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This week I look at the list of the artists for the 14th edition of the Festival American Journeys, which will take place on 23, 24 and 25 May at the Palais des Grottes, Cambrai!

Jean Marc Lobjeois

Jean Marc Lobjeois

This event is organized by Jean Marc Lobjeois and his team Association North Cape. As always, the Festival takes place over three days, with once again, a great program – more eclectic and varied and through which we have always been able to make discoveries – Country, Americana and Rockabilly Revival. the programopens with young singer Kayleigh Leith.

Kayleigh Carolane

Kayleigh Carolane

Leigh Cloutier

Leigh Cloutier

Ray Collins Hot Club

Ray Collins Hot Club

She is American and her musical style is categorized as pop country. Kayleigh will be followed by Carolane Cloutier, a young Canadian singer who has bee noticed by the public for participation in the show The Voice in Canada. Rockabilly & Swing with Ray Collins Hot Club the group we discovered at American Festival Viva Las Vegas 2013! Saturday starts in the Hillbilly mind! You must not miss the famous French group Don Donut & His Twinhillboys, recognizable among thousands for their brilliant canary yellow color costumes! A second group, the French Lazy Buddies will make you discover their music – blues & rock’n’roll. We change the style with Morgan O Kane.

Don Donut & His Twinhillboys

Don Donut & His Twinhillboys

Lazy Buddies

Lazy Buddies

Morgan O Kane

Morgan O Kane

Crash'n Recovery

Crash'n Recovery

Rhythm Sophie

Rhythm Sophie

A very talented New York banjo player who will be present for a show in the spirit Americana & Bluegrass. Atmosphere and 100% country with Swedish Crash’n Recovery – not to be missed. Another nice surprise comes with the talented rockabilly singer, Rhythm Sophie, from Budapest in Hungary, a new recruit of Rydell’s Records label with her rockabilly Swing will surprise many! Don’t forget the Country Boy boosted Bob Wayne & The Outlaw Carnies.

Bob Wayne

Bob Wayne

This tattooed Bad Boy Cowboy true to modern times, tells his of his demons and his stories of debauchery. A bit like the equally crazy Hank III, Hank Williams. Bob Wayne likes to mix his country Outlaws, Johnny Cash in a mixture of nervous Country Punk and high tempos.

Hank Williams III

Hank Williams III

Hank Williams

Hank Williams

For the last day, Sunday, the quartet Texas House Of Martha And The Twang, followed by the group of super French guitarists Français Sébastien Douzal and Truck Stop Rules.

Texas House Of Martha And The Twang

Texas House Of Martha And The Twang

Truck Stop Rules

Truck Stop Rules

A U.S. group takes over, Jayke Orvis & The Broken Band. Jayke is a founding member of the 357 String Band, who set fire to the Festival stage at Cambrai a few years ago. Jayke will return but with a new “The Broken Band” sound equally Bluegrass-Folk-Punk. It’s a promise! This is the French singer Sandy And The Prairie Dogs whose mission is to close the Festival in 2014.

Jayke Orvis & The Broken Band

Jayke Orvis & The Broken Band

Sandy And The Prairie Dogs

Sandy And The Prairie Dogs

Of course there will be other surprises with guests and between each concert, dance classes and events, competitions, not to mention the western shops will also be available for your shopping, a few rides outside the room will be present, to the delight of children. Saturday the inevitable Parade starts at 11: 00 (Place de la Gare in Cambrai) for the traditional parade of cars, motorcycles and trucks Americans!

Johnny Da Piedade

Johnny Da Piedade

Now that you know everything, go to the American Journeys Festival on 23, 24 and 25 May at the Palais des Palais des Grottes de Cambrai. Like every year, and for the 9th consecutive year, Johnny Da Piedade will be on stage to present the Festival! More: http://www.american-journeys.com.