"«The Lot has long inspired me. I will now sing a song about an old stone house which is dear to me, it's called 'The Valley Time Forgot'.
» Michel Griffin was in the Place de la Libération on Thursday, August 25, long after sunset, as hints of the night's gathering cool began to fall on the city.
He sings his ballads in the language of Shakespeare, but he communicates a lot with his audience. He talks about himself, speaking of a dear friend lost 45 years ago and
for whom he composed a ballad that he then goes on to sing. He plays out his memories on the guitar. For this Thursday concert in the Place de la Libération, over a hundred
people were attentively gathered around tables, where they could also revel in the blues amplified by Frenchie Dègre's discreet & efficient harmonica
playing. The melancholy was palpable in the late summer evening, and the watching diners let themselves be carried away by Michel's gentleness and charisma, which received
lengthy applause." - La Dépêche