BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet will perform a concert at Gesa Power House Theatre on Friday, October 6 at 7:00 p.m. They previously played to a sold out Power House audience in 2014.
“The best Cajun band in the world!”
-Garrison Keillor, “A Prairie Home Companion”
For the past 42 years, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet has been making some of the most potent and popular Cajun music on the planet. Born out of the rich Acadian ancestry of its members, and created and driven by bandleader Michael Doucet’s spellbinding fiddle playing and soulful vocals, BeauSoleil is notorious for bringing even the most staid audience to its feet. BeauSoleil’s distinctive sound derives from the distilled spirits of New Orleands jazz, blues rock, folk, swamp pop, Zydeco, country and bluegrass, captivating listeners from the Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans, to Carnegie Hall, then all the way across the pond to Richard Thompson’s Meltdown Festival in England.
- Two time Grammy Award winners
- Three time Offbeat Magazine “Best of the Beat” Award winners
- One of the most frequent guests on NPR’s “A Prairie Home Companion”
- Performed at Super Bowl XXX Halftime Show (1997)
- Featured in two-hour Bravo TV special “Dancing to New Orleans” (2003)
Reserved seating tickets ($35-$30) will be available to Members on August 5, E-mail Subscribers on August 11, and to the public on August 18.
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