Herblin is an unusual character. At one point in his life he was a professional American
Football player in one of the best French teams, he is also a farmer at times and, of
course, a harmonica player.
His instrumental history is similar to many : an exploratory passion that leads him to discover the masters, big ones and little ones, and to roam the music bars. He dwells on a middle road between blues and jazz that allows him to develop his own sound, a very personal and melodic style. Today, a few years after the release of his first album, he's working on a second album and has collaborated a few years to the records of French bluesman Bill Deraime.
His current bands are a light instrumental combo (guitar-harp ou keyboard-harp) and a heavy blues band called 'Mr Tchang & les Easy Money'.
His approach is very technical and he juggles with overblows fluently. The Herblin sound is not a deep booming one but rather a light, aerial one. Michel has a jazzy approach to the instrument but stays clear of hardcore jazz. Michel can be contacted through his very own website.
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