LEADFOOT RIVET INTERVIEW
If you have to describe your music in three or four words , what would you call it?
I tend to call it "mongrel blues" these days but most musics anyway
are kinda mongrel musics to some extent. Mine involves a lot of other
influences mostly american like soul, country, folk etc. but also
traces of south or central american, oriental sometimes or european
like fado, french or italian chanson, rebetiko ....
What can people expect to see at your live performance?
An artist tryin' to express his feelings in the most sincere and honest way.
No glitter, no entertainer tricks, no showmanship for the sake of it.
Does anyone in particular influence your musical talent?
Damn yes ! Quite a few from Son House to Wilson Pickett, Jimmy Reed
to Bobby Blue Bland, Albert King, Howlin' Wolf, Joe Tex, Solomon
Burke, Otis Redding, Etta James, Sandy Denny and as a songwriter,
Percy Mayfield, Rodney Crowell, Oscar Brown Jr, Guy Clark, John Prine,
Eric Andersen, Earl King ........
Who were you, or would you be nervous to meet?
When I had the chance to work with them in the 80's or the 90's Albert
King, Bo Diddley, Wilson Pickett, Matt Murphy, Tony Joe White, Bobby
Bland who were my idols or models as a youngster. Since then I'm
sorry to say that I've lost this sense of sacred and no one impresses
me anymore ........
As an artist is there anything special you hope to accomplish ?
Reach and touch peoples soul's with my songs and my voice.
What is in your opinion the best song you ever written? and why?
I t's really hard for me to say:
* without sounding pretentious
* there's quite a few that I like !!!! (laugh)
The best and worst gig you ever played?
The one I just finished !!!!
What is the furthest show from your home you ever played?
Probably in MOOREA near Tahiti, in the seventies.
Are there any songs you've done that you wish you hadn't ?
Maybe in a previous life ! Not during the last 40 years ........
some were probably bad or not meant for me but no regrets.
Where would you like to find yourself in ten years?
Hopefully not in a coffin yet !!
Is there a particular song or musical passage that never fails to
move you emotionally?
There's certainly way too many !!! "Danny boy" is one of them.
"Time run like a freight train" by Eric Andersen is another one. "Let
him roll!" by Guy Clark ..........
Leadfoot Rivet - One Night On The Road Live
Als liefhebber van live muziek is dit een album om blij van te worden. De Fransman Alain 'Leadfoot Rivet' heeft met ' One Night Of The Road' een prima live album afgeleverd.
Leadfoot Rivet speelt geen alledaagse blues, zelf omschrijft hij zijn muziek als 'Mongrel' muziek. Blues muziek met invloeden uit Cuba, Portugal en Argentinie.
Het negen nummers durende album is gevarieerd en de passie is voelbaar. Het album laat de blues horen in al haar facetten. We horen swing, de groove is voelbaar en er is ruimte voor improvisatie. Leadfoot Rivet doet met dit album alle liefhebbers van live muziek een groot plezier.
Het beluisteren van 'One Night On The Road' maakt me al nieuwsgierig naar het verschijnen van het nieuwe album later dit jaar.