Clement Daquin of ALB - The future is in good hands.

ALB – Live At Cabaret Vert 2014 – Nights At The Roundtable: Rock Without Borders/Concert Edition

Clement Daquin of ALB - The future is in good hands.

Clement Daquin of ALB – The future is in good hands.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – ALB – Live At Cabaret Vert 2014 – Charleville, France – August 21, 2014 – Radio France/FIP

One of the best things about Festival season is the enormous range of bands represented in one place. Bands of the tried-and-true school, Bands reuniting, bands on the way up and new bands just reaching wider audiences.

ALB, the brain-child of French multi-instrumentalist/writer/producer Clement Daquin is a huge discovery and so far one of the high points of Festival season in Europe this year. Around since 2006 and with two albums out, ALB is new to me. And, in a similar vein as Jacco Gardner, offers a different, yet no less astounding and satisfying approach to a complex and engaging musical tapestry.

Daquin crams a lot of musical ideas into a small space and they all work exceedingly well. Daquin is a talented musician and a brilliant tunesmith. ALB is definitely one of those bands to watch for, and ALB/Daquin has certainly demonstrated his music has no borders. In short, be on the lookout for him to be showing up in the States at some point soon. He would be very much at home at SXSW or Coachella next year. Just sayin’. Just hinting. Check out their Facebook page and grab their free download as well as a copy of their latest ep Whispers Under The Moonlight.

In the meantime, this concert from the Cabaret Vert festival in Northern France is yet another great indication music is in some good hands. Recorded yesterday (August 21st), it gives you some idea what to be watching for in the coming months.

Play very loud – I did, several times so far.

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