Thursday, March 14, 2013

Genticorum avec Casey Driessen, ce soir au Club Passim


Casey Driessen opens
March 14, 2013 8PM
club passim

I met Genticorum several years ago at the former New Bedford Summerfest where I volunteered as a stage tech. We do a lot of improvisation, but one of the strangest set-up's was using a gaff taped shoe to hold a floor mic. If you do not know why a floor mic is used for this band, come to the show tonight to find out. They rock! And if you love the band see me there to find out where they will be Friday night. By the way,Casey Driessen rocks, too!

"For a three piece, Genticorum makes a very full and glorious noise, both instrumentally and vocally… This is a band that’s going to go places."


Over the past decade the trad Quebec group Genticorum (Pascal Gemme, Alexandre de Grosbois-Garand and Yann Falquet) has become a fixture on the international world, trad, folk and Celtic music circuit. The trio’s four albums met with critical acclaim in Canada, the United States and Great Britain, assuring the band a brilliant future. Known for its energy and its stage presence (and often mistaken for a larger ensemble), Genticorum has given more than 800 concerts in no fewer than 15 countries – and is showing no sign of slowing down: this is a band in high demand.

Firmly rooted in the soil of their native land, the energetic and original traditional ‘power trio’ also incorporates the dynamism of today’s North American and European folk cultures in their music. They weave precise and intricate fiddle and flute work, gorgeous vocal harmonies, energetic foot percussion and guitar and bass accompaniment into a big and jubilant musical feast. Their distinctive sound, sense of humour and stage presence make them a supreme crowd pleaser.

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