Resident favorite Derrick Savoie returns for a special Father’s Day Sunday brunch. The local singer-songwriter, who branched out on his own musically in 2015, has broadened his palate and found a clear calling as a solo artist. With a resonant voice and spare, sometimes ambient, guitar picking, Savoie's songs, and covers alike, spark with a controlled tranquil energy, uniquely his own.
Two of Lafayette's most prolific musical teachers and players - pianist and fiddler Dave Trainer and drummer Danny Devilier - team up for Devils & Trains. With classical, jazz and Cajun influences all interwoven, the drums/piano/vibraphone duo are well versed at switching genres, keys and time signatures. Technically proficient, at times whimsical, the fact that these two are just having fun in their spare time is really what drives the engine.
Don't miss a special kickoff to Festival International with Dustan Louque & Margaret Hebert. Known for their innovative and heartfelt performances that run the musical gamut from pop to reggae to folk, the duo's touring '87 Westfalia is a clear indication of their stylish lo-fi aesthetic. Having spent some prime years on a major label, Louque has since refocused his career; his collaboration with Hebert, a classically trained pianist and Lafayette native, was inspired from a shared love of classical and New Wave music. The two recently relocated from New Orleans to Lafayette.
Cedar Crest Ct. rehearsals between some of Lafayette's finest folk talent lead to this stripped down supergroup featuring Chris Roy (mandolin), Brian Rogers (guitar), Andrea Cohen (fiddle), Josh Eggenberger (banjo) and Eric McGoffin (doghouse bass). Old will sound new, and new will take you to the heart of the American songbook. Prepare for an evening of high octane arrangements, sweet ballads, blistering rhythm and blues, swinging standards and hot licks.
Lafayette's premier jug band is back with its own unique brand of blues folk and good vibes. Featuring: David Brown - string bass; Gary Graef - guitar, vocals, drums; Hogie Earthangel - guitar, vocals; Rick Ducharme - fiddle, accordion, guitar, mandolin, vocals; Josh Lazo - keyboard; Walter D. Pierce - drums, guitar, vocals
Fourth generation musician Jimmy Breaux's Cajun heritage links back to the legendary Cleoma Breaux and Joe Falcon. As accordionist for the Grammy Award winning band BeauSoleil, he has helped spread Acadian culture across the globe. Catch him for an intimate show on the porch with special guests!
Lafayette native turned New Orleanian (& Blue Roof Swing co-founder) Trey Rayder returns home to grace the keys at SSI jazz night, with Beau Thomas on fiddle.
SSI is honored to host Grammy nominated Magnolia Sisters as this Sunday's musical guests. Consisting of Ann Savoy, Jane Vidrine, Anya Burgess and Lisa Trahan, this all-star musical sisterhood needs little introduction, well-known for rich harmony and fluent Cajun folk melodies, a perfect complement to Sunday coffee on the porch
One of the region's premier upright bass players, Trey Boudreaux has written and performed with a long list of musical partners in a variety of styles, from classical to jazz to Americana, across South Louisiana. Come see this melting pot of musical influences take shape on jazz night with Trey Boudreaux and friends!
Learn more and find his music at http://treyboudreaux.com/