Two of the finest roots music fiddle players on the planet — Michael Doucet and Tom Rigney — are joining forces once again for another incredible night of music. Backed by Rigney’s hot band, Flambeau, the show will feature material from their critically acclaimed CD, Cajun Fandango. The disc received a Best of Beat nomination as Best Cajun Album of 2016, and was named one of the fifty best Louisiana albums by Offbeat Magazine.
This is the third installment of Cajun Night at Harris Center — the previous shows have sold out or nearly . . . so be sure to grab your tickets early!
Michael Doucet has been the premier Cajun fiddle player of the past several decades. Originally from Lafayette, Louisiana, he has led his band, Beausoleil, for more than forty years (winning two Grammys along the way) and has taken Cajun music out of Louisiana and put it on the stages of the world. He has preserved the music of his culture and expanded its horizons.
Tom Rigney has, over the past several decades, become one of the premier blues and roots music violinists in the world. After fifteen years at the helm of the Swamp Rock band The Sundogs, he put together his current band in 2000 — Tom Rigney and Flambeau, and has toured and recorded extensively ever since. His high-energy, virtuosic playing and his commanding stage presence are hallmarks of Rigney’s performing style.
Tom Rigney Art Exhibit & Reception
This year we’re adding a very special element to this show — an option to purchase an “add on” experience to attend a pre-show exhibit of Tom Rigney’s amazing artwork. Wine and beer tasting and light snacks are included. Reception tickets will be limited and will take place from 6–7 PM. Who knew? Fiddle player extraordinaire and an amazing visual artist as well!
Special thanks to Dick Droese Fund, Red Bus Brewing Company, and Crystal Basin Cellars for their generous support of this reception.
Tickets and more information at www.harriscenter.net