Francis Cabrel


Francis Cabrel is a fundamental French artist, combining commercial success, humility and artistic demand, he has remained true to his musical and personal convictions. This authentic artist and his repertoire captivate French and French-speaking audiences around the world and his catalogue of work is both popular and sophisticated. His sensitive and poetic style illustrates his concerns as a man and citizen, as well as his attachment to his Occitan culture. With more than 25 million records sold worldwide, he has become a cultural touchstone.


Francis Cabrel discovered the guitar and began composing songs at an early age, inspired by American folk artists like Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and James Taylor and his local band Les Gaulois quickly gained attention. His 1974 song "Petite Marie," inspired by his wife, won radio contest and opened the doors to the CBS record company that released his first album Les Murs de Poussière in 1977.


Francis Cabrel's 14th studio album À l'aube revenant released on October 16, 2020 is a tribute to the troubadours to whom he considers himself the heir. He subsequently embarked upon his Trobador Tour during which he recorded a 31-track live album released on December 3, 2021.