UL Lafayette Traditional Music Night at the Blue Moon Saloon

7:30pm, Tuesday December 1, 2015, Blue Moon Saloon

Kayla Dugas with Angelle Aces at the Blue Moon Saloon, April 2015. Photo by Nicole LaCour. Come out and dance to the music of the Angelle Aces, the Zydeco Ragin’ Steppers and the All-Star UL Traditional Music Program Instructors on Tuesday, December 1, 7:30 pm at the Blue Moon Saloon, 215 E. Convent St. in Lafayette. The Dr. Tommy Comeaux Endowed Chair in Traditional Music at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is pleased to feature both students and the amazing talent of the traditional music instructors at this free event. All are invited to kick up their heels.

The Angelle Aces, UL Lafayette’s Cajun music band, is comprised of students and alumni, all with a love for Cajun music. The group is directed by accordion ace, Kristi Guillory, who fronts the band Bonsoir, Catin and also performs her own original music.

Next up will be the Zydeco Ragin’ Steppers directed by Nathan Williams, Jr, of Lil Nathan and the Zydeco Big Timers. This student band plays a variety of zydeco (and a little swamp pop) from the 1950s up to today’s contemporary sounds.

The All-Star faculty band will include Kristi Guillory, Nathan Williams, Jr., Brazos Huval (Mamou Playboys, beginning fiddle instructor), Wilson Savoy (Pine Leaf Boys, advanced accordion instructor), Kevin Wimmer (Mamou Playboys, intermediate fiddle instructor), Chris Segura (Feufollet, assistant ensemble director), and Corey Ledet (Corey Ledet and his Zydeco Band, beginning accordion and blues band instructor). Where else will you hear this amazing line-up of musicians and talent?

B.A. in Music with a Concentration in Traditional Music

Visit the UL Lafayette and School of Music websites to learn about the Traditional Music Curriculum.

If you are interested in becoming a traditional music major, contact Dr. DeWitt.

The mission of the Dr. Tommy Comeaux Endowed Chair in Traditional Music at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is to stimulate interdisciplinary research on the foundations and diversity of traditional music worldwide and to advance the preservation, instruction, and performance of traditional music with an emphasis on traditions that have developed in Acadiana. The program began in the Fall of 2010. It is now possible to earn a B.A. in Music with a concentration in Traditional Music as well as a Music Minor with a Traditional Music emphasis. New classes and programs continue to be developed with involvement from musicians in the community.

For more information, please contact:

Mark DeWitt