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CURTIS SALGADO                                                  MICHAEL DOUCÉT





                                                                               FRIDAY NIGHT SOUL                                       SATURDAY NIGHT BLUES REVUE
                                                                                   9:00 - 10:30 pm                                                 6:00 - 7:30 pm
                                                                                EUREKA THEATER                                                   EUREKA THEATER
                                                                                                                                            with Tom Rigney & Flambeau











                                                                              BLUES, SOUL, R&B                                               CAJUN, AMERICANA


     "Salgado’s performances start at excellent before  memorable  songs.  From  the  defiant  opener  The                     MICHAEL       DOUCET,      fiddler,   composer,      and  in 1977. With Beausoleil, Doucet blended elements
     segueing  into  goose  bumps,  ecstasy,  and  finally…  Longer That I Live to the bouncy New Orleans crime                bandleader, is perhaps the single most important  of traditional Cajun music with zydeco, adding hints
     nirvana.”                                                 story You’re Gonna Miss My Sorry Ass to the foot-               figure  in  the  revitalization  of  Cajun  music  in  the  of  jazz,  blues,  and  country.  In  2005,  Doucet  and
          - Blues Revue magazine                               tapping history lesson of Hail Mighty Caesar to the             United States.  A Louisiana native, Doucet is widely  Beausoleil received a National Heritage Fellowship
                                                               plaintive honesty of Always Say I Love You, Salgado’s           regarded  as  the  world’s  best  Cajun  fiddler  and  from the National Endowment of  the Arts,  and in
     Headlining our 2022 BLUES REVUE on Friday,                                                                                leads the globetrotting band BeauSoleil, featured in  2007 they were awarded a United States Artists
     September 30th, is 7-time Blues Music Award Winner        vocals weave, bob and soar, at times jabbing with
     for Soul Artist of the year, CURTIS SALGADO!              nuance, and then striking with unlimited power.                 documentary films and movies such as Belizaire the  Grant. The band has been nominated many times for
                                                               Damage Control was produced by Salgado and                      Cajun and The Big Easy.                                    Grammy awards, and won for Best Traditional Folk
     In 2022 Award-winning vocalist, instrumentalist and                                                                       Since the mid-'70s, Michael Doucet has been one            Album with 1997's L'Amour Ou La Folie.
     songwriter Curtis Salgado won his 11th Blues Music        recorded in three studios with three different groups
     award and 7th for Soul Artist of the year.  Salgado,      of musicians, featuring some of the very best players           of the dominant figures of the Cajun music revival,  Among many pieces Doucet has composed for
                                                                                                                               respected for his scholarship and admired for his  his band are  Chanson D’Acadie, Bunk's Blues,
     the man NPR calls “an icon” with “a huge voice,” is       in the business. At Nashville, Tennessee’s Rock House
     revered worldwide for his ability to wring every          Recording,  top  notch  support  included  guitarist            showmanship. On the one hand, Doucet dredges  Conja,Newz Reel, Quelle Belle Vie, L'Ouragon, and
                                                                                                                               up ancient Cajun tunes with medieval French roots,  Freeman’s  Zydeco, the latter in collaboration with
     ounce of soul out of every song he performs. He is        George Marinelli (Bonnie Raitt), keyboardist Kevin
     famed not only for his powerhouse live shows and          McKendree (Brian Setzer, Delbert McClinton, Tinsley             and  on  the  other,  plays  flamboyant  fiddle  with  Fremont Fontenot.
                                                                                                                               Beausoleil. Aside from Beausoleil, singer and fiddler
     ten previous albums, but also for his passionate and      Ellis), singer Wendy Moton (Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton)                                                                       Doucet has performed frequently in concert and
     insightful original songs.                                and  special  guest  Cajun  accordionist  and  vocalist         Doucet has performed and recorded with the more            on  record  in  a  trio,  the  Savoy-Doucet  Cajun  Band,
                                                               Wayne Toups. At Studio City, California’s Ultratone             purely traditional Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band. He is as       with Marc and Ann Savoy. He has also worked with
     He has been nominated three times for the Blues           Studios, guitarist/ bassist Johnny Lee Schell (Otis             passionate about Cajun tradition as he is eager to         Bruce Molsky, Darol Anger, and Rushad Eggleston
     Music Award for Song Of The Year, winning in 2018 for     Rush, B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt), pianists Mike Finnigan          drop-kick it into the 21st century, and for that reason,
     Walk A Mile In My Blues from The Beautiful Lowdown.       (Jimi Hendrix, Paul Simon) and Jim Pugh (B.B. King,             Doucet has earned the applause of both purists and         as Fiddlers 4, and has recorded several solo albums.
                                                                                                                                                                                          Since 1997, Doucet has been involved in education
     In total, he has won nine Blues Music Awards,             Etta James, Robert Cray), drummer Tony Braunagel                plebians who just want to boogie.
     including the B.B. King Entertainer Of The Year, Soul     (B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt) brought the goods. And at                                                                        and has been adjunct professor at the University of
     Blues Album Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Soul        Greaseland in San Jose, California, guitarist/bassist           Following a family tradition, Doucet played music  Southwestern Louisiana in Lafayette.
     Blues Male Artist Of The Year. DownBeat calls his         Kid Andersen (Rick Estrin, Charlie Musselwhite),                from his earliest years, mastering banjo at the age        www.beausoleilmusic.com
                                                                                                                               of  five  and  guitar  at  eight.  Like  others  of  the  era,
     songwriting skills “an impressive gift.” Billboard says   bassist Jerry Jemmott (B.B. King, Aretha Franklin)              he  was  influenced  by  rock  music,  although  Cajun  SPONSORED BY chevron
     Salgado’s  music  is  “inspired  and  powerful.”  Now,    and drummer Kevin Hays (Robert Cray) added their                music was ever-present. Doucet played in folk-rock
     after 40 years of recording, performing, touring and      fuel to the fire.
     songwriting, Salgado is back with Damage Control,                                                                         bands with his cousin, Zachary Richard, at the age
                                                                                                                               of twelve, then joined a Cajun rock group. In 1974,
     his first full band album in four years, and it’s packed   Stop by and welcome this one-time regular Humboldt
     with fresh, original material.                            County player back to the Redwood Coast Music                   he and Richard visited France and after his return to
                                                               Festival. You will not be disappointed.                         the U.S., he learned violin, which quickly became his
     With  Damage Control, Salgado has created what                                                                            principal instrument. Additionally, he plays guitar as                          SATURDAY
     he calls “a rock ’n’ roll record with lyrics that hit.”   www.curtissalgado.com                                           well as mandolin and accordion, and also sings.                    9:00 - 10:00 pm - EAGLE HOUSE
     The 13 songs—12 originals and a raucous cover of          SPONSORED BY jack & barb mccown and                             Deeply influenced by older musicians such as Amédé                    with Tom Rigney & Flambeau
     Larry  Williams’  Slow  Down  (famously  covered  by      leo presser & maureen murphy
     The Beatles)—will surprise and delight longtime                                                                           Ardoin and especially Dennis McGee (who became                                   SUNDAY
                                                                                                                               a friend), Doucet and a group of like-minded friends
     Salgado fans. Salgado has crafted a soul-searching,                                                                                                                                         3:00 - 4:30 pm - ADORNI CENTER
     street-smart collection of vividly detailed, instantly                                                                    formed a band in 1975, naming it Coteau. He also                      with Tom Rigney & Flambeau
                                                                                                                               formed Beausoleil with Kenneth and Sterling Richard

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