Monday, August 20, 2007

After Rhythm and Roots – A double shot of Zydeco!

CJ Chenier in Pawtucket Sep 7 + Buckwheat Zydeco at Narrows Fest Sep 9
After Summerfest Providence, I was checking out the web to see where Santa Mamba was going to be appearing next, and one of those places would be the Pawtucket Arts Festival. And it seems CJ Chenier will be performing at the Gala at Slater Mill on Friday Night (Sep 7)! That same weekend, Buckwheat Zydeco will be headlining the Narrows Festival of the Arts on Sunday the 9th. It used to be that Labor Day weekend was the main opportunity to see zydeco bands from Lousiana, but now we are lucky to get them on a semi-regular basis.

The Pawtucket Arts festival is in its Ninth Year and actually starts this week with a concert by Counting Crows, Live and Collective Soul at McCoy Stadium, and ends with a free festival in Slater Park the weekend of Sept 15, including the Stone Soup folk festival. Check it out at The Narrows Festival is celebrating its 6th annual, and will be held outside the Narrows center in Fall River. See the Narrows website for more info.

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