Video Premiere: Louis Michot “Rêve du Troubadour” feat. Rising Stars Fife and Drum

Photo credit: Rush Jagoe

Here is the atmospheric video for ‘Rêve du Troubadour’, which translates as ‘The Troubadour’s Dream’, by Louis Michot, the fiddler, songwriter and lead singer from GRAMMY-winning Lost Bayou Ramblers.  The title is a reference to Michot’s writing process and the way he brings ideas and inspiration from the shadows of his dreams and into the daylight, where he turns them into stories.  The song is propelled along gently by the pulsing beat beneath dreamy layers, provided by Shardé Thomas on fife, Bryan Webre on upright bass and synth bass, Mark Bingham’s electric guitar, and Kirkland Middleton’s t’fer triangle.  Over these intriguing sounds, Michot’s melodic whistles and hypnotic vocals are captivating.  The delapidated house in the video

This is the title track from Michot’s new album, which was engineered and mixed at Nina Highway Studios in Arnaudville, Louisiana, by Kirkland Middleton of the Lost Bayou Ramblers.  The record features  various guests, including Nigerien Tuareg guitar player Bombino and talented singer and cellist Leyla McCalla.  However, on some of the recorded songs, all the parts were played by Michot himself, with the gifted multi-instrumentalist playing fiddle, accordion, percussion, guitar and bass.  Michot sings of eroding coastlines and local Louisiana folklore on this varied collection of songs.  He blends a diverse range of styles and genres, but all his songs share a sense of narrative brought to life in Louisiana French.  Check it out.

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From up north but now hiding in rural Suffolk. An insomniac music-lover. Love discovering new music to get lost in - country, singer-songwriters, Americana, rock...whatever. Currently enjoying Nils Lofgren, Ferris & Sylvester, Tommy Prine, Jarrod Dickenson, William Prince, Frank Turner, Our Man in the Field...
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