid Smith, Robin et Matt Soergel.

1 - Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss - With Gail and Tom Watts (traditional)
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Mary : vocals, fiddle
Gail : banjo
Jean-Luc : vocals, guitar
Tom : guitar

2 - When You And I Were Young Maggie - With Gail and Tom Watts (G. W. Johnson - J. A. Butterfield)
Troutman (North Carolina) monday 2015 april 27th - take 5
Mary : vocal, guitar
Gail : banjo
Jean-Luc : vocal, guitar
Tom : guitar

3 - Banks Of The Ohio - With Wayne Henderson and Herb Key (Traditional)
Rugby (Virginia) tuesday 2015 april 28th - take 4
Jean-Luc : vocal, guitar
Wayne : guitar
Mary : vocal, guitar

Herb : upright bass

4 - The train Carrying Jimmie Rodgers Home - With Wayne Henderson, Herb Key and Helen White (Greg Brown)
Rugby (Virginia) tuesday 2015 april 28th - take 4
Mary : vocal, guitar
Jean-Luc : vocal, guitar
Wayne : guitar

Helen : fiddle
Herb : upright bass

5 - April Bride - With Helen White (Helen White)
Rugby (Virginia) tuesday 2015 april 28th - take 2
Helen : fiddle
Mary : fiddle
Jean-Luc : guitar

6 - Early Morning Rain - With Panama Red (Gordon Lightfoot)
Murfreesboro (Tennessee) monday 2015 may 4th - take 3

Jean-Luc : vocal, guitar, harmonica
Panama : vocal, guitar
Mary : vocal, guitar

7 - Wish For Yesterday - With Panama Red (Panama Red)
Murfreesboro (Tn) monday 2015 may 4th - take 3
Mary : vocal
Panama : guitar
Jean-Luc : guitar

8 - I'll Fly Away - With The Bluegrass Bombers (A. E. Brumley)
Jacksonville (Arkansas) - friday 2015 may 8th - take 2
David Evans : vocal, mandoline
Jean-Luc : vocal, guitar
Steve Evans : guitar
Mary : vocal, fiddle

Dave Durham : upright bass

9 - Peach Picking Time In Georgia - With The Bluegrass Bombers* (Jimmie Rodgers)
Jacksonville (Arkansas) - friday 2015 may 8th - take 2
David Evans : vocal, mandoline
Jean-Luc : vocal
, guitar
Steve Evans : vocal, guitar
Mary : vocal and fiddle

Dave Durham : upright bass

10 - Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor - With The Bluegrass Bombers* (traditional)
Jacksonville (Arkansas) - friday 2015 may 8th - take 1
David Evans : vocal, mandoline
Steve Evans : guitar
Dave Durham : upright bass
Mary : vocal, washboard

Jean-Luc : vocal, dobro

*special thoughts to John Lee

11 - Down South - With Lis and Lon Williamson (Lis williamson)
Keystone Heights (Florida) - tuesday 2015 may 12th - take 1
Mary : vocal, fiddle, shaker
Lis : vocal, guitar
Jean-Luc : guitar
Lon : upright bass

12 - Heaven With You - With Lis and Lon Williamson (Barry and Holly Tashian)
Keystone Heights (Florida) - tuesday 2015 may 12th - take 1
Lis : vocal, guitar
Mary : vocal, fiddle
Jean-Luc : accordion, electric guitar
Lon : upright bass

13 - The One Rose - With Charley Groth (Del Lyon, Lani Mc Intire)
Largo (Florida) - thursday may 14th - take 2
Mary : vocal and guitar
Charley  : vocal, guitar, mandoline
Jean-Luc : Dobro

14 - The trail Of The Lonesome Cowboy - With Charley Groth (Charley Groth)
Largo (Florida) - thursday may 14th - take 2
Charley  : vocal, guitar
Jean-Luc : vocal, guitar, harmonica
Mary : vocal

15 - The Water is Wide / La Mer est Immense - With Lee Hunter (traditional - Graeme Allwright)
Jacksonville (Florida) - friday 2015 may 15th - take 2
Lee : vocal
Mary : vocal
Jean-Luc : guitar

16 - Meet Me In New Orleans - With Lee Hunter and Arvid Smith (Lee Hunter)
Jacksonville (Florida) - friday 2015 may 15th - take 2
Lee : vocal, guitar
Mary : vocal
Arvid : vocal, guitar
Jean-Luc : vocal, guitar

17 - Don't Think Twice, It's Alright / N'y Pense Plus, Tout Est Bien - With Arvid Smith (Bob Dylan - Pierre Delanoë)
Jacksonville (Florida) - monday 2015 may 18th - take 1

Arvid : vocal, dobro
Jean-Luc : vocal, guitar, harmonica
Mary : guitar

18 - Mama's Opry - With Robin and Matt Soergel (Iris DeMent)
Atlantic Beach (Florida) - sunday 2015 may 17th - take 4
Mary : vocal
Robin : vocal
Jean-Luc : guitar
Matt : guitar

19 - In Spite Of Ourselves - With Robin and Matt Soergel (John Prine)
Atlantic Beach (Florida) - sunday 2015 may 17th
- take 2

Matt : vocal, guitar
Mary : vocal
Jean-Luc : vocal
Robin : vocal

 

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Gail and Tom Watts

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Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss

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M-JL_Gail-Tom copy-5Gail et Tom Watts are true music lovers. In their lovely house in the woods of North Carolina, they use to host many musicians, and this is how we happened to know each other, and became dear friends.

Traditional musicians themselves, they know everything about appalachian music. They have been invested in radio production (WNCW), concerts organisation for the famous "Cook Shack" in Union Grove, and are volunteers for years at Merlefest, a huge americana festival which takes place in Wilkesboro, NC. They travel everywhere to attend concerts, festivals, and shoot very nice videos of great artists ! You can watch hundreds of these videos on Gail's channel on YouTube :
https://www.youtube.com/user/Wildwoodflower1/videos

We were so lucky to meet them, we could not imagine doing this album without their contribution. They also introduced us to many of their friends most of whom are musicians, and some of them feature also on Southern Sessions !

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Wayne Henderson

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Banks Of The Ohio

The Train Carrying Jimmie Rodgers Home

Wayne Henderson’s top-notch finger-picking is a source of great pleasure and pride to his friends, family and neighbors in Grayson County, Virginia. His guitar playing has also been enjoyed at Carnegie Hall, in three national tours of Masters of the Steel-String Guitar, and in seven nations in Asia. he played many times in Europe.

In addition to his reputation as a guitarist, Henderson is a luthier of great renown. He is a recipient of a 1995 National Heritage Award presented by the National Endowment for the Arts. He produces about 20 instruments a year, mostly guitars; he is almost as well-known for the mandolins he has made. Good friend Doc Watson owned a Henderson mandolin. He said, “That Henderson mandolin is as good as any I’ve had my hands on. And that’s saying a lot, because I’ve picked up some good ones.”

Some of Henderson’s instruments are intricately decorated but are most respected for their volume, tone, and resonance. Blues guitarist John Cephas said that Wayne Henderson “is probably the most masterful guitar maker in this whole United States.” There is a waiting list for Henderson’s guitars made up of the famous (and not-so-famous).

Wayne was the 2014 convocation speaker at Appalachian State University in Boone. Read about it at www.news.appstate.edu/2014/09/05/wayne-henderson-2/ and view his talk on YouTube below.

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Herb Key

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The Train Carrying Jimmie Rodgers Home

Herb has been playing double bass along with Wayne Henderson for more than 50 years. We have been honored to play and record with him and Wayne.

Herb Key grew up in musical family in Wilkes County. He has played music for most of his life, and he grew up listening to old Carter Family recordings, mesmerized with Mother Maybelle's guitar playing. He also listened to radio programs and has fond memories of listening to the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday nights.

Herb's mother and father both played music, and his Uncle Bob, also a musician, showed Herb how to tune a guitar. When he was sixteen, Herb's parents bought him his own Silvertone guitar, an instrument he still owns. In school he played in a band with other friends in the Future Farmers of America. The group would play gospel music and other traditional music of the area.

In the 1970s, Herb, along with Larry Pennington, Raymond Pennington, and Paul Gentle, formed the High County Ramblers. Larry Pennington was a widely-known and respected banjo player from Ashe County who helped many musicians get involved with the local traditional music. His legacy is celebrated annually with a festival in Ashe County. Johnny Miller, and Wayne "Hot Picker" Henderson joined the band shortly after it was formed. This group won the Galax Fiddlers Convention in the bluegrass band category the year they formed.

Herb mentions Dan Crary and the Country Gentlemen and Doc Watson ("Our buddy down the road.") as being key musical influences. He recorded an album with the High County Ramblers, and later he recorded another album with fellow guitar players Wayne Henderson and Ray Cline to highlight the guitar styles of these pickers. Herb has won several ribbons in folk singing competitions at regional festivals.

More informations about Herb Key : http://www.blueridgeheritage.com/traditional-artist-directory/herb-key

And : http://www.blueridgemusicnc.com/listen-and-learn/artists/herb-key

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Helen White

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A singer, fiddler, guitarist and tunesmith, Helen White has toured extensively with Wayne in the U.S. and Europe. Her compositions include works for theater and video projects as well as a Booklist honored recording of original songs for children. Helen is the founder and served as regional director of the Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM) program from program inception in February of 2000 to June of 2013. This renowned program serves students in 25 mountain counties in Virginia, North and South Carolina introducing them to their musical heritage through small group instruction in the instruments and music common to the region.

We were happy to welcome her and Wayne several times for private concerts and workshops in our studio in Brittanny !

 

http://www.arts.virginia.gov/PATD_Mu_Wayne-Henderson.html

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Panama Red

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Wish For Yesterday

Danny Finley (born April 15, 1945 in East Lynn, WV) is an American musician and song-writer, best-known under the name Panama Red.

He enlisted in the US Army in 1962, studied at the US Army Information School at Fort Slocum, NY, and was a Korea stringer for Pacific Stars and Stripes in 1963-64. He worked as a feature writer for the United Nations Command Korea Magazine "Friends of Freedom" in 1964-65. He was separated from active duty in 1965 and honorably discharged in 1968. Upon separation he lived for a short time in San Francisco, where he acquired the nickname Panama Red.

He left San Francisco in early 1966 and returned home to St. Petersburg, Florida. There he began to perform as a guitarist in several bands and as a solo folksinger, notably at the Beaux Arts Coffeehouse in Pinellas Park. In 1967 he moved to New York's Lower East Side and for six months managed a coffeehouse called the Cafe Eye on 10th Street across from Tompkins Square Park.

Returning to Florida he became a managing partner in a head shop called Yellow Submarine in Clearwater. Continuing to perform, he was a founding member of Bethlehem Asylum, a fusion band with two recordings on Ampex records, "Commit Yourself" and "Bethlehem Asylum" in 1970 and 1971. Bethlehem Asylum officially disbanded in 1972. The surviving members, Charlie DeChant (Hall and Oates) and Russell Buddy Helm (author of "Drumming the Spirit to Life") remain close friends.

In 1971 he moved to Nashville for a short period of time, where he became Billy Joe Shaver's guitar player[1] and co-writer with Shaver of "Bottom Dollar." He appears on Shaver's record "Old Five and Dimers", produced by Kris Kristofferson. In 1972 he returned to Florida to take advantage of a scholarship in the Music Merchandising program at the University of Miami. He left after one semester to return to Nashville, and continued to play as Shaver's guitarist.

It was during this time that he made the acquaintance of Richard "Kinky" Friedman,1 and appeared as a guitarist on Kinky's record "Sold American", produced by Chuck Glaser. Shortly after returning from Miami he joined the Texas Jewboys(Kinky Friedman's band) in New York City, appearing with the Jewboys at Max's Kansas City. There, he began a collaboration with Friedman on Kinky's eponymous ABC album, written in fits and starts in NYC, Austin and Mexico. The album was recorded both in Nashville (Willie Nelson, producer) and.in Hollywood (Steve Barri, producer), and released in 1974. Between tours with the Texas Jewboys he worked as a recording musician in Nashville.

He parted from the Jewboys in 1975 and began performing as The Legendary Panama Red. From 1976 to 1979 he toured by bus with his band Montezuma's Revenge. He was the one of the first acts to appear at the Lone Star Cafe in New York City. He performed at Armadillo World Headquarters in Austin, Texas, the Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto and at the Old Mill in Mill Valley, California as well as numerous other venues in the U.S.

His work with his band brought him to the attention of the producer/bassist Felix Pappalardi (Cream, Mountain), who subsequently became his friend, mentor and sometime employer. After Felix's untimely death in 1982, Panama entered into a period of solitude and, wanting to "use my left brain", he became a carpenter. He studied computer science at Miami Dade College in 1982 and 1983. In 1986 he enrolled as a radiography student at Northern New Mexico College. While a student there he edited portions of a radiologic physics textbook (Radiologic Science for Technologists, Bushong, 4th Edition). He graduated with a GPA of 3.89 and is a member of Phi Theta Kappa, He also attended the University of New Mexico, majoring in Journalism.

In 1990 he moved to San Francisco and worked at the VA Medical Center there. He left employment there in 1993 and began to perform again. He performed and lived in Nevada City, California, for a while and then moved to Seattle, where he lived until 1999, when he left the country to live and work in Amsterdam. He returned to the U.S. on Christmas Day 2001.

Since his return to music he has made two albums (HomeGrown and Choice Buds), and has appeared in numerous small venues in America, interspersed with performances, both as a solo artist and as a backing guitarist, in Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom, France and the Netherlands.

He continues to write and perform and currently lives in Rockvale, Tennessee.

He is credited by etymologist Barry Popik with the first use of the rhyming phrase "Lost in Austin" (1976).

Albums as Featured Performer

1970 "Commit Yourself" (w/ Bethlehem Asylum)

1971 "Bethlehem Asylum" (w/ Bethlehem Asylum)

2000: " HomeGrown"

2005: "Choice Buds"

Panama red website : http://www.panamaredmusic.com/

 

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The Bluegrass Bombers

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I'll Fly Away

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Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor

The Bluegrass Bombers are a band from jacksonville near Little Rock (AR) :

David Evans : vocals, mandolin, fiddle

Steve Evans : vocals, guitar

Dave Durham : double bass

John Lee : vocals, dobro, banjo (unfotunately unavailable for our recording).

We met them in 2010. Steve heard Mary-Lou's  "I wanna Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart" version, and he offered to us to shoot a clip with them and us playing that song. Steve Evans the guitar player of the band loves video and is also THE specialist of the cowboy guitars. He wrote a very good book about that. His guitar collection is one of the sources of pride of the Jacksonville city.

Discreet and talented, the Bluegrass Bombers don't have any website, any cd released. They play gigs around for and with friends. The old musical tradition.

They have released several very nice and humouristic videos that you can watch here :

https://www.youtube.com/user/volleyballjones

 

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