While Festivals Acadiens et Creoles will be virtual this weekend, the Hideaway on Lee will be providing a space for several legends of our local music scene to perform. The new venue will host bayou blues and swamp pop stars Major Handy and Warren Storm on Thursday. The Cajun accordion prodigy turned zydeco icon, Horace Trahan, will bring the party Friday evening.
Saturday night will see South Louisiana cultural ambassador and world-renown fiddler, Michael Doucet, and his new outfit, Lâcher Prise, taking over the Hideaway. Doucet’s supergroup includes Hub City All-Stars Chad Viator and Chris French, Feufollet’s Jim Kolacek on drums, and New Orleans jazz guitarist and chanteuse Sarah Quintana. Their eclectic self-titled debut jumps genres from track to track. “I’ve reached a point in my life and career where I can do whatever the hell I want to do,” Doucet recently explained.
I’ll be featuring several songs from Doucet’s latest album for this edition of Lafayette Weekly. You’ll hear the zydeco rock of “Lula Don’t Go To Bingo,” Cajun honky-tonk of “Dites moi pas,” and a rocking take on Bobby Charles’ “He’s Got All the Whiskey.” Also included are some career-spanning tracks from Warren Storm. “Faster and Faster,” from his time in the Lil’ Band O’ Gold, a duet with John Fogerty on the Credence Clearwater Revival classic “Long as I Can See the Light,” and an unearthed recording of an R&B take on Hank Williams’ “You Win Again,” from 1957. Horace Trahan and Major Handy provide some Créole sound to the mix as well as a tune from singer/songwriter Reece Sullivan.
Live stream concerts and live music in Lafayette this week
Thursday, October 8 at 8:00 pm
Thursday, October 8 at 7:00 pm
Warren Storm, Major Handy, Sharon Thomas, and more!
Friday, October 9 at 7:00 pm
Friday, October 9-Sunday, October 11
Virtual Festivals Acadiens et Creoles
Saturday, October 10 at 7:00 pm
Michael Doucet et Lâche Prise