Category: Bon Truc

Le Bon Truc Concert videos

I lead a good life. On May 2nd, my trio, Le Bon Truc, played at Blue, in Portland (Maine). We managed to pack the place and then play perhaps our best ever. It was super and felt great. Friend of the band, Sunshine Perlis,…

Suite des Aigrettes

A suite of tunes written by myself: The Egret’s Suite. Written in what was intended to be a breton-ish style (but drifted). The first tune is definitely one idea of what Breton folks might write as mazurka, if they wrote mazurkas. The second tune…

13 Moments at the Gig

I invite my band mates to share their moments in the comments section.Last Thursday me and three of the best musicians I know played at Lewiston bistro She Doesn’t Like Guthries, a cafe aimed at “eco-conscious, urban bohemians.” The food and wine were excellent and…

Feb. 28 Le Bon Truc Gig!

This Friday, Le Bon Truc, will be playing at She Doesn’t Like Guthrie’s, and sweet bistro in Lewiston! Le Bon Truc features me on accordion, Steve Gruverman on winds, Barbara Truex on strings and percussion, and Joelle Morris singing. We start at 8:00! Come…

Bal Folk on Saturday (Jan. 18)

This saturday at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Augusta, Maine, a Bal Folk will take place. The “big band” that I’m a part of, Nouveau Chapeau, will be playing, with Marie Wendt teaching and calling the dances. In April when we did this, we whipped…

Le Bon Truc videos

Le Bon Truc is a quartet featuring me, Steve Gruverman (clarinet), Barbara Truex (strings, etc.), and Joëlle Morris (voice, etc.). Before Christmas we performed at the Saco River Winter Market. We played both Christmas stuff and French bourrées, waltzes, and polkas. Here are six…

Accordéon Resolutions (featuring a bonus polka!)

BONUS POLKA DOWN BELOW! Let’s review resolutions for last year: Music is my joy 1: Keep playing! (Don’t know if I dare be more specific than that)2: Keep blogging … a tremendous amount of fun this year, and I have some very nice big…

Performance, September 8

On Sunday, September 8, the trio Bon Truc will be playing at the Royal Bean, in Yarmouth, Maine, from 1:00 to 3:00. The trio comprises Gary Chapin (me) on accordéon, Steve Gruverman on woodwinds, and Barbara Truex on mountain dulcimer and percussion. Our repertoire…