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Duke Arts Presents

Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole + Red Stick Ramblers

Saturday, November 13, 2010 | 8:00 pm

Reynolds Industries Theater

This floorboard-rattling double bill features two of the sharpest Louisiana bands working. Watson cut his teeth on the countrified chansons françaises of east Texas and Lafayette, LA—”aggressive and gifted” (NY Times), the Grammy-nominated prodigy works Acadian la-la tunes, Creole waltzes, and sizzling Zydeco stomps, hollering in French while his band blazes behind him. They appear with Red Stick Ramblers, the fast-living hybridists from Baton Rouge who use Cajun, swing, and country-western jazz ballads to create a rowdy new language—sometimes French, sometimes English—that’ll turn Reynolds into a rollicking fais do-do.


Special Event:

Listening Session with Cedric Watson
Friday, November 12
The Pinhook (117 W. Main St), 6:30p