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 9:00 - 10:30 pm         6:00 - 7:30 pm
                 with Tom Rigney & Flambeau


 "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
     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.”  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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