NEW ALBUM 27 JAN 2023

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RUNNING A FAMILY FARM TOUR

23-03-2024CH - MORGINSRock the Pistes festival - 12 noon
23-03-2024
CH - MORGINS
Rock the Pistes festival - 12 noon

01-05-2024USA - NASHVILLE, TNThe Basement
01-05-2024
USA - NASHVILLE, TN
The Basement

02-05-2024USA - CHAPEL HILL, NCLocal 506
02-05-2024
USA - CHAPEL HILL, NC
Local 506

04-05-2024USA - ATLANTA, GAShaky Knees Festival
04-05-2024
USA - ATLANTA, GA
Shaky Knees Festival

07-05-2024USA - AUSTIN, TXThe Ballroom
07-05-2024
USA - AUSTIN, TX
The Ballroom

10-05-2024USA - OKLAHOMA CITY, OKDiamond Ballroom
10-05-2024
USA - OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
Diamond Ballroom

12-05-2024USA - DENVER, COThe Other side
12-05-2024
USA - DENVER, CO
The Other side

13-05-2024USA - OMAHA, NEReverb Lounge
13-05-2024
USA - OMAHA, NE
Reverb Lounge

15-05-2024USA - DES MOINES, IAxBk Live
15-05-2024
USA - DES MOINES, IA
xBk Live

17-05-2024USA - KANSAS CITY, MOStill
17-05-2024
USA - KANSAS CITY, MO
Still

19-05-2024USA - DETROIT, MIThe Pike Room
19-05-2024
USA - DETROIT, MI
The Pike Room

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T.I.C

We are THE INSPECTOR CLUZO, rock-blues guitar/drums duo formed in 2008 in Mont-de-Marsan by Laurent (Guitars, Vocals) and Mathieu (Drums).

We met 30 years ago on the benches of the Math Sup. of the Lycée Victor Duruy and studied fundamental physics afterwards. Since then, we have never left each other, either musically or agriculturally. We have been playing together for more than 30 years, are multi-instrumentalists (Tenor sax for Laurent & Trumpet for Mathieu) and started music at the age of 7. Since 2008, TIC has played more than 1200 dates in more than 67 countries, in a completely self-produced way visiting festivals like Lollapalooza Chile and Brazil, Oppikopi festival (South Africa) or Fujirock (Japan), Pentaport (South Korea) but also India, China, Peru or Madagascar.

Indeed, we have always been self-financed, the key to our total independence. We have nothing against the majors or the multi-nationals, but we think that this is no longer a system adapted to the 21st century, both for reasons of equality between the North and the South of the planet and for obvious environmental reasons. Producing and creating locally one's own economic, social or environmental wealth with what one has, where one is, seems to us to be more adequate for this 21st century. We are therefore our own Management and Label via our production company "F. the Bass player Records" & "Ter à Terre", but also our own E-shop that we manage ourselves with Nathalie (Administration of the label / Management and Farm). So we have limited means to finance our musical activities but we are satisfied with it. That didn't stop us from touring the world and releasing 9 albums in 15 years. When you order an album or a t-shirt on this website, you order directly from us and finance directly our activities. It is a path, an adventure guided by strong convictions that came from our travels around the world. We don't think we are right but this path corresponds to our aspirations and we want to show that it can work.

Since 10 years we are also farmers & peasants in the farm "LOU CASSE" near Mont-de-Marsan in the Landes de Gascogne. It is today, in these times of global warming, our main activity, because we are in 1st line on the environmental changes at the farm LOU CASSE. Our farm allows us to be food self-sufficient and to produce for others locally. Our music is totally organic, we play 100% live at our concerts, there are no tracks or pre-recorded tapes. Nothing against it, just the desire to be as natural and organic as possible like the Blues: our natural musical anchor.

Adishats -TIC

 

Farm
Lou Casse

The LOU CASSE Farm (the oak in Gascon) is a 15ha farm in one piece. Professor Jean-Luc Guérin of the University of Veterinarians of Toulouse (ENVT) and Professor Marc Dufumier (world pioneer of agro-ecology) describe it as an "Autarkic Agro-Ecological Farm wherebreeding andagronomy are integrated one with the other and vice versa".

We produce 9ha of cereals, Corn and Wheat called "Population" with our own seeds and old seeds: red corn of Adour, which we select patiently by hand each year by growing a field especially for this purpose and "Red" Wheat, giving us a quality wheat for bread to make flour, an excellent straw for our market garden in permaculture of 1ha (where we also use only free and old seeds) and to feed our Landes sheep. The wheat straw is also put back on the cereal fields as did the Japanese M. Fukuoka, pioneer of Agro-Ecology and author of our bedside book on agriculture "A revolution of a strand of straw".

We also work on old local breeds from Gascony and Landes in collaboration with the conservatory of Aquitaine breeds: grey geese from the moors, an endangered species, of which we are the last to have a significant number of 81 free-range breeders on the farm (who have resisted in a natural way to 6 epizootics of avian flu while staying outside), or very hardy Gascon hens, Landes sheep, Landes turkeys (disappearing since there are only 70 of them left in total) and of course Miguel, the Pyrenean billy goat or Igor the Gascon pig. All these species are adapted to the territory and we work on a TOTAL inclusion of the breeding in the agronomy and vice versa. That is to say that we develop to the maximum the animal interaction with the plant (fields, market gardening or meadow), each animal having a different and complementary contribution on the agronomy from one species to the other. Fertilization and cleaning in particular, which makes it possible to do without chemical products.

We believe that we will not be able to build the agriculture of the future without an agriculture in Agro-ecology, that is to say without chemicals, non-polluting, creating biodiversity and fighting against climate change, and without the essential contribution of local breeds of animals AND to save them from extinction AND to replace intensive mechanization.

It is a kind of pastoralism of the 21st century, pushed to the extreme, with today's techniques, green fertilizers, fixing a maximum of nitrogen from the atmosphere and trapping a maximum of carbon in the soil to fight in a natural and effective way against global warming. We refuse any form of label, including the organic label, which is not natural enough for us, and which is a productivist vision of ecology, but also because we do not use any chemical products. We apply the notions of fundamental physics and balance studied in our school curriculum mixed with the knowledge of our elders, in particular Marcel Duboscq - Laurent's godfather - who passed on to us all the knowledge of the Duboscq family acquired over generations and who ran the family farm of "Saute-lèbre" in Benquet.

"Lou Casse" is the replica, more advanced, of this state of mind of total autonomy with what we have, where we are, and we produce a maximum in a single plot, without chemistry, with the only contribution of animals and agro-ecological techniques.

The animals eat only what is produced on the farm, clean and fertilize the fields. We produce 20/30 tons of farm corn per year, 6 tons of farm wheat, feed 3 families all year long (vegetables and meat) and sell on average more than 10,000 meals/year directly (vegetables and meat, of course, more than organic), notably at the Mont-de-Marsan market every Saturday morning, but also at other points of sale or directly from the farm.

The farm benefits from an extraordinary mutual aid and local synergy traditionally called "Ayudère" in Gascon, corn picking or other activities that are always done with the neighbors. Neighbors and mutual aid that allow us to go on tour when necessary... even if sometimes we have to refuse tours because of priority agricultural work. The farm is now our priority especially in these times of global warming. We receive a lot of classes, school groups or young people for therapeutic purposes (teenagers from the Sainte-Anne hospital for 8 years now), convinced of the beneficial and healthy side of working on the land for all. The Stade Montois Rugby (2nd division professional club) with whom we have been partners for 10 years now, regularly comes to train at the farm through physical agricultural work.

When we are no longer of this world, the farm will be bequeathed with our royalties to the structure that will manage it, our goal being to create a "Rockfarmers School", a school of agriculture for all, which will transmit our work and experiences and will train the farmers of tomorrow to face the climatic challenges, because we are convinced that in decades everyone will have to roll up their sleeves, without dogmas and without blinkers on the work of the land. The group has allowed us to see the economic, human, geopolitical and environmental damage of globalization thanks to our travels around the world over the past 15 years. We have decided to act through facts and empirical experimentation in the field and therefore the work of the land connected to Nature. We hope that our humble contribution, as it will take many initiatives like this one to face the great upheavals that lie ahead for humanity. We hope to be able to help the younger generations to take up the torch on concrete and demonstrated bases, far from all basic and easy beliefs.

Adishats - Lou Casse Farm

F***
The Bass Player
Records

F.the bass player Records is the name of our label on which we released each of our 9 albums. Always the desire to do things by ourselves and above all to be independent by self-financing, creating wealth by ourselves, where we are, with what we have. In the past, we have released and worked on the albums of Sharon Jones & the Dapkings, the bands of Daptone records, Fishbone etc...

The same 3 people Laurent, Nathalie and Mathieu work on the label as on the farm. It is a global approach.

It is also our management structure. We manage our own E-shop (preparation and sending of the orders by Nathalie), it is besides often Nath that you have in the telephone for a mislaid order.

Today more than 20 press officers in 20 countries work for the label and the group, all close friends who share the same values of local universality. We thank them for their work on the group for years. It's a self-produced and globalized label, financed locally, it took us more than 15 years to build it and we are still building it! It starts from St Pierre du Mont, in the house of grandpa Maurice Lacrouts, 25 years ago...

Miguel is the general manager of the label... as well as of the farm and the manager of the group.

Adishats - Miguel