French composer, keyboardist and guitarist
Philippe GRANCHER is a musician those
familiar with the French music scene most likely
will connect with blues, as he's been a rather
succesful purveyor of that kind of music for the
last couple of decades.
But this veteran musician, born in 1956,
first honed his skills on a rather different kind of music.
In his late teens Grancher became fascinated with the,
at the time, state of the art synthesizers.
And his experiments with these instruments ultimately
lead to the recording and release of a full length album,
3000 Miles Away.
Initially issued on vinyl LP in 1977, later reissued on
CD by Italian label Mellow Records in 2005.
Grancher would later cooperate with noted art rock
musicians Cyrille Verdeaux and Didier Lockwood,
but did not revisit this type of music himself prior
to his discovery and subsequent career as a blues man.
released September 24, 2005
electric guitar on "Flip flop" and "Birds, birds"
acoustic guitar on "Flip flop"
bass on "Flip flop" and "Birds, birds"