Michel Griffin & Frenchie Dègre

Who are Michel Griffin & Frenchie Dègre?

They are a duo that knows how to raise goose bumps, as well as bursts of laughter, a folk/blues duo who give concerts of Ballads & Blues throughout the Midi-Pyrenees. A program that mixes classics with originals. They are guitarist and singer Michel Griffin, "jazzy poet, clown or romantic in turn, in a charming French from across the Atlantic, with his beautiful deep voice, soft and warm" (Le Petit Journal) and Frenchie Dègre, "harmonicist of talent" (La Depêche).

A concert by Michel & Frenchie is always an ode to life.

You can book them for a concert, by     email  or via    (+33) (0)6 86 06 85 83

In Concert - Audio & Videos

    In Concert With Frenchie    
  Strangers Once Again 
  Perfumed Letter Blues 
  Hallelujiah 
  San Francisco Bay Blues 
  To Love Somebody 
  Candy Man 
  Nobody Knows You 
  Deep River Blues 
  Another Way of Looking 

Press

Michel Griffin's English ballads
"«The Lot has long inspired me. I will now sing a song about an old stone house which is dear to me, it's called 'The Valley Time Forgot'. » Michel Griffin was in the Place de la Libération on Thursday, August 25, long after sunset, as hints of the night's gathering cool began to fall on the city.

He sings his ballads in the language of Shakespeare, but he communicates a lot with his audience. He talks about himself, speaking of a dear friend lost 45 years ago and for whom he composed a ballad that he then goes on to sing. He plays out his memories on the guitar. For this Thursday concert in the Place de la Libération, over a hundred people were attentively gathered around tables, where they could also revel in the blues amplified by Frenchie Dègre's discreet & efficient harmonica playing. The melancholy was palpable in the late summer evening, and the watching diners let themselves be carried away by Michel's gentleness and charisma, which received lengthy applause." - La Dépêche.

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Repertoire

  • Sitting on Top of the World [Walter Vinson & Lonnie Chatmon]
  • Me & Bobbie Mc Gee [Kris Kristophersen]
  • Nobody Knows You When You Are Down & Out [Jimmy Cox]
  • Deep River Blues [Delmore Brothers]
  • Strangers Once Again [Michel Griffin]
  • Même Sans Toi [Yves Jamait]
  • Anthem [Leonard Cohen]
  • Summertime [George Gershwin & DuBose Heyward]
  • The Boxer [Paul Simon]
  • The Slipstream of Your Smile [Michel Griffin]
  • San Francisco Bay Blues [Jesse Fuller]
  • Bring it on Home [Willie Dixon]
  • Last Thing on my Mind [Tom Paxton]
  • Candy Man [Trad.]
  • Imagine [John Lennon]
  • The Water is Wide [Trad]
  • Route 66 [Bobby Troup]
  • To Love Somebody [Barry & Robin Gibb]
  • Je l’Aime à Mourir [Francis Cabrel]
  • Halleluia [Leonard Cohen]
  • All Along The Watchtower [Bob Dylan]
  • Corrina, Corrina [Bob Dylan]
  • Another Way of Looking [Michel Griffin]
  • Diddie Wah Diddie [Blind Blake]
  • L’Encre de tes Yeux [Francis Cabrel]
  • Black, Brown & White [Big Bill Broonzy]
  • One Too Many Mornings [Bob Dylan]
  • The Valley Time Forgot [Michel Griffin]
  • Who Knows Where the Time Goes ? [Sandy Denny]
  • Perfumed Letter Blues [Michel Griffin]
  • Children of Circumstance [Michel Griffin]
  • Baby How Long [Howlin’ Wolf]
  • The Rose [Amanda McBroom]
  • Blues Run The Game [Jackson C. Frank]
  • Dance Me to the End of Love [Leonard Cohen]
  • Coin Operated Woman [Brandon Santini]
  • Sweet Little Sixteen [Chuck Berry]
  • Roll Over Beethoven [Chuck Berry]
  • All My Loving [Lennon/McCartney]
  • Got Good Loving [Brandon Santini]
  • When I Saw Her Standing There [Lennon/McCartney]
  • Kansas City [Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller]
  • Johnny B. Goode [Chuck Berry]
  • Please Please Me [Lennon/McCartney]
  • House of the Rising Sun [Trad.]
  • Dreams Like Bubbles [Michel Griffin]
  • Cocaine [J. J. Cale]
  • Bird on the Wire [Leonard Cohen]
  • One Way Conversations [Michel Griffin]
  • Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright [Bob Dylan]
  • Tomorrow is a Long Time [Bob Dylan]
  • What You Doing to Me [Brandon Santini]
  • Come on Rapunzel [Michel Griffin]
  • Sailing [Rod Stewart]
  • Sensitive Kind [J. J. Cale]
  • Country Roads [John Denver]
  • Stars in his Eyes [Michel Griffin]
  • Deep Inside The Night [Michel Griffin]
  • I'm Leaving [Howlin’ Wolf]
  • Streets of London [Ralph McTell]
  • Atlantic Avenue [Michel Griffin]

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