Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole
Friday, Mar 14, 2014 9:00 PM CDT
- Friday, Mar 14, 2014 11:30 PM CDT
Mayne Stage, Chicago, IL
18 years and over
Spearheading the emerging generation of Cajun and Creole musicians, Cedric Watson is a fiddler, vocalist, accordionist and songwriter of enormous talent and potential.
"To propel our Louisiana culture into the future seems to be quite a task, but if one lives for the music as Cedric does, the path seems effortless. These songs may well be early brushstrokes of a life's worth of possibilities, not only for himself, but also for the identity survival of a culture." --Michael Doucet
Injecting a healthy dose of his own personality and ingenuity, Cedric has been exciting an ever-broadening audience with his unique take on traditional Creole music, and with his new compositions that expand the genre while still respecting its roots. In the few years since he assumed the role of bandleader, all three of his albums have been nominated for Grammy Awards. Moving with ease between fiddle and accordion, and adding his strong blues-inflected vocals, Cedric's creative style and obvious joy in playing make him an engaging and exciting performer.
"Few recordings in the Cajun and Creole fiefdom have ever run the gamut quite like this..." --Dan Willgng,Offbeat Magazine, New Orleans, LA
General Admission - $15 Advance, $20 Day of Sale
Preferred Seating - $25