BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet

adventurous and fiery Cajun music - DANCE FLOOR OPEN!

BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet

Thompsonia, dance lesson with Dana DeSimone

Thursday, October 24th

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$26 ADV / $30 DOOR (plus fees)

  • Join us before the Beausoleil show for a reception in celebration of our new lobby
  • Dana DeSimone will teach a dance lesson at 7:30
  • All tickets are subject to an additional $4 per ticket facility fee.

BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet
BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet
“BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet, they play music that's honest to the bone!" - Allen Toussaint

Since forming in 1975, Grammy winners BeauSoleil have claimed their undisputed role as the most esteemed Cajun group in music. BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet 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.
Thompsonia
Thompsonia
Thompsonia combines Eric & Suzy Thompson’s deep devotion to southern roots music with daughter Allegra’s fresh perspective, creating feel-good music that richochets between the rowdy and the sentimental, with an abundance of groove and a bit of a quirky edge. They are celebrating the release of their second CD, “Nothing But Rain”, an old-time romp ranging from epic ballads to red-hot ragtime to topical songs of the Depression (all too apt for 2018!) to blues harmonies. Suzy and Allegra’s genetically-matched vocals (dubbed “The Everly Sisters sound” by Geoff Muldaur) are featured, along with stellar lead playing from Eric on mandolin and guitar and Suzy’s fiery fiddling. In addition to the Cajun, blues and old-time music for which Eric and Suzy have long been acclaimed, the trio also performs witty originals alongside obscurities in styles ranging from rockabilly to hokum to Americana.

“Thompsonia makes the listener feel like the guest of honor at a party!”
Joe Newberry

“Thompsonia sounds like Hazel and Alice had joined forces with Memphis Minnie and recorded with Sam Phillips at Sun Studio.”
Dave Alvin

"effortless-sounding instrumental virtuosity, buoyant ensemble playing, soulful singing, and a sense of humor desperately needed in these grim times”
Derk Richardson, Peghead Nation

"A beautiful and colorful trip through the Thompsons' vast musical world, with the sense of joy and humor that always bubbles under everything they play!"
Bruce Molsky
dance lesson with Dana DeSimone
dance lesson with Dana DeSimone
Born in San Francisco to an Irish-Italian working-class family, Dana DeSimone studied a variety of folk-dance styles: Greek, Balkan, clogging, salsa, merengue, country-western, and even belly dancing. He traveled to Southern Appalachia several times to study clogging, and served as artistic director for a local clogging group called the Cornmashers.