BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet Trio at SJCT Saturday

San Juan Community Theatre presents Cajun Grammy winners…

BeauSoleil Trio - Contributed Photo

BeauSoleil Trio – Contributed Photo

San Juan Island gets to experience the musical magic of a group proclaimed “the best Cajun band in the world” by A Prairie Home Companion’s Garrison Keillor,  THIS Saturday, July 30 at 7:30 pm.

The BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet Trio takes the Whittier stage for one concert only – a show that takes the rich Cajun traditions of Louisiana and artfully blends elements of zydeco, New Orleans jazz, Tex-Mex, country, blues and more into a satisfying musical recipe.

Created and driven by Michael Doucet’s spellbinding fiddle playing and soulful vocals, BeauSoleil became the first Cajun band to win a Grammy with L’amour Ou La Folie (Traditional Folk Album – 1998) and then a second Grammy in 2010, Live at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

The BeauSoleil Trio recreates the excitement of the early years of the Cajun revival, by focusing on the traditional twin fiddle and fiddle/accordion pairings, backed by acoustic guitar. Joining Michael Doucet in the Trio are two of his long-time BeauSoleil colleagues: fiddler Mitch Reed, a master Cajun musician and instructor who has been performing with some of the greatest names in Cajun music since he was a teenager; and Michael’s brother David Doucet, a soulful singer and an exceptional guitarist who is credited with making the acoustic guitar central to modern Cajun music. Together they have performed all over the globe.

Posted on July 27, 2016 at 5:37 am by

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