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Winter Cajun/Zydeco Festival at Hawks & Reed


About This Event

Back O’ Town Cajun Band: www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100078110266620
Planet Zydeco: www.facebook.com/PlanetZydeco

This Sunday afternoon event features Louisiana music at its best through live music performed by two bands: Back O’ Town Cajun Band and Planet Zydeco. Cajun music is melodic and uses a Cajun accordion and a fiddle to produce music perfect for two-stepping and waltzes. Zydeco music is more rhythmic and uses an accordion, electric instruments and a percussive washboard. You will not be able to refuse moving to this music. This event also includes intro and intermediate lessons for waltzes and zydeco dances.

Back O’ Town Cajun Band is the latest project of Langdon NH musicians Pete &

Linda Simoneaux, on fiddle & accordion, joining forces with longtime

Greenfield MA multi-instrumentalist Michael Pattavina on acoustic guitar, and

Brattleboro VT based bassist/guitarist Steve Frankel on electric bass. Back O’

Town Cajun Band plays traditional, acoustic Louisiana Cajun & Creole dance

music, “straight up” with a repertoire ranging from the legendary recordings

of late 1920s and early 1930s, through the postwar periods of the 1940s and

50s, and the great Cajun music revival of the 1960s and 70s.

PLANET ZYDECO is an exciting New England-based zydeco band

that captures the essence of traditional rural-style accordion-driven

dance music as it is played in clubs and dance halls in southwest

Louisiana today. Band members hail from Vermont and Rhode Island.

The Planet’s funky syncopated sound includes accordion, fiddle,

electric guitar, bass, drums and rubboard. The rubboard, or frottoir, as

it is known in Louisiana, is made of corrugated metal, worn like a vest

and played with spoons or bottle openers, and is a rhythmic trademark

of the zydeco sound.

Event Details

Date & Time: January 15, 2023 @ 1:45 pm - 3:45 pm
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Event Venue

Venue Name: Hawks & Reed Ballroom
289 Main St.
Greenfield, MA 01301 United States