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      David Greely + Eric and Suzy Thompson plus Dance Lesson with Mike Ferketich in Berkeley

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      September 17, 2019

      Tuesday   8:00 PM

      1317 San Pablo Avenue
      Berkeley, California 94702

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      David Greely + Eric and Suzy Thompson plus Dance Lesson with Mike Ferketich

      Dance Lesson with Mike Ferketich at 8:00 pm / Show at 8:30 pm

      An Cajun dance featuring David Greely, founding fiddler with Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, backed by Suzy & Eric Thompson (of the California Cajun Orchestra, Aux Cajunals, etc.) David lives in Baton Rouge, and rarely tours these days so this is a rare chance to experience his Cajun fiddle magic with both familiar and rare tunes that mesmerize and keep the dance floor hopping.

      “David Greely of Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys is a mad genius, magic fiddling man.” says the Lafayette (Louisiana) Independent

      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.

      Cost: Payment required - Tickets are $12 Advance / $15 Day of Show

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