When: Tue., April 5, 7:30 p.m. 2016
Since their formation in 1975, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet have been at the forefront of Cajun-flavored music. Propelled by bandleader Doucet’s deft fiddle playing and soulful vocal stylings, the perennially popular ensemble has forged its own identity by blending a sampling of spirited sounds. Mixing Louisiana’s Cajun traditions with dashes of zydeco, New Orleans jazz, Tex-Mex and country blues, Doucet and company dish out a piping-hot sonic jambalaya. So notable is their sound that, in 1997, they became the first Cajun band to garner a Grammy Award. Audience members can’t help but tap their toes to tunes from the group’s 25th studio release, From Bamako to Carencro.