R.L. Burnside’s grandson is the first of the four guest musicians invited on Hypnotic Wheels’ second album. An enriching experience for Cedric, who won a Grammy nomination in 2016 for his Descendants of Hill Country album. But also for the Hypnotic Wheels trio –Tia Gouttebel on vocals and guitar, Gilles Chabenat on the hurdy gurdy, Marc Glomeau on percussion.
The recording was done by Pierre Bianchi in Como, in the North Mississippi Hill Country. Images are by Yannick Demaison.
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Travel to Mississippi with Hypnotic Wheels… The trio –Tia Gouttebel on guitar and vocals, Gilles Chabenat on the hurdy gurdy, Marc Glomeau on percussion–, along with Pierre Bianchi, sound engineer, and Yannick Demaison, for the photos and videos, spent a whole month in Mississippi, in April and May 2017, to record their second album with prestigious guests: Cedric Burnside, Shardé Thomas, Cameron Kimbrough, and Pat Thomas.
Hello all y’all. As some of you might know we, the Hypnotic Wheels trio, just spent almost a month in Mississippi. The idea was to bring the hurdy-gurdy there and to record an album with musicians who are descendants of emblematic musicians in North Mississippi Hill Country blues, Cedric Burnside, Sharde Thomas, Cameron Kimbrough, and from the Delta, Pat Thomas.
We are now back from his fabulous adventure, both musical and human, and are launching a GoFundMe to achieve what we started there. Become coproducers of this unique project —music without borders.
For the rewards, we chose to highlight more artists, from Mississippi and from France. Some of them are unique!
You can also find the Muddy Gurdy Mississippi Project on Facebook.
The Hypnotic Wheels trio was lucky to get a private tour of the famous MemphisDrumShop, on Friday, May 12th, with director Jim Pettit and drummer Rodney Polk. An unforgetable experience, shownon their website.
After having spent three weeks in Mississippi to record their new album, including several songs with drummer CedricBurnside, who was nominated for the Grammys in 2016 for his Descendants of Hill Country album, the trio, Marc Glomeau, Tia Gouttebel and Gilles Chabenat, went to Memphis to attend the prestigious Blues Music Awards ceremony.
For one group of French musicians, playing music isn’t just the end goal. Rather, their pursuit of creating music is intricately tied to a working philosophy that continually drives rich sensibilities about people, places and culture. And lately, right here in Mississippi.
The group, Hypnotic Wheels, arrived in Como, Mississippi last week and will spend the next two weeks traveling the Hill Country and Delta working on a project that hopes to further identify the cultural and musical commonalities between rural Mississippi blues musicians and rural French folk musicians, both whose music is born from a place of necessity rather than luxury. […]
Music without borders! Hypnotic Wheels, with Tia on vocals and guitar, Marc Glomeau on percussions and Gilles Chabenat on the electroacoustic hurdy-gurdy are on a residence at the Baie des Singes, in Cournon-d’Auvergne, Central France, before their departure for a “super mega project in Mississippi.”