November 05, 2010

The Bad Reputation book and 7" release show is December 17 at 92Y Tribeca.

Barbes Records and Ugly Duckling Presse will release a very special, limited edition box set containing a letter-pressed book of Pierre's Brassens translations, a 7" vinyl record of two unreleased Bad Reputation songs, the Bad Reputation CD, and original artwork by Brooklyn artist Hannah Cole. Joel Favreau, legendary French guitarist who accompanied Georges Brassens on recordings and in live appearances throughout the 1970's, will be flying in from Paris with his virtuoso accordionist Jean-Jacques Franchin to join Pierre and the band for renditions of Brassens songs. Other special guests including talented singer-songwriter-producer Dawn Landes, Sally Ellyson from Hem, and Hilary Downes from The Snow will join the band in renditions of Brassens classics. Get your tickets HERE before it sells out!

Pierre's tour of France was a big success. He and his uncle Yves played L'Integrale Brassens, They performed a set of "Brassens en Americain," as well as sharing the stage with Sandrine Devienne, Goun, Bruno Granier, and Agnes Collet. Pierre and Yves also performed on October 29 at Espace Georges Brassens, the museum dedicated to Georges Brassens in his hometown of Sete on the mediterranean coast. They were completely thrilled by the warm reception they received from all of the friends, family, and fans of Brassens in France. Merci! See photos from france HERE.

Read a detailed review of Bad Reputation live at Barbes on ALLABOUTJAZZ.COM

This August, French channel TV5 aired a segment on Bad Reputation in their US news segment called "Rendez-Vous d'Amerique." Watch it HERE.

Bad Reputation played for a large French, American and generally New York crowd at the Bastille Day celebration concert on July 11 at FIAF . See pictures HERE.

The release of Bad Reputation has garnered a lot of press, including a segment on PRI's The World See other interviews and reviews in French and English HERE.

Buy or download the music of BAD REPUTATION, THE SNOW, and MELOMANE on VERMILLION MUSIC, CDBABY, iTUNES, and Rhapsody.