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BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet
Friday, August 26 • 9pm

Trixie Whitley
Sunday, September 25 • 8pm

Amy Ray & Her Band / Chely Wright • (co-bill)
Saturday, October 1 • 9pm
August 26:
BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet
August 27:
Hollis Brown
September 3:
Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin
with The Guilty Ones
September 9:
Justin Townes Earle
September 16:
Vieux Farka Toure
September 25:
Trixie Whitley
September 30:
Ian Hunter & The Rant Band
October 1:
Amy Ray & Her Band / Chely Wright • (co-bill)
October 21:
The Suitcase Junket
October 28:
Chris Smither
With Special Guest:
Milton
November 5:
Chatham County Line
November 10:
Omar Sosa
November 13:
Dust Bowl Faeries & Luis Mojica
December 2:
Joey Alexander Trio
December 9:
Joan Osborne
December 17:
The Ballroom Thieves
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Friday, August 26


9:00 pm



For over 40 years, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet have blended the rich Cajun traditions of Louisiana with elements of zydeco, New Orleans Jazz, country and blues to become the most esteemed Cajun group in music. A twelve-time Grammy Award nominee and two-time Grammy award winner (1998 & 2010), BeauSoleil were the first Cajun Band ever to win a Grammy and have released 25 albums. Perhaps no single band is more responsible for popularizing the unique Cajun sounds of the Louisiana bayou than Beausoleil.

A frequent guest on Garrison Keillor's public radio show "A Prairie Home Companion" (Keillor calls them "the best Cajun band in the world"), BeauSoleil have also made appearances on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Austin City Limits, the Super Bowl XXXI pre-game show, and HBO's New Orleans-based hit show "Treme."

But BeauSoleil is not just about re-creating a traditional sound without lending it a new accent. While they are experts in Cajun tradition, they are equally at home channeling the godfathers of other music as well, by including a Cajun/La La-style reimagining of James Brown's classic 1962 Live at the Apollo version of "I'll Go Crazy," and a swing version of John Coltrane's "Bessie's Blues." Guitarist David Doucet even tucks an occasional Lester Flatt-style bluegrass G-run into his highly melodic guitar solos. In recent years, the group has been exploring the African roots of its music.

As always on an evening featuring Louisiana music, you can expect Helsinki Hudson executive chef Hugh Horner, a native of the bayou himself, to pull out all stops with a menu perfectly according with the musique du jour.

    





Saturday, August 27


9:00 pm



Named after a Bob Dylan song ("The Ballad of Hollis Brown"), Hollis Brown is an edgy, roots-rock indie band from Queens, N.Y., known for its adrenaline-fueled performances. The independent act has achieved a significant amount of success since their formation in 2009. They released their debut album "Ride on the Train" in 2013, garnering song and video premieres from Rolling Stone, Paste, and American Songwriter, along with music placements on Direct TV's "Kingdom," Showtime's "Shameless," MTV's "Real World," and the Willem Dafoe/Matt Dillon film "Bad Country."

Following a Lou Reed tribute concert in NYC, Hollis Brown was asked to record a tribute to the Velvet Underground's classic album "Loaded," as a limited-edition vinyl release for Record Store Day 2014. "Hollis Brown Gets Loaded" took on a life of its own, with airplay on influential radio stations, resulting in a full CD and digital release.

The band has toured extensively in America and Europe, headlining and supporting such bands as The Zombies, Jackie Greene, Heartless Bastards, Rich Robinson of Black Crowes, and Jesse Malin, and building an impressive fan base.

    




Upcoming


August
26•BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet
27•Hollis Brown

September
3•Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin with The Guilty Ones
9•Justin Townes Earle
16•Vieux Farka Toure
25•Trixie Whitley
30•Ian Hunter & The Rant Band

October
1•Amy Ray & Her Band / Chely Wright • (co-bill)
16•Crystal Bowersox
21•The Suitcase Junket
28•Chris Smither

November
5•Chatham County Line
10•Omar Sosa
13•Dust Bowl Faeries & Luis Mojica

December
2•Joey Alexander Trio
9•Joan Osborne
17•The Ballroom Thieves