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Co-produced by theater directors Jerome Deschamps and Macha Makeieff, Gee Whiz But This Is a Lonesome Town is the first album from French-American collective Moriarty. Named after the central character in Jack Kerouac's On the Road, Moriarty's their 2007 LP, released 12 years after they originally formed, combines traditional rock & roll, Irish folk, and country-blues with unorthodox sounds from the likes of typewriters, hotel bells, and washboards. Influenced by Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, and Johnny Cash, the inventive debut includes the single "Jimmy" and "Private Lily." ~ Jon O'Brien, Rovi

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Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Bringing together a multinational assemblage of musicians whose primary work has been influenced by traditional Irish folk, country, and blues, France-based Moriarty also took a page from punk rock, in that all members use the surname "Moriarty" as a performance name (à la the Ramones, for example). Members Charles Carmignac (guitars, percussion), Arthur Gillette (guitar, piano), Thomas Puéchavy (harmonica), Rosemary Standley (vocals, various instruments), and Stephan Zimmerli (bass, guitar) hail...
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