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Farewell Alligator Man: A Tribute to Jimmy C Newman w/ The Foghorn Stringband, Jesse Lege, Joel Savoy, Kelli Jones & Rusty Blake
Farewell Alligator Man: A Tribute to Jimmy C Newman w/ The Foghorn Stringband, Jesse Lege, Joel Savoy, Kelli Jones & Rusty Blake


 
Wednesday, September 5th, 2018
Doors: 8:00pm
Show: 8:30pm

Farewell Alligator Man: A Tribute to Jimmy C Newman w/ The Foghorn Stringband, Jesse Lege, Joel Savoy, Kelli Jones & Rusty Blake

The Foghorn Stringband

The Foghorn Stringband is the present day gold standard for real-deal hard-hitting genuine old-time American string band music, with eight albums, thousands of shows, over 15 years of touring under their belts, and an entirely new generation of roots musicians following their lead. American roots music is a diverse and never-ending well of inspiration, and Foghorn Stringband continually and obsessively draws from old-time, bluegrass, classic country, and Cajun music traditions in an ongoing quest to present a broad span of American historical music with an unparalleled youthful energy, joy, and virtuosity. The Foghorn Stringband is comprised four master performers and historians: –Caleb Klauder (vocals, mandolin, fiddle) – From Orcas Island, Washington –Reeb Willms (vocals, guitar) – From rural Farmer, Washington –Nadine Landry (vocals, upright bass) – From the Gaspé Coast, Eastern Quebec –Stephen ‘Sammy’ Lind (vocals, fiddle, banjo) – From Minneapolis, Minnesota Each member of Foghorn Stringband exemplifies the best of the roots music traditions from their respective native cultures. Caleb Klauder’s wistful, keening vocals and rapid-fire mandolin picking are as influenced by Southern roots music as much as they are by his upbringing in the sea islands of coastal Washington State. Reeb Willms hails from the wind swept Eastern farmlands of Washington. Her musical family and rural upbringing are are on display with every note she sings and every heart she breaks. Nadine Landry’s roots lie in the rural backroads of Acadian Québec, and her high lonesome vocals have delighted audiences the world over. Her earth-shaking bass playing is the rumbling backbone of the Foghorn sound. Minnesotan Stephen ‘Sammy’ Lind, simply put, is the old-time fiddler of his generation whose tone and voice are as old as the same hills that gave birth to this music. Together, these four have forged a sound like no other.

http://foghornstringband.com/

Jesse Lege

Jesse Lege defines traditional Louisiana dance hall music. His unmistakeable hard driving style of accordion play and his powerful voice will get even the most staid listener up on the dance floor. Whether he is performing with Bayou Brew or his many friends, Jesse can crank up any old tune to something new and very different than you have ever heard before.

Vocalist of the Year, Band of the Year, Song of the Year (for "Mémoires Dans Mon Coeur"); in nearly 40 years of playing, singing and living Cajun music, Jesse Lege has seen and done it all.

In 1998 Jesse was inducted into the Cajun Music Hall of Fame. His performances include Festival Acadiens, the prestigious University of Chicago Folk Festival, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, major festivals in California and Florida, and the Bury, England, Cajun Festival. Recently, Jesse toured France and England with Joel Savoy and Bobby Michot, with their new CD. Jesse also recently played the Strawberry Park Cajun Festival in Connecticut; the Cajun festival in Wakefield, Canada; the Dance Flurry in Saratoga Springs, New York; the Mardi Gras Ball, in Rhodes-on-the-Pawtuxet, Rhode Island; the Grey Fox Festival, in New York; and the Newport Folk Festival, in Newport, Rhode Island.

http://jesselege.org/index.html

Joel Savoy & Kelli Jones

The son of Cajun music royalty Marc and Ann Savoy, and founder of the Louisiana-based label Valcour Records, Joel Savoy is a GRAMMY-winning recording engineer and record producer as well as a ten-time GRAMMY nominee. Recently appointed the Artistic Director of the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes in Port Townsend, Washington, Joel is a versatile fiddler and guitarist and he has played and taught music around the world for the last 20 years. He has worked with the best in southwest Louisiana as well as with folks like John Fogerty, Linda Ronstadt, Steve Earle, and T-Bone Burnett, although most often he’s seen with his brother Wilson and their parents in the Savoy Family Cajun Band or with the legendary Cajun powerhouse Jesse Lége. In 2017 he was an ICON Award honoree in Lafayette, Louisiana, for his contributions to the area's art, business and culture, and in 2018 he became the curator for the esteemed Louisiana Crossroads concert series at the Acadiana Center for the Arts in Downtown Lafayette. He also served as a governor on the board of the Memphis Chapter of the Recording Academy for three years and as the chapter Vice President for a year and has appeared on the big screen in The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, All the King's Men, HBO's Tremé and Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations and Parts Unknown.

Inspired by an old Petula Clark 45 rpm record they found in Portugal which made its way into Savoy’s vintage jukebox, Kelli and Joel’s "Toi Tu Joues à L’amour” is their first release as a duet despite them having performed together onstage and in the studio for over 10 years. This single captures the duet’s versatility perfectly, pairing a 1960’s French pop hit with a set of modern Cajun fiddle tunes from composers Michael Doucet and Al Berard, and a Cajun French love song with a set of ancient fiddle breakdowns from the legendary Cajun fiddler Dennis McGee. Both adept fiddlers and guitarists, singing songs in Cajun French and English, these two old souls effortlessly deliver good music, pure and simple.

http://www.joelsavoy.com/
http://www.valcourrecords.com/vinyl/kelli-jones-and-joel-savoy-toi-tu-joues-lamour

: $25.00


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Wednesday, September 5th, 2018
Doors: 8:00pm
Show: 8:30pm


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