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MARY-LOU
One foot in America, one foot in Brittany, the west part of France, Mary-Lou have been playing their country-folk songs since 1996. The inspiration of the band comes from North America's traditional music, especially from the deep south (bluegrass, cajun, blues, country ballads, folk, ...)  mixed with the french tradition of songwriting.
The songs talk about Acadia, Mississippi, Louisiana, swamps, … french lyrics telling stories of the deep south, the hobos, the trains, the dust storms …  and the America of the people.
They love Blues, jug bands, old country songs, Jimmie Rodgers, Bob Wills, Pasty Cline, Woody and Arlo Guthrie, the folk singers, the western swing... and much more !
Mary-Lou brings to France sounds and colours from this America that french people love.
That is why, year after year, they have been asked to play in many festivals and stages in all parts of France and in Switzerland and Holland.

Mary-Lou's 7th album "Music Medecine Show" was released in june 2012.

Mary-Lou is :
Mary : vocals, guitar, washboard, snare, fiddle
Jean-Luc : vocals, guitars, dobro, harmonica, accordion, kick
with Stephane Dhondt since 2007 : piano, organ and harmonies

They often travel to the USA (North Carolina, northern Florida, Tennessee). They've been touring in lovely places and Festivals in the springs of 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011 sometimes by themselves, sometimes with their friends from the Tammerlin Band, Lee Hunter, Arvid SmithThe Bluegrass Bombers, and Panama Red. They toured as a duet in April 2013 in Florida and North Carolina.

Beside the Mary-Lou usual music, they recorded a new album along with the Lonesome Day Band "Meeting around Folk, Country and Western"  released in March 2013.

Mary and Jean-Luc also play sometimes as a duet (The Hoboes).

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Mary-Lou has recorded seven cds and one dvd, the following ones are still available :

 - "Les Orages de Poussière" released in 2003

 - "Americana Favorites" released in 2006

 - "Mary-Lou en concert" (DVD) released in 2006

 - "Courrier Transatlantique" released in 2009

- "Music Medecine Show" released in 2012

The Mary-Lou band and The Hoboes also appears with 2 songs on a very good compilation of french bluegrass and folk music : "France Bluegrass Vol 2"

All these records are still available on the label of the band : Louise Bell Prod.

More than 25 musicians have been invited on these recordings, the trio likes to have friends on stage and in the studio while recording !

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Courrier Transatlantique

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