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Pierre de Gaillande


Paris-born, California-bred Pierre de Gaillande may not be the first musician to translate French poet Georges Brassens’s (1921-81) songs into English, but he may be the most scrupulously faithful to a songwriter pitched somewhere between Jacques Brel and Serge Gainsbourg (with a dollop of Francois Villon). Accompanied by clarinetist David Spinley, de Gaillande will perform the anarchist poet’s often-controversial songs about seafaring life and the Paris demimonde. With the Pre-War Ponies.

Thu., June 25, 8 & 10 p.m., 2009

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