Thursday, August 25, 2016 Leave a Comment
The Summer of 2016 has been one to remember: a new CD of fiddle tunes, Copper Rooster and Other Tunes and Tales, was released on Waterbug Records in July; I taught Cajun fiddle at the Augusta Heritage Center, also in July; and I returned to the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival as one of three Most Wanted Emerging Artists. In a few days, I will be touring again, to teach another great camp in Plymouth, MA, called TradMaD; joining me there will be Eliza Carthy, Sally Rogers and Howie Bursen, and many other great artists. I’m also stoked to be playing two upcoming festivals for the first time ever: The Fox Valley Folk Music and Storytelling Festival in Geneva, IL, for Labor Day Weekend (This year is the 40th Annual; also on the bill are Lou and Peter Berryman, Bryan Bowers, Reggie Harris, Joel Mabus, the Freight Hoppers, and much more), and the Wheatland Music Festival, the weekend after, in Remus, MI, with the Bruce Daigrepont Cajun Band.
It’s going to be a great fall, too: The Mid-City Aces have been nominated for five Le Cajun Awards; we’ll be appearing at that Award Ceremony and concert in October, along with Festivals Acadiens. There will be more news about these shows as the dates get closer.