Friday, 11 July 2008


The Grésiblues festival is a blues festival in the Grésivaudan area (in the valley between Grenoble and Chambéry). There are concerts at various villages during the period of the festival and it was the turn of Sainte Marie d'Alloix on Monday 30 June.
The concert started in the evening, before dark, and went on until quite late. There were two bands, The "Perpetual Blues Machine" and the "Grésiteachers Band" and everyone was keen to tell me that the harmonica player in the second band played with Johnny Halliday.
Listening to the blues sung in English took me back to my homeland but I was brought out of my reveries when the singer said loudly after a song: "Merci beaucoup!" (Thank you very much!)

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