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Patrick Bouffard

A master from the hurdy-gurdy, a stringed instrument where the strings are rubbed by way of a rosined wheel rather than a bow, Patrick Bouffard was motivated from the clarinet taking part in of Fréderic Paris, within the French music group Chavanne, to include jazz, rock and roll, and pop influences into his tradition-rooted music. He paid tribute to Paris along with his 1998 recording Gilded Vessel, which presented his workings of Paris’ compositions and traditional airs. A indigenous of Central France, Bouffard started playing the hurdy-gurdy in 1975, 3 years before hearing Paris for the very first time. He released his self-titled debut recording in 1990.

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