Thursday, December 29, 2011

Artist: Plume Latraverse, Album: Pommes De Route, Song: Hold Up

Plume Latraverse is a musician from Quebec.  He started his career during the early sixties with a band called  La Sainte-Trinite (The Holy Trinity).  Plume is a social activist at heart and was a key figure within the counter culture movement in Quebec.  He is a poet, novelist, painter and musician.  His music is a blend of genres.  He has often been described as a blues man but that certainly doesn't capture the sheer magnitude of all his recording works.  He has won International awards for his songwriting and I believe he has close to thirty releases to date.  Following the break up of La Sainte-Trinite, Plume teamed up with another French artist by the name of Stephen Faulkner for a few albums between 1974 and 1976.  Pommes De Route (Road Apples) was released in 1975 and was one of the final albums for the duo.  This is a very cool 70's rock album with some great tunes.  Both Plume and Stephen self produced the album.  Francophone rock is an ongoing exploration for myself.  I don't know much about the music because it typically doesn't get much press in English Canada.  So I've likely chosen a track here that may not resonate as loudly with true Plume followers.  Nonetheless, I love the groove of this deep cut called Hold Up from the album, Pommes De Route.  You can hear the song on You Tube (  I believe Plume is focusing more of his time writing novels these days.  An absolutely massive 5 disc compilation was released during the 90's of his work.  Most of his albums though are available on Itunes and you can also purchase Pommes De Route there.  You can read about Plume at  Thanks for reading and enjoy!

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