The connections between the traditional music of Francophone Canada and Louisiana are undeniable but largely unexplored.
Capitol One and the AcA presents a Louisiana Crossroads featuring de Temps Antan, David Greely, Anna Laura Edmiston and Jeffery Broussard “Exploring Quebecois, Acadian and Cajun Creole Connections” this Thursday and Friday, April 12, 13 at at 8 p.m. at the AcA in downtown Lafayette.
This show brings together stalwarts on both sides of that line – musicians who have unprecedented expertise in their fields but also great stage presence and a desire to create new music based on the commonalities of their heritage.
De Temps Antan, all current or former members of the legendary group La Bouttine Souriante, are at the pinnacle of Quebecois music. The group features André Brunet, who performed during the opening of the Vancouver Olympic Games before tens of millions on viewers, Eric Beaudry, who is known not only as a performer but world-class scholar of Francophone music, and master accordionist/harmonica player Pierre-Luc DuPuis.
They will collaborate with David Greely, formerly of the Mamou Playboys, whose expertise in Louisiana fiddle and ballad styles is unmatched, Anna Laura Edmiston, whose stellar vocal work with Feufollet has won her great renown, and Jeffery Broussard.
Tickets are $19, $23, $27 for the AcA performances and can be purchase online at AcadianaCenterfortheArts.org, at the box office at 101 W Vermilion St, or by calling 337.233.7060.