Monday, June 20, 2005

Savoy Michot Cajun Band play at South Petherton

The Savoy Michot Cajun Band will be making a welcome visit to The David Hall Arts Centre, Roundwell Street in South Petherton on Thurs 23rd June 2005 at 8pm. Bookings on Tel: 01460 240 340.

These five young Cajun musicians are dedicated to preserving the authenticity of traditional early Cajun music of Louisiana.

Led by Wilson Savoy on accordion; the 21 year old son of Marc and Ann Savoy also jamms regularly with the Cajun legends at the Savoy Music Centre in Eunice and plays in the western swing band, The Red Stick Ramblers and in The Savoy Family Band

Louis Michot has toured the world with the band Les Freres Michot from 15yrs old. Louis has performed with Ray Abshire, Merlin Fontenot, Jesse Leger, Wilson Savoy and Mitch Reed and with Cajun groups; McIlhenny’s Hot Pepper, Zack Huval’s Old Trash Pile Road, and Charivari.

Lafayette born Bobby Michot plays immaculate rhythm guitar and sings in the unique style that typifies the Cajun vocals. Playing since 1982, he formed “Les Freres Michot” with his four brothers and has toured the World with musicians such as the late Eddie Lejeune and Nonc Allie Young.

Rising Creole star Cedric Watson plays twin fiddle alongside Louie as well as playing drums. Cedric started playing the fiddle as a child. James Adams, a Houston-based DJ, mentored him and introduced him to the local Creole and Cajun community.

Ashley Wilson adds the distinctive beat on the ‘tit fer (Cajun triangle) with a style that only the real Cajuns can deliver.

The Editor

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