Join us for a special night of music featuring the fabulous fiddler/composer Tom Rigney and Flambeau, some of the finest musicians of the San Francisco roots music scene. Tom Rigney and Flambeau joins forces with Michael Doucet, the great Cajun fiddler and leader of the band Beausoleil! Don’t miss two of the country’s most dynamic roots fiddlers in concert together.
Rigney, Flambeau and Doucet perform an eclectic mix of roots music styles: Cajun two-steps, waltzes, and rocking blues tunes—all played with spontaneity and fire. This collaboration will cook up a storm that’s guaranteed to get you on your feet! Doucet and Rigney tear it up in a spontaneous, virtuosic, deeply musical, and completely irresistible way.
ABOUT THE MUSICIANS
Michael Doucet has been recognized as the premier Cajun fiddle player, beginning his tenure in the 1970s. Originally from Lafayette, Louisiana, he has led his band, Beausoleil, for almost forty years and has taken Cajun music out of Louisiana and put it on the stages of the world. He has both preserved the music of his culture and expanded its horizons. In 2005, Doucet was one of 12 recipients of the National Heritage Fellowship by the National Endowment for the Arts. Doucet received Grammy Awards in both 1998 and 2009 for his work with Beausoleil.
Tom Rigney has been a part of the San Francisco Bay Area roots music scene for more than thirty-five years. In 2000, after fifteen years as the leader and electrifying violinist of The Sundogs, fiddler/composer Tom Rigney stepped out on his own with a hot new band, Flambeau. The repertoire is original, eclectic, passionate, and filled with a musical and emotional intensity that will come as no surprise to followers of Rigney’s career. Rigney has, over the past several decades, become one of the premier blues and roots music violinists in the world.