Creole Music Maestros Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole to Perform in Chicago

Cedric Watson
Cedric Watson
Talented fiddler, vocalist, accordionist and songwriter Cedric Watson is set to perform Friday, March 14, 2014 at 9:00pm at Mayne Stage in chicago.

“To propel our Louisiana culture into the future seems to be quite a task, but if one lives for the music as Cedric does, the path seems effortless,” says Cajun music legend Michael Doucet. “These songs may well be early brushstrokes of a life’s worth of possibilities, not only for himself, but also for the identity survival of a culture.”

Injecting a healthy dose of his own personality and ingenuity, Cedric has been exciting an ever-broadening audience with his unique take on traditional Creole music, and with his new compositions that expand the genre while still respecting its roots. In the few years since he assumed the role of bandleader, his albums have been nominated for Grammy Awards.

Moving with ease between fiddle and accordion, and adding his strong blues-inflected vocals, Cedric’s creative style and obvious joy in playing make him an engaging and exciting performer.

Discography available: Cedric Watson, L’Esprit Creole, Goin Down to Louisiana, Creole Moon Live From Blue Moon Saloon, Homage Au Passe, Les Amis Creole

$15 Adv. | $20 day of show | $25 Reserved Seating | 18+
Mayne Stage | 1328 W. Morse Ave. Chicago

Author: World Music Central News Department

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