" An elixir of youth applauded by an audience completely won over from the very first chords on the guitar."   - La Dépêche

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Baby Bio


Hailed as an artist who "combines the dexterity of James Taylor's guitar with the genius of Bob Dylan's poetry", Michel Griffin - [en]chanteur franglais - bought his first guitar at the age of 14. He began his career on BBC radio as a student and since then - with "his beautiful deep, soft warm voice" [Le Petit Journal] - has performed all over the world, with periods in Paris, New York and Switzerland.

Lotois since the year 2000, in 2008 he co-founded the Cahors Folk Club, which he still runs. This is where his collaboration with Marcel "Frenchie" Dègre began, when Frenchie - at that time just a member of the audience - started to accompany him on the harmonica from his front row seat. For ten years now this duo has been giving concerts of festive music throughout the region. Their talent is to elicit an emotional response from their listeners, whether it be goosebumps or peals of laughter.

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

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]
  • Dimanche (Caresse-Moi)[Yves Jamait]
  • 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]
  • La Vie en Rose [Edith Piaf]
  • 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]