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San Francisco Cajun Band

Equally at home in a dance club, concert hall, or wedding celebration, this San Francisco Cajun Band plays the kind of Cajun blues that has been heard at festivities in Louisiana for over 100 years. Their sound is hard-driving but not ear-splitting, inspiring listeners to fill up the dance floor or just soak up the rich textures of the acoustic instruments and the emotion-drenched vocals.

The band, which includes pedal steel, bass and drums, adds zydeco and vintage rhythm and blues to the mix, including material from such great roots artists as Big Joe Williams, Memphis Minnie and Freddie King.

San Francisco Cajun Band musicians

This Arhoolie recording artist squeezes her Louisiana-made one-row accordions, fiddles up a storm, and brings the old-time Cajun and blues songs to life with her powerful vocals.

The lead guitar gives a bluesy edge to the zydeco and R&B numbers, while his fiddling combines with the other artist for a seamless mix that evokes the Cajun music of the 1920's.

This San Francisco Cajun Band also includes a veteran pedal steel player, a rhythm guitarist, a fiddler, an electric bassist, and a drummer. These musicians have performed and recorded with many of the most respected names in Cajun, zydeco and blues music, including Michael Doucet and Beausoleil, Marc and Ann Savoy, Queen Ida, Dewey Balfa, Maria Muldaur, and Charles Brown.

San Francisco Cajun Band awards

This San Francisco Cajun Band has two award-winning CDs on the Arhoolie label. During the early 1980's, one of the musicians apprenticed in Louisiana to master fiddler Dewey Balfa under an NEA grant, and later studied accordion at the side of the late Danny Poullard.

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Country United States
City San Francisco
State/Province California
Performer Type Musical Act

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