© Claire Hugonnet
Daniel Webster Scalliet came to the stage through the door of the chansonnier, a little obliquely, but he keeps the frontality of the public bawler. From an American mother and a French father, he affectionates Anglo-Saxon songs and French poetry. Since 2006, he has been exploring, as a songwriter, a rather rocky territory, hybrid folk in its origin, and resolutely blues in its structure. Notable within the bands Project Vertigo, The Rainbones, Facteur Sauvage and Mocking Dead Bird. His origins range from Leonard Cohen to Nick Cave, via Pablo Neruda and Gil Scott-Heron.