Returns Returns
23 March 2023

Concert : Folkadelic banjo solo / USA

Add to my Google Calendar
Rue Saint-Jacques, 12200 Villefranche-de-Rouergue


Rue Saint-Jacques
12200 Villefranche-de-Rouergue

How do I get there?


On the initiative of Art en Chartreuse and the Alternative Rouergate, one of the most frosty protagonists in the history of American music arrives in Villefranche-de-Rouergue.

Eugène Chadbourne (born in 1954 in Mount Vernon, United States) is an American composer, improviser and guitarist, also a banjo player but also an amplified leaf rake player.

Combining the practice of improvisation, jazz, sixties rock influences, noise music, and above all his passion for country music, Chadbourne is in an offbeat register, a mille-feuille of influences.

His work, composed over the course of a varied discography, includes several hundred albums, available in the form of cassettes, CDs, vinyl records, and often packaged in recycled packaging, ranging from socks to various cardboard collages, containing often documents, photos, press clippings, train tickets, and other items unearthed during his tours...

Its productions are distributed between a multitude of record labels and its own labels (Parachute in the 1980s, House of Chadula since the 2000s). Eugène Chadbourne has been active since the late 1970s. He has collaborated with John Zorn, Fred Frith, Derek Bailey, Han Bennink, Carla Bley Band, Paul Lovens, Toshinori Kondo, Jello Biafra, Turbonegro, They Might Be Giants, Sun City Girls, the Violent Femmes, Arnaud Le Gouëfflec, Zu, etc, and was part of the group Shockabilly.

+ BUTTERFLY by Novel Optic / surprise solo

Born in Rieupeyroux, Christian Delbruel (alias Papillion) has lived since his childhood in Bizergues (Pradinas) where he set up, in the 1990s with René Duran (1942-2020), a permanent exhibition (work censored at Carmaux Jaurés lo nòstre Joanon October 1, 1994 and work destroyed in Onet-le-Château) and organizes an artistic walk as well as concerts and shows. His grandfather, born in Prévinquières, was an Occitan singer and storyteller. "The desire to make things sound" sleeps in him. In the 1980s, he was introduced to cabinetmaking and woodcarving after the discovery of Christ by Zadkine in the church of Caylus (82). He is also interested in welding from the recovery of agricultural equipment, music and sculpture being done at the same time and ending up as one. Discovering the writings of Jean-Marie Pieyre (1944-1998), "perhaps the only Occitan punk writer", he created, still with his accomplice René Duran, the group Novèl Optic. Papillion coats René's French or Occitan songs with animal calls, Occitan lyrics and electric rhythms interpreted on instruments of his own making.

All dates and times

Opening hours on March 23, 2023
Thursday Open
18h - 20h.

Clientele & group


  • For all


Was this content useful to you?


Share this content