Brenda Lanoue on
Bob Lanoue on guitar and vocals.
Brenda and Bob have been playing music together since shortly
after they met in 1998, when they found that they shared an appreciation
for music commonly described as "American Standards."
Brenda and Bob also share an appreciation
for the culture and
language of France and Quebec. During an otherwise wonderfully
dinner in Quebec City, Brenda, while berating Bob for his sad
lack of French vocabulary, suggested that he try learning and
memorizing the lyrics to some French songs that were being sung
by the restaurant's strolling accordionist. This led to three
1.) On the way home they discovered the coolest music store in
the world, Archambault's in Montreal.
2.) They discovered the poetic lyrics and beautiful melodies of
Monsieur Charles Trenet and
3.) Bob retaliated by giving Brenda an accordion for Christmas.
Brenda has taken to the accordion and the French musette style with
While Bob has been playing guitar about 40 years, his focus has shifted
noticeably from Led Zeppelin and Jimmy Page to Nat King Cole, Joe Pass,
Jazz and Brenda's beloved, Charles Trenet. These days Bob's
style tends toward complex chord/melody arrangements as well as backing
rhythms to his own vocals and Brenda's accordion melodies.