Black and Tan Records has reissued the recent EP, Electraw Blues, by Rivherside creator Renaud Villet. Villet is a French electro/blues-rock pioneer intent on creating genre-b(l)ending music.
After playing for many years in different blues bands, singer-songwriter/producer Villet, who is based in Clermont-Ferrand, France, launched his solo career in 2012 under the name Rivherside. His first album, Something on My Mind, was strongly blues/roots-oriented. It got great reviews and as a result Rivherside did more than 80 concerts as a one-man-band.
In 2014 he decided to broaden his horizons and began to mix blues with electronic music and hip-hop rhythms, releasing the self-produced, 4-track Electraw Blues EP. Rivherside also began performing live in this electro configuration, playing samples and using Ableton Live software.
In 2015 he collaborated with rapper TDB and together they released their Inner Voices EP in early 2016 . And now, Villet is back with a new 12-track album, all as part of Rivherside’s ongoing quest to push the envelope of the blues universe even further…
Rebel Noise premieres a sampling of Electraw Blues album by Rivherside (B&T 956):