12-13-2014

Summer tour

We have played all over France this summer :

In Brittany

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At the wonderful Mondial Folk Festival

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In the Alpes

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In the Jura

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Back in Brittany

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In North Brittany

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In Charente

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Near Bordeaux

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In Brittany again

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Near Lyon

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In the Massif Central, in Ardèche

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Massif Central again, Millau Bridge

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02-25-2014

Tour in Alsace, Franche Comté and Alpes

We're coming back from some gigs in Alsace, France Comté, near the border of Switzerland and in the Alpes with our friends Jean-Paul (mandolin, guitar) and Marion (steel gt, dobro and harmonica).

Some pics ...

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08-29-2013

The Mary-Lou band summer tour

Many gigs since our unforgettable show in l'Aigle (Normandy) august 11. 

The 13 we were in Bénodet for one of those Folk Country et western meeting, with our friends of the Lonesome Day band, that we love. The same the 14 in St Brieuc (North Brittany) and the 17 in Vichy (Auvergne). With just a Mary-Lou trio Medecine Show in a holiday camp of Trégunc near home.

Just arriving from Vichy, we were leaving for a Mary-Lou show in Luc sur Mer (Normandy) hosted by the tourism office. LOVELY. A crowdy and warm audience in the parc of the town hall And the cider wes great. Super !.

On the road again for a new show in the Western village. Poor of them, since july they had a very strong storm. Noboby hurted, hopefully, but hudge damage. Our sympathy to the team..

We are allowed to take a few days of rest before we leave again to St Cyprien and Metabief. On the road we think of our american friends. We miss you folks.

 


Agrandir le plan

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The french Mary-Lou band on tour in Brittany

Several years have spent since our last show in Tréboul on the beautifus site of the Rheun.

We were there friday août 9, hosted by Norbert Joncour and the Comité des Fêtes of Tréboul.

Audience a bit shy, beautiful landscape, it's good to see Brittany again. Jocelyn was here and he made a few pics :

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The Mary-Lou band on tour in Franche comté

After Hourtin, and a show in a holiday camp in St Cyprien (66) here we come in the AZUREVA holicay camp. In the departement of Doubs, in the Franche Comté country (west of france, near Switzerland), they know what welcome means, and they are proud of their land. We visit a farm 200 years old, La Pastorale, our guide is wonderful . This country is still so beautiful. Thanks to our host, Gérard, and to his team. (photos Steph)

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The Mary-Lou band on tour in Medoc

Monday juily 22 we were under the Medoc sun for a show at the Western Village of d'Hourtin (33).

It's avery special place that Arnaud and his team have created with buildings and western style. A lovely place where you can ride horses and spend holidays. We used to play there 10 years ago. The audience made a warm welcome to us.

Here are some pics Mary made:

 

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05-19-2013

Mary-Lou concerts in Jax

We have been too busy, we have met too many people, we have played too much music to keep this blog really up to date these last weeks. Sorry. Back in France we are full of memories, of songs of projects.

Let's have a look on our last concerts in USA :

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Wednesday 17th we play for the folks of the "Alliance Française" at JJ's bistro, THE french restaurant of the area. It's funny to hear people spek french. We meet many french people who settled down here. A very warm welcome from the audience and the staff. The owner is a guy from Bordeaux who have been living here for years. He has two restaurants and is the best seller of wine from Bordeaux here.

Friday april 19th : Music in the courtyard. A lovely place where we use to play each time we come. We play with Tammerlin a few songs we use to play together. Robin and Matt who are in the Ruby Beach band with Arvid come to play Good Night Irene with us.

Saturday april 20th : Riverside Arts Market :
A local producers market with musical entertainment every saturday morning under the highway. As we are freezing (the temperature here is exceptionnal for april) looking the dolphins play in the St John's River our friends of Tammerlin are playing.

It's up to us behing an audience of friends (it's too cold). But everything here is wonderful for us and people are so friendly and kind, the sound is fine, we keep on livig our dream.

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We met a girl from Brittany who cooks crepes in the market. Very nice. We play Josephine near the Van. The crepes are the best we eat since we left France.

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A very fine concert. Many friends, good acoustic, it's always a pleasure to play here. Lee and Arvid come to play a few tunes with us. Good memories. We have to say good bye to our folks of Jax for this time. We're sad.

Sunday, we are lucky to be hosted by Lis and Lon of the Gaterbone Band. A fine house concerts with fine people and music. Thank you for hosting us.

Then we leave Florida for several festivals as the Merlefest in north Carolina, where we meet Michael Martin Murphey, the guy who wrote Cherokee Fiddle that Jean-Luc sings in our latest cd with Lonesome Day. Very interesting. He tells us how the song was born, as he was driving his son, 4 years ago, (with him on the picture) to take the train for the first time in Colorado.

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Then we take a ride on the City of new Orleans, the train that gave its name to the Steve Goodman's song.

Now we're back in France. We can't wait to go to US again to see you folks.

Take care of music, take care of you.

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04-08-2013

Mary-Lou in Florida

Wednesday april 2 we were at the Tammerlin 20th anniversary celebration concert with many guests.

Mary sung with Lee on "Meet me in New Orleans", I habe been participating at "See that my grave is kept clean" and, all of us, we ended the show with a beautiful Dylan song that Arvid sings like nobody elses "Nobody can sing the blues like blind Willie Mac Tell". We met many friends there, it was great. Thanks Tammerlin.Felicie_usa_2013_045

 

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Felicie_usa_2013_130The Luna Star is the only place in Miami dedicated to folk music. We are glad to meet Alexis and Keith. A small lovely room, with good acoustic, a friendly audience, a wonderful listening. We talk with people about music, politics, .... Some are musicians, like the duet "Box of light, Music that helps you feel good and think well". All of them are interesting. The next day, rendez-vous at the Gram's Place, in Tampa, a kind of youth hostel holded by Bruce a lovely guy who became a good friend of us.Felicie_usa_2013_140

Felicie_usa_2013_141The name of this place comes frm Gram Parsons, a wonderful musician who died in tragic circonstances. The project began with Mark, Bruce,s brother. He died too early and Bruce keeps his dream alive. Two woman take the boat for Europe next day. There is a young woman from Brest. Lovely athmosphere. We dring some beers and talk with Bruce, and he shows us the dress Emmylou Harris was wearing on the cover of an album.JL_usa_2013_004

JL_usa_2013_002He want us to listen to his friend from Australia australienne Audrey Auld that we already know  thanks to our friend Roland of Rouen.

Next step North Carolina.

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02-02-2012

The Hoboes In St Martin en Haut near Lyon

Saturday january 28th, at Les 4 saisons, Saint Martin en Haut in the mountains near Lyon.

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In this pretty village, Jean-Luc spent the summer holidays of his youth. It's there he heard for the first time "Honky Tonk Woman". That's also the place he wrote his firsts songs.

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Here are some pics of this friendly and nostalgic concert. Jean-Luc met some old friends, and since winter was outside, we were inside eating some choucroute and playins some appalachian ballads. Thanks Tom, the cooker, and all the staff.

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We drove back to Brittany under the snow. It's winter ...

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06-06-2011

The Mary-Lou band on the sea

Musicians don't allways play in smoky dirty places. They happen to to meet VIP in wonderful places !

We spent three days in the Golfe du Morbihan, for the "Week of the Gulf". The weather was very fine. We had a warm welcome by the team of the Recouvrance ship as the Crédit Agricole du Morbihan, the bank that put on this party.

We invite you to follow us on board by opening the picture book.

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