CharlElie Couture – Lafayette
On Friday, March 24 and Saturday, March 25 at 7:30pm
French singer and songwriter CharlElie Couture is coming on stage for the Los Angeles premiere concert of his newest release, Lafayette.
With his distinctive stony nasal voice and his strong regional accent, CharlElie Couture is one of the most colourful figures to have emerged from the new French music scene. Equally at home sitting behind his piano or strumming his acoustic guitar, CharlElie has experimented with a number of different musical styles in the course of his career, exploring rock and electronic music before re-discovering the blues on his latest album, Lafayette.
The rock poet and musical painter went to the heart of the Louisiana bayou to record his twentieth studio album. The raw, festive album wonderfully sums up the essence of the music he has been making for nearly four decades: an intense, profound, hot, sultry blues, swampy rock, but tinged with poetry. The album’s fourteen original songs, recorded in French and English in the local style is a mixture of zydeco and swamp rock, swing and country.
CharlElie (vocal, piano, guitar) will be joined by Karim Attoumane (guitar) and Blake Miller (accordion, banjo and violin).