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In Mississippi for the Muddy Gurdy project

Travel to Mississippi with Hypnotic Wheels… The trio –Tia Gouttebel on guitar and vocals, Gilles Chabenat on the hurdy gurdy, Marc Glomeau on percussion–, along with Pierre Bianchi, sound engineer, and Yannick Demaison, for the photos and videos, spent a whole month in Mississippi, in April and May 2017, to record their second album with prestigious guests: Cedric Burnside, Shardé Thomas, Cameron Kimbrough, and Pat Thomas.

Here is a short video to discover the project…

“How well the hurdy gurdy can blend with blues”

You’d be amazed how well the hurdy gurdy can blend with blues. Help my friends out by supporting this campaign.

Greg Johnson, Blues Curator and Associate Professor in the department of Archives and Special Collections, at the University of Mississippi

Become a producer for a unique project!

Hello all y’all. As some of you might know we, the Hypnotic Wheels trio, just spent almost a month in Mississippi. The idea was to bring the hurdy-gurdy there and to record an album with musicians who are descendants of emblematic musicians in North Mississippi Hill Country blues, Cedric Burnside, Sharde Thomas, Cameron Kimbrough, and from the Delta, Pat Thomas.

We are now back from his fabulous adventure, both musical and human, and are launching a GoFundMe to achieve what we started there. Become coproducers of this unique project —music without borders.

For the rewards, we chose to highlight more artists, from Mississippi and from France. Some of them are unique!

You can also find the Muddy Gurdy Mississippi Project on Facebook.

Jamming with Cedric Burnside

Tia joined Cedric Burnside for a couple of songs at the Tin Roof on Beale Street, Memphis, along with guitarist Gary Burnside et bassist Andrea Staten, on May 12th.

 

At the Memphis Drum Shop

The Hypnotic Wheels trio was lucky to get a private tour of the famous Memphis Drum Shop, on Friday, May 12th, with director Jim Pettit and drummer Rodney Polk. An unforgetable experience, shown on their website.

Marc Glomeau, Tia Gouttebel, and drummer Rodney Polk.

 

Rodney Polk, Jim Pettit, director of the Memphis Drum Shop, Marc Glomeau.

 

Rodney Polk, Gilles Chabenat, Marc Glomeau.

 

Marc Glomeau, Tia Gouttebel, Gilles Chabenat.

 

Marc Glomeau.

 

Marc Glomeau.

A showcase at Goner Records in Memphis

The day after the Blues Music Awards, Hypnotic Wheels did a showcase at Goner Records, in Memphis.

Gilles Chabenat, Marc Glomeau, Tia Gouttebel

In Memphis for the Blues Music Awards

After having spent three weeks in Mississippi to record their new album, including several songs with drummer Cedric Burnside, who was nominated for the Grammys in 2016 for his Descendants of Hill Country album, the trio, Marc Glomeau, Tia Gouttebel and Gilles Chabenat, went to Memphis to attend the prestigious Blues Music Awards ceremony.

A week rich with encounters and reunions…

Marc Glomeau, Tia Gouttebel, and Gilles Chabenat, at the entrance of the Blues Music Awards, in Memphis.

 

Cedric Burnside and Marc Glomeau. Cedric Burnside won a Blues Music Award for best drummer –his seventh!

 

Tia Gouttebel and Cedric Burnside.

 

Singer and harmonicist harmoniciste Jason Ricci and Tia Gouttebel.

 

Mona Ables, Fantastic Negrito and Marc Glomeau.

 

Tia Gouttebel with drummer Rodd Bland. A statue of his father, the singer Bobby “Blue” Bland, was dedicated the following day at South Main Street and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Hypnotic Wheels featured in The Panolian

For one group of French musicians, playing music isn’t just the end goal. Rather, their pursuit of creating music is intricately tied to a working philosophy that continually drives rich sensibilities about people, places and culture. And lately, right here in Mississippi.

But why?

The group, Hypnotic Wheels, arrived in Como, Mississippi last week and will spend the next two weeks traveling the Hill Country and Delta working on a project that hopes to further identify the cultural and musical commonalities between rural Mississippi blues musicians and rural French folk musicians, both whose music is born from a place of necessity rather than luxury. […]

By Karen Ott Mayer. Read the full story in The Panolian

 

A recording project in Mississippi

Music without borders! Hypnotic Wheels, with Tia on vocals and guitar, Marc Glomeau on percussions and Gilles Chabenat on the electroacoustic hurdy-gurdy are on a residence at the Baie des Singes, in Cournon-d’Auvergne, Central France, before their departure for a “super mega project in Mississippi.”

More information soon. To follow on Hypnotic Wheels‘ Facebook page.

More than 45,000 views on YouTube!

The Hypnotic Wheels teaser video has been viewed more than 45,000 times YouTube!

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