Pascal Danaë, guitarist, singer and front man in the trio Delgres, didn’t really see it coming.
A couple of years ago, he was a busy session musician living and working in Amsterdam and Paris. His band at the time, Riviére Noire, was fairly successful, but had just broken up. Sitting one evening with his Dobro guitar, he played a few lines of deep blues and began to sing. He automatically struck the vein of the Creol tongue he gew up with in Guadeloupe in the Caribbean. The idea of a new band was born: the trio Delgres, with drummer Baptiste Bondy and souzaphone player Rafgee. Delgres is named for the partisan hero Louis Delgres, who challenged the power of the French in Guadeloupe at the time of Napoleon. Musical liberty is the trio’s essence, and they were soon touring hard. The style is blues, roots, New Orleans rhythm and Latin, with Pascal Danaë’s guitar at its core. Delgres’ most recent album is 4:00 AM (2021). Delgres played at Tønder Festival in 2019.
Friday 27th August at 6 pm
Schweizerhalle – Tønder Kulturhus
Folk Spot Denmark
Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker og John Doyle
Doors open one hour before concert starts.