It's always a pleasure to do an interview with Eric Bibb as he is very generous and thoughtful in his answers. Eric has just released and album with harp player Jean-Jacques Milteau mostly around Lead Belly songs and a couple pf compositions by the duo.

Guitar wise, in this interview Eric is playing an all mahogany Larson Bros guitar (www.larsonbros.com) built by Maurice Dupont (www.acoustic-guitars.com) in France.

Album Review
The 16 song album is excellent to revisit with a new twist all the Lead Belly repertoire.

Here's a audio Jon Gomm interview. Jon is one of the current guitar players who is really pushing the enveloppe in the acoustic guitar world. His latest album "Live in the Acoustic Asylum" was recorded live as the title implies and his full of guitar and yet still avoids the default of being annoying because of pointless technical prowesses.

This interview with Jon is more than 45min long as he is very generous and detailed in his answers.

Shaï Sebbag is a musician I had the pleasure to interview several times in French, for the release of En Equilibre his third album it was more than time to record and English interview so his non-French speaking fans can get to know him better and also for new people to discover his universe.

With this latest release I think Shaï reached a new peak as he is delivering some awesome compositions played with an impeccable technique without useless technical demonstration.

Extracts of "En Equilibre" played before the interview

Into The Wild
Bach To The Future
Valse des Carpates
Orgasme

Some

Don Alder awesome acoustic guitar player from Canada

It is thanks to Shai Sebbag that I met with Don Alder who was visiting in Paris for a concert. I did not know at all that musician who has stunning acoustic guitar technique.

Here's an Adam Miller interview. Adam was in Paris for the promo tour of the Premier Builders Guild to demo the Baker guitars and the Tone King amps at Guitars Addicts (one of the best guitar shop we have in Paris, www.guitarsaddicts.com). It was the perfect opportunity to do an audio interview guitar in hand with a musician who is as awesome on acoustic as he is on electric.

Andy McKee interview, one of the hottest fingerpicker (@TheRealMcKee)
Andy McKee interview, one of the hottest fingerpicker (@TheRealMcKee)

Andy McKee has been on my radar for a while as he is one of the hottest fingerpicker at the moment.

That's the kind of artist Pierre Bensusan is.

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For the second time I had the pleasure of interviewing Heike Matthiesen.

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My first contact with Rodney Branigan was through this amazing YouTube video of the song "Body Language" (see below) where he can be seen playing simultaneously a guitar and a mandolin while singing!

Hello,

Last week in episode #145 I published the interview with Eric Bibb, now is the time to enjoy a song performed by him and beautifuly filmed as always by my usual partner in crime for video, Nicolas Esposito (aka @nesposit) from Rendez-Vous Création.

The link to Nicolas's blog post on his own website is here.

Enjoy,

Pierre.

It's a great pleasure for me to present you with a second interview with the great blues man Eric Bibb (aka @ericbibb). The first one is in episode #68.

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Bjorn Berge interview

For the second time I had the pleasure to meet and interview Bjorn Berge the great norwegian guitar player. The first time was last year in this episode. The guy can be pretty intimidating but he is very cool and extremely nice.

I was at his New Morning show the night before we did the interview, he gave a superb show. The place was packed and the crowd very responsive to Bjorn.

Hello,

Here is a transcription by Jenn at Random Chatter Music of the Bjorn Berge interview I did back in episode #78.

Link to the PDF transcription
Good reading,

Pierre.

 

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Bjorn Berge interview

Here is a great acoustic norwegian guitar player in this episode.

I had the pleasure this quiet but VERY intense bluesman, believe me, he has a DEEP voice and it is quite a feat to interview such a nice gentleman with such an articulate way to express himself.

His album "Booker's Guitar" is a pure joy and if Eric plays near you, go check him out!

Eric official website: www.ericbibb.com

Happy listening,

Pierre.

 

Peter Finger
Peter Finger and Dylan Fowler interviews

In this episode two superb guitar players I interviewed just before the International Guitar Night at the New-Morning in Paris back in September:

Peter Finger

Dylan Fowler

Links:

www.guitar-night.com
www.peter-finger.com
www.myspace.com/dylanfowler1

Happy listening,

Pierre.

Here is an audio recording of the Tommy Emmanuel soundcheck, recorded on 05/05/09 at the New Morning in Paris.

Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar!

Pierre.

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The intro of this show is in french then the interview in english kicks of at 8:22 into the mp3 file.

Links:

www.tommyemmanuel.com
www.maton.com.au: Tommy's guitar
www.pamrose.com: opening artist

Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar!

Pierre.

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