UNKW SOUNDS : KéPA, scratchy stringed country blues
Freeze. We trample the dry and sweet land of Texas, we sip on a spirit in a rocking chair, we hit the road for the south of American in a rusty wagon whilst not breathing in moisture, however the dusty air of the Sun Belt. Suffice to say that Kepa immediately seek our imagination with their country folk blues album “No Goat’s Cheese”, which awakens the ghosts of the 60’s raves that waltz with a hardness of Eddie Vedder and a sadness of Alexi Murdoch
Bastien Duverdier shows us his passion for the guitar and blues. From Bayonne, a city more known for its ham than for it’s “goat’s cheese”, he, like many, has experienced a lot of different musical periods, from classical to Indian music, and finally coming to his true dope, the blues. “The sound, naked, raw, a channel, a guitar, all the energy that it could give. No effect, distortion, or anything to hide behind. It can not be more sincere. The strings that sizzle a little, the small defects … And this is ok, it humanizes, and that’s what I love. “
A real passionate junky, he consumes, uses his strings and his gravelly voice in the cozy family atmosphere of Kepa, where the name comes from his grandmother . Bastien spent eight years of his life as a professional skateboarder, a passion which the 15 spring seasons allowed him to skate around the world and teach him about life. Never satisfied, he fell in love and was hung up in an instant, abounding his determination as far as possible to find infinite freedom in everything. “Today, I just want to continue to ride on my skateboard, play my guitar everywhere I can and learn to play alone on stage … There’s a lot of work! “ Continue Bastien! Continue strumming, skating, singing and living … It gives life to others.
To listen to the album Kepa click here: http://kepa.bandcamp.com/
His facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/kepafolk