winners BeauSoleil bring Cajun pulse to Cordier on Feb. 17
Grammy winners BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet, among the best-known
Cajun musicians in the world, are coming to Manchester College on
Thursday, Feb. 17. The potent Cajun music that is both deeply
traditional and vibrantly futuristic will fill Cordier Auditorium at
7:30 p.m. for the public performance.
BeauSoleil and Doucet will arrive on the heels of the 47th
Grammy awards ceremony Feb. 13 in Los Angeles, where their latest
recording Gitane Cajun (Gypsy Cajun) on Vanguard Records is up
for Best Traditional Folk Album. It is the group’s 10th
Grammy nomination. The group won a 1997 Grammy for their album
L’amour ou la Folie (Love or Folly) on Rhino Records.
blends the rich Cajun traditions of Louisiana with elements of zydeco,
New Orleans jazz, Tex-Mex, country and blues into a satisfying musical
recipe. From The Grand Ole Opry to Newport Folk, from concert hall to
dance floor, the music of BeauSoleil has captivated audiences the world
Michael Doucet, a
fiddler, singer and songwriter, plays dozens of gigs with BeauSoleil
every year and gets massive exposure on NPR – including a long-running
relationship with “A Prairie Home Companion.” In addition to the
violin, he plays the guitar, accordion and mandolin. The band BeauSoleil
is comprised of singer David Doucet on guitar, Jimmy Breaux on
accordion, Billy Ware on percussion, Tommy Alesi on drums and Al Tharp
on bass, fiddle, banjo and electric guitar.
Tickets for BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet are $7; and $5 for senior
citizens and non-MC students. For reservations, call 260-982-5551 or
arrive early to ensure a good seat.
The 47th Annual Grammy awards telecast is scheduled for 8 p.m. EST on
Feb. 13 on CBS. For more about BeauSoliel and Michael Doucet, visit The
Rosebud Agency website at
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