The incredible French-Canadian folk super group De Temps Antan have captured the hearts of audiences across the globe with their stunning interpretations of time-honoured melodies from Quebec’s musical past. Driven by the stomping “tac-tic-a-tac” of “les pieds” (a type of clog), their rough-hewn sound is an utterly infectious mix of boundless energy and joie de vivre.
The group’s live shows are dosed with catchy honkytonk tunes, uncontrolled laughter, and sudden, impromptu shifts in rhythm and harmony - so expect the unexpected! Three powerful vocals combine to create joyous harmonies; several of De Temps Antan’s songs also feature close-up call-and-response vocals that date back to the work songs of Quebec’s lumber camps.
The music may be acoustic, but the results are electric!
Éric Beaudry, voice, guitar, mandolin, bouzouki
David Boulanger, voice, fiddle
Pierre-Luc Dupuis, voice, accordion, harmonica, jaw’s harp
“World-class performers” - The Guardian
“They have enough power to drive a nuclear furnace.” - Folkwords