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Youri Blow (b. 1981) is a French folk singer-songwriter.

He was born on 6th March 1981 in Troyes, France. After a number of experiences in pyschedelic blues rock bands in the tradition of Pink Floyd, the Doors, and Santana, at the age of twnty-one Blow decided to go to Peru for two months. Once back in France, he took to the road solo, inspired by the "mercenary troubadours" of the Delta blues, whose music he began to infuse with the feelings he had of Peru – a blend he calls Psychéblues.

Billing himself as "Youri plays the Delta Blues", he settled in Paris and played every night in bars, blues clubs, jam sessions, and some of the most unlikely performance halls of the city. Various encounters led him to perform in blues concerts and festivals. At the same time he recorded a Delta blues demo, "Love Is Over".

Back in his adopted region in 2006 under the name of "Youri plays the Psychéblues" he introduced Breton audiences to his second demo, "Papillon de Mars" and his first album Sand of Fairy , opening for Elliot Murphy, Boubacar Traoré, Joe Bonamassa, and Björn Berge.

The purchase of a new acoustic guitar (La Prinzi) marked the beginning of a year of solitude spent absorbing the influences of traditional music from around the world and classical music years which would lead to his 2008 album "Moon Rock My Soul", to be found under his definitive name, Youri Blow.

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