A guitarist of genius recognised by the biggest artists (including Johnny Hallyday, Eddy Mitchell, Jacques Higelin and Alain Bashung), Paul Personne has carved out a unique niche for himself, combining guitars with his warm singing voice. While generally regarded as a bluesman, Paul Personne is also an exceptional melodist and a talented composer.
Following on from the live DVD Il était une fois la route (double gold) and a very successful adventure with Hubert Félix Thiefaine entitled ‘Amicalement blues’, the artist is back with an atypical project: a diptych. Personne à l'Ouest is an album in two parts, designed like the legendary double vinyls which were the soundtrack of our youth. Side A is out on 30 May and side B will be released on 13 September.
Accompanied by the band A L'Ouest, like Neil Young with his Crazy Horses, Paul proves to be in imperious form. It is a solar-powered album, authentic and sincere, on which friendship and music come together, a world away from pompous arrangements, conserving only what’s essential – feeling in its purest form.