A Philly-to-Paris transplant ponders playing music after terrorist attacks

    (Image via facebook.com/panamatheband)

    (Image via facebook.com/panamatheband)

    Several years ago, New Jersey native Graham Richmond moved with his Parisian-born wife to her hometown. He brought his band, Panama, too. 

    After having played on the Philly scene for several years, Richmond quickly found an indie rock niche in Paris, with a revamped Panama that now includes three French members. 

    Saturday’s gig, at L’Espace B, will feel different, however. A week after the terrorist attacks at a Paris music venue and other locations, Richmond says emotions are running high — in a couple of different directions.

    “We know that people will want to come out and see music and assert their right to do so but, underneath it all, there’s a sense of uneasiness.”

    Click the audio player above to hear Graham Richmond’s conversation with NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller. 

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