Thursday, September 10, 2015

French Louisiana Fiddler David Greely to Inaugurate notloB's Gregorian Rug Concert Series

Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler!

NotloB Music will celebrate the end of its Summer music season by presenting at a brand new venue, Gregorian Rugs' beautiful 19th century stone, brick and wood mill building overlooking the Charles River, the one and only David Greely - a founding member of Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys

notloB has been working on getting David to come to the Boston area for several years and is very happy to be part of his post-Rhythm and Roots Festival New England tour.
Thursday, September 10, 2015, 8pm (doors at 7:30)
Gregorian Rugs
2284 Washington St, Newton Lower Falls, MA 02462
General admission $15
Seniors and students $10
Tickets are available through Eventbrite
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David Greely’s French Louisiana music is opening a new wing in his tradition. David has taken the swampy syncopations of Cajun music and its renaissance French dialect to new level of sophistication without losing its urgency and texture. In solo acoustic performance, he sounds like two or three fiddles, weaving accompaniment to his vocals as if it’s someone else singing. Presenting his concerts in English or French, he embraces all the aspects of his heritage that a fiddle and voice can reach- ancient ballads, cane field blues, yearning waltzes and fiery two steps, and melds his ancestral legacy with his own adroit compositions and stories of the rich souls who kept this music and language alive.
David was born in Baton Rouge of Cajun and Irish ancestry, and learned Cajun music on dance hall stages throughout South Louisiana, in the archives of Cajun and Creole music at the University of Louisiana in Lafayette, and from his apprenticeship to Cajun fiddle master and National Heritage Fellow Dewey Balfa. As a founding member of Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, David toured Folk Festivals worldwide for 23 years, and was nominated for four Grammy Awards. He has received the Louisiana Artist Fellowship Award for Folklife Performance, and is an adjunct instructor of Cajun fiddle at the University of Louisiana.
Ticket sales end 9/10 5pm. If not sold out seats will be available at the door starting 7:30pm.
More information in the Facebook event
notloB's concerts at Gregorian Rugs are produced in association with Newton Nomadic Theater.

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