Category: Steve Gruverman

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,…

Le Bon Truc Photos

Some great photos taken by daughter Brigid of our Mayo Street gig in Portland. Blue light. Who knew? Le Bon Truc is Gary Chapin, Barbara Truex, and Steve Gruverman Our trio at work Dulcimer, Barbara Truex Dancer, Marie Wendt Clarinet hands. Like jazz hands,…

You had me at Mazurka …

Some mazurkas wot we might play! “So,” said Steve Gruverman, “at NEFFA, do you want to do a mazurka –“ “Yes.” “– workshop with –“ “Yes.” “– Lynn Baumeister?” “Yes.” “Yes?” “You had me at Mazurka.” To summarize: At the New England Folk Festival…

Two Waltzes from Le Bon Truc

Barb and Gary rehearsing. Steve is off to theleft, also rehearsing. On May 29, Le Bon Truc Trio (Steve Gruverman, Barb Truex, and myself) presented a concert at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Augusta, Maine. Barb recorded the evening and it came out great!…

Trio Gig Friday, May 27

The trio rehearsed today and sounds pretty dang sweet. Come on to Augusta. Listen to some beautiful music, in a beautiful space. And eat pastry. Donations go to my daughter to help her in her studies abroad.

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…

2003 Bal Pics

What a great weekend! Great dance on Saturday. Great performance at the Royal Bean this afternoon. Photographer and friend of the blog, Troy Bennett, was there. We first met in 2003 when Sylvain Piron and Catherine Piron-Paira visited Maine. Troy shared the below pictures…

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…