Friday June 22 — 6:00pm
Bayou Grenouille Cajun Dance Band
Bayou Grenouille (or Frog Slough if you’re from the upper end of the Mississippi like they are) plays the traditional Cajun dance music of rural SW Louisiana. Following in the footsteps of groups such as the Balfa Brothers, this all acoustic band consists of two fiddles, rhythm guitar, bass and percussion. Most of the singing is in Cajun French. The band is regularly joined by a guest accordion player.
Maureen Mullen (guitar and vocals) brings to the band years of playing with the award winning Bone Tones Cajun Dance Band and The Buffalo Gals. She has taught Cajun dance nationally since 1986. Betsy Neil (fiddle and vocals) has been performing since 1976 in various and numerous groups, including The Buffalo Gals. Matt Neil (fiddle) was a member of The Mill City Grinders, the Wild Goose Chase Cloggers Band and currently occasionally with the Town Hall Stompers. Ted Klotz, aka Steady Teddy (percussion) has years of experience playing Louisiana music with the Bone Tones, Swamp Sextet, and Faux Playboys.
Guest musicians Doug Lohman (bass and vocals) and Gary Powell (accordion and vocals) are both veterans of Cajun Music having played in many bands including the Bone Tones (both), New Riverside Ramblers (Doug), and Faux Playboys (Gary).
Together these musicians blend the haunting melodies and powerful rhythms of Cajun two-steps and waltzes and will transport you down the Mississippi River to the bayous of Louisiana.