Les Hoboes with Wayne Henderson Helen White and herb Key

Today, tuesday we take the road of  Virginia with Gail and Tom to meet Wayne Henderson, Helen White and Herb Key.

We're gonna record since 2:30 àto 7:30 a walz written by Helen, April Bride, on which Felicie plays a second fiddle, a song with Wayne and herb The Train Carrying Jimmie Rodgers Home with a 1929 Gibson, Helen on fiddle and Herb on double bass, and, The Banks Of The Ohio, an other tune with Wayne et Herb, on which Felicie plays on a 1945 Martin !

Jean-Luc has a bog coldand can hardly sing. But finally we can record all of our songs.







Merlefest, Gail and Tom watts






We spent 3 days in that wonderful Festival where we love to go. You can't hear everything. Our favorite bands in the ones we heard

The Honey Dewdrops : 

The Stray Birds who played in our studio a few years ago

The Honeycutters :

The Steel Wheels :

The Kruger Brothers

Tonight we have recorded 2 titles with Gail (banjo) and Tom (guitar). Two traditionals : Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss and  When You And I Were Young Maggie.



The TASCAM DP24 and the mics work perfect. Tomorrow it's gonna be Wayne Henderson and Helen White.

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Kingsley Plantation, et Little Talbot Island

Kingsley Plantation, et Little Talbot Island


Tuesday april 21
On Arvid's advice, we visit the Kingslay Plantation.


A very interesting page of history












Thursday april 23
The Mary-Lou tour is over and this morning we left Stephane who flyes back home from Orlando airport. Now we will begin our Hoboes recording tour.








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First days in Florida jacksonville





Sunday. We go to listen to the 77's, the band of our friend drummer, Darren. We play some titles with them. 

Monday morning we go to listen to Arvid downtown .




Then we go to Tampa, then Clearwater, where we go to the Capitole Theater for a show.

Big rain on the road, that's Florida. In Tampa the sun shines.

Just the time to reach our sits, and here's Tom Paxton singing just for us. It's full, people laugh and sing. Everybody knows the songs. We discover Janis Ian, a very talented singer songwriter.








At Gram's Place we talk music with some people at the bar. One of the customers is the grand grand daughter of Clayton McMichen, fiddle player and best friend of Jimmie Rodgers, he plays the fiddle on Peach Picking Time In Georgia, and he wrote Wreck of The Old 97, Prohibition Blues et Sweet Bunch Of Daisies.






 Back in Jx, a jam in Darren music school.



A suivre...

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Florida Mary-Lou band in april 2015

April Mary-Lou tour in Florida :


The french trio will play : 

. thursday april 16th 2015 : Ponte Vedra - JJ's Liberty Bistro - 6:30pm

The shoppes of Ponte Vedra - 330 A1A North - suite 209 - Phone : (904) 273-7980

. friday april 17th 2015 : Neptune Beach Music in the Courtyard - 7pm - with Lee Hunter and Joey Kerr

Lillie's Coffee Bar - 200 First Street Neptune Beach - Phone : 904.249.2922

. saturday april 18th 2015 : Jacksonville - Riverside Arts Market - 12 to 2:15 - with Lee Hunter and Joey Kerr

. saturday april 18th 2015 : Jacksonville - Mudville Grille - 7:30 to 9:30 pm - with Lee Hunter and Joey Kerr

Mudville Grille Complex 3105 Beach Blvd & 3104 Atlantic Blvd. (where Atlantic & Beach Blvds. merge) in Jacksonville, Florida - Reservations (904) 352-7008  or email FlaMusic@bellsouth.net

. sunday april 19th 2015 : Miami (WLRN Radio Michael Stock Show) - 2:00

listen online on http://player.wlrn.org.

. sunday april 19th 2015 : Miami - The Luna Star - 8:30pm - 775 Northeast 125th Street, North Miami, FL 33161, phone : (305) 799-7123


Mary-Lou with Lee Hunter (USA 2011 / photo Michael Rutledge)

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The Mary-Lou band 2015 american spring adventure

DSCF0636A nice Mississippi steamboat made with flowers at our friends Kaandorp in Plomeur

 D-1 before we take off.

Here is our schedule so far :

wednesday 8th : train to Roissy

thursday 9th : 9h25 plane to Orlando - arrival at 5:40 local time - road to Jacksonville

friday 10th : show of the Mavericks in the Florida Theater.

monday 13th : Tom Paxton in Clearwater and night at Gram's Place (Tampa) where we will play as a duet may 16th.

thursday avril 16th, show Mary-Lou in Ponte Vedra

friday avril 17th : show Mary-Lou in Neptune Beach

saturday avril 18th : show Mary-Lou in Jacksonville Riverside in the morning, and Mudville Grille at night

sunday avril 19th: interview and showcase at WLRN, Miami in the Michael Stock Show at 2. You can listen to the show on http://player.wlrn.org/. At night, show in theLuna Star in Miami.

thursday avril 23th : Stephan flies back to France, and Mary and Jean-Luc take the road to North Carolina for the Merlefest.

Gail et Tom

Wayne Henderson Helen White_vignmonday and tuesday april 27th and 28th, we begin the recordings with Gail et Tom Watts, old pals. Also, the two days, recording with Wayne Henderson et Helen White in the Virginia hills. We're glad and honored to record with all that people ...

friday, may 1st : We're gonna join Panama Red,  for a gig in Cullman, Al, at the Berkeley Bob's.

saturday and sunday may 2nd and 3rd : recording with Panama.Panama_Red


friday mai 8th : record with the Bluegrass Bombers in Arkansas.

saturday may 9th: Jacksonville (Arkansas) concert with the Bluegrass Bombers


tuesday and wednesday may 12th and 13th : recording with Elisabeth et Lon Williamson in Florida.

Thursday may 14th, no rest, we're with Charley Groth.


saturday may 16th : back to Tampa for a duet gig at Gram's Place.

wednesday may 20th : plane from Orlando to Paris !



In the "free time" we'll have the great pleasure to record with Lee Hunter et Arvid Smith, some of the songs that we shared on stage in the past, and maybe, if we can, we'll try to see Pete Winter, the sound wizard who will mix the album in Tallahassee.

Stay tuned, more informations soon !

usa2015 itin hoboes

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We launch the Hoboes crowdfunding campaign

 Since february 1st we have launched on Ulule a crowdfunding campaign to help finance our new project : next may, 2 hoboes à Bénodetthe Hoboes (Mary and Jean-Luc) will record their next album with wonderful friends and wonderful musicians : 

In Florida : Lee Hunter, Arvid Smith, Elisabeth and Lon Williamson, Charley Groth

In North Carolina : Gail and Tom Watts

In Virginia : Helen White and Wayne Henderson

In Tennessee : Panama Red

In Arkansas : the Bluegrass Bombers

13 days before the dead line, we have reached our first 3000 € goal. You can still get on board with us by supporting us on Ulule.

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Mary-Lou trio on tour april 2015

Yes we can ...


In april the Mary-Lou trio (Mary : vocals, guitar, fiddle, washboard / Jean-Luc : vocals, guitars, harmonica / Stephane : keyboard and harmony vocals) will tour in Florida :

. thursday april 16th - 6:30 : Ponte Vedra Beach (JJ's Liberty Bistro) The shoppes of Ponte Vedra - 330 A1A North - suite 209 - Phone : (904) 273-7980

. friday april 17th : Neptune Beach (Music in the Courtyard) - 7:00 - with Lee Hunter and Joey Kerr
Lillie's Coffee Bar - 200 First Street Neptune Beach - Phone : 904.249.2922

. saturday april 18th : Jacksonville (Riverside Arts Market) - 12 to 2:15 - with Lee Hunter and Joey Kerr

. saturday april 18th : Jacksonville (Mudville Grille) - 7:30 to 9:30 - with Lee Hunter and Joey Kerr
Mudville Grille Complex 3105 Beach Blvd & 3104 Atlantic Blvd. (where Atlantic & Beach Blvds. merge) in Jacksonville, Florida - Reservations (904) 352-7008 - or email FlaMusic@bellsouth.net

. sunday april 19th : Miami (WLRN Radio Michael Stock Show) - 2:00 - to be confirmed 

. sunday april 19th : Miami (the Luna Star) - 8:30 - 775 Northeast 125th Street, North Miami, FL 33161, États-Unis
Téléphone : (305) 799-7123

Of course we are still looking for other places to play between saturday 11th and wednesday 21st of april. If you have any idea or contact (private or public gigs) please let us know.

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Mary-Lou on Reverbnation

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Mary-Lou - Tour in USA - spring 2015

Hello everybody ...

We are glad to announce that the Mary-Lou band is gonna play in USA in april 2015 : Mary, Stephane and Jean-Luc.

Check our concerts page to have the last news.

Up to date, we have booked the friday 27th in Neptune Beach, north Florida, and the sunday 29th in Miami (the Luna Star). We will have more gigs to announce in the next days. 

Thank you for your support

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