The Hypnotic Wheels trio was lucky to get a private tour of the famous Memphis Drum Shop, on Friday, May 12th, with director Jim Pettit and drummer Rodney Polk. An unforgetable experience, shown on their website.
After having spent three weeks in Mississippi to record their new album, including several songs with drummer Cedric Burnside, 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.
A week rich with encounters and reunions…
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. […]
By Karen Ott Mayer. Read the full story in The Panolian.
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.”
More information soon. To follow on Hypnotic Wheels‘ Facebook page.