Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Les Bleu Pelouse

Another belated post from the Canada trip:

We enjoyed the music of this band, calling themselves Les Bleu Pelouse (Bluegrass), one evening in Place d'Armes, a lovely public square in Quebec City, overlooking the St. Lawrence. The spokesperson for the group did not appear to be a native English speaker, but all of the songs performed were in English. Their music was a real throwback to a couple of U.S. folk music traditions, including bluegrass and spirituals. Memorable numbers included Folsom Prison Blues, complete with train whistle, and Oh Mary Don't You Weep. Several of the band members played instruments other than those pictured here, including the saw. It was a delightful throwback to some of the musical influences of my childhood.

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