Many French music lovers have become familiar with the American continent through its soundtrack. Some were content to travel mentally by ginning the pages of the Great American Songbook, others confronted their impression with reality by going to the field. This is the case of the two authors of the fascinating sum Rock'n'Road Trip, which has just been published.
In their forties, Julien Grossot and Lauric Henneton rubbed shoulders with the myths and legends of Americana. Far from being confined to rock, they greedily tackled a repertoire that ranges from blues to soul, through country, jazz, folk and rock'n'roll. When others program slide evenings to tell their journey, these two enthusiasts have drawn a book. A sum, given the scale and the requirement of this long-term work.
In a style both erudite and removed, scholarly and playful, the friends make you want to compose playlists and revisit the mysteries of his discotheque
Built in three long years, Rock'n'Road Trip lists the names of places evoked in the music of the continent. Arranged alphabetically, from Alabama...
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