here's a few words about my album:
From Paris, France, "The Belle Epoque Ensemble" presents Havona Shores a CD of 12 original acoustic tunes with a european flavor.
The band is all acoustic with banjo,violin,guitar,mandolin accordina and bass with a few guests on piano, cello and ukulele
Here's a few words about the author:
I'm Jean-marc Andres, a french born banjo player.
After playing with french singer Hugues Aufray and then touring the US for several seasons with the french band "Transatlantic Bluegrass", I moved to Woodstock(NY) to play the banjo for John Herald and the guitar, mandolin and banjo for a local trio named "Acoustic News".
After a few years I moved south to Florida to work the local scene in a duo, again playing acoustic adaptations of popular songs on guitar, banjo and mandolin.
Moving further south, to the Carrabeans, I played local music with a local band for about 3 years before moving back to France.
Then, I released my first solo album "ZARANA" a ragtime duo with piano and banjo.The CD LUCETTINA, with The Belle Epoque Ensemble, was realeased in august 2005.