Pierre Lautomne

French Chanson

Pierre Lautomne, the Franco-Swiss singer-songwriter, is no fledgling artist. After starting out under the pseudonym of Saul, Nicolas Varidel (his real name) has gone back to his first love: the road, pouring rain, ink and rising sap. Silken arrangements and acoustics bathed in light and shadow, his second album, “En Bois de Chair”, released in 2009, is a worthy successor to “Choses premières”, the winner of favourite album of the year at the Académie Charles Cros in 2008. He still narrates his everyday life as a single man to a folk-blues backing in which his woody notes resound like home truths.

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