Posts tagged ‘fiddle’
Savoy Music Center ~ Saturday Morning Jam
Saturdays at 9 AM for the paset 46 years.
Our third year through Eunice, Lousiana and the Acadiana region.
Marc Savoy’s and Family (Ann, Joel ( of the Red Stick Ramblers ), & Wilson Savoy ( of the Pine Leaf Boys )) Savoy Music Center five miles or so east of the Acadiana town of Eunice, Louisiana has hosted a Cajun Music Jam every Saturday morning for the past 46 years.
This particular Saturday morning’s cast of characters was characterized by the give-and-take of youth and experience :
Youthful Exuberance and Energy Rubs Up Against the Constancy of Experience and Mastery ~ Everyone Benefits
Prominently on display:
This jam session is not intended as a showcase for talent or the lack thereof.
It is intended to be led by the older generation of master musicians offering beginners an opportunity to listen, learn and play in the background.
It has been like this for 46 years and will continue as such.
As such, living Cajun music history is present in the moment.
Miss Esther Lejeune
Mr Harry Lafleur
Mr Freddie Hanks
Mr Robert Leblanc
Mr Milton Vanicor
“Listen, Lean and Play”
Links To Other Cajun Music Posts Of Note
Cajun Campground Jam (2014)
Corpus Cristi to Austin, a full days drive for us anymore, had us up early, stopping to get breakfast along the way and arriving to an unscheduled unreserved camping spot at McKinney Falls State Park in Austin. This is one of our favorite State Parks probably due to its proximity to live music.
Sometime recently the heavens opened up on this area and ended the drought with an exclamation mark: 4 inches of rain! Everything is green.
The drive left us tired and beat but we persevered and got ourselves into town to the Austin Friends of Traditional Music Mid-Winter Festival. Got there a touch late and left early but the acts that we saw and heard were great: klezmer fiddle to Chinese zither music, old time music bands to tight bluegrass duos, West African drummers to 16 and 17 year old Texas state mandolin and banjo champs, and a hurdy-gurdy man to boot.
Blue Buckskin Winchers
Sometimes you just have to embrace the mic stands and mics as part of the composition!
Yuan Li Chang
This acoustic duo playing and singing off that single mic hit a home run with me. Very tight. Excellent presentation and musical repertoire.
There are gun-slingers and then there are banjo-slingers!
Hurdy Gurdy Man
Judging from the presence and participation of her students this fiddler (FiddLisa ~ Lisa Schneider) must be one hell of a teacher!
Youthful Bluegrass A Capella
Good stuff, all of it!
Kudos to AFTM!