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BeauSoleil is a band from Lafayette, Louisiana that Garrison Keeler calls “the greatest Cajun band of all time.” Fronted by master fiddler Michael Doucet, BeauSoleil will perform Wednesday March 20th at the Showbox SoDo. Portland Oregon’s New Iberians will open the show.
Since forming in 1975, Grammy winners BeauSoleil have claimed their undisputed role as the most esteemed Cajun group in music. Michael Doucet and his band take the rich Cajun traditions of Louisiana and artfully blend elements of zydeco, New Orleans jazz, Tex-Mex, country, blues and more into a satisfying musical recipe. From The Grand Ole Opry to Newport Folk, from concert hall to dance floor, the music of BeauSoleil continues to captivate audiences the world over.
BeauSoleil has just released From Bamako to Carencro on February 26,th via Compass Records. The twenty-fifth release of their recording career, the CD distills a range of styles and influences including Jazz, Blues Rock, Folk, Cajun, Zydeco, Country, and Bluegrass to create a diverse new record. Bandleader Michael Doucet comments, “The diversity is really what excites me about this record – it’s nothing like we’ve done before and the songs are played only as we could play them.” Featured on the new album is a reimagining of James Brown‘s 1962 Live at the Apollo version of “I’ll Go Crazy” as well as a swing version of John Coltrane’s “Bessie’s Blues”.
The band that Rolling Stone has praised as “the best damn dance band you’ll ever hear” will have you up out of your seat and on the dance floor! (That’s right – there will be a dance floor!)