He falls in love with the harmonica in the sixties after listening to the records of various folk and rock artists (Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones). A trip to the US gives him an opportunity to try his luck first-hand with the blues, and he launches into a musical career at the end of the 1970s, at first as a sideman with various leading French.
The release in 1989 of his first solo album, « Blues Harp », marks the start of his career as a bandleader with Manu Galvin on guitar. In 1992 he receives his first Victoire de la Musique (the equivalent of a Grammy in France) for the album « Explorer ».
A major change takes place in 2001 with the « Memphis » album, recorded for Universal in the US with major African-American blues artists. This recording is awarded a Victoire de la Musique the following year in the Best Blues Album category. All these recent albums have various characteristics in common:
– a strong blues-soul leaning
– a mix of original compositions and covers
– the marked presence of American blues singers and players, most of them very well-known, including Terry Callier, Gil Scot-Heron and Demi Evans
– a perfect balance of vocal and instrumental tracks (guitar, keyboards, horns…)