“The quintessential Louisiana soundtrack to a good time… a sweet and simmering brew of Acadian tradition, swamp soul, and infectious grooves” — Glide Magazine
7:30PM show, 7pm doors
$24 advance/$28 at the door
Student, senior and military discounts available.
“The quintessential Louisiana soundtrack to a good time… a sweet and simmering brew of Acadian tradition, swamp soul, and infectious grooves” —Glide Magazine
Michael Doucet, BeauSoleil’s iconic founder, GRAMMY Award winner, and National Heritage Fellowship recipient, brings a new project to the Palms, with musical collaborators Sarah Quintana and Chad Viator. A departure from the more established sound of BeauSoleil (now celebrating their 44th year), Doucet’s new album featuring Quintana and Viator, called “Lâcher Prise” (French for “let it go”), is an eclectic exploration of Louisiana music. Elements of funk, R&B, jazz, and Caribbean music breathe new life into Michel Doucet’s timeless songwriting. He seamlessly weaves together tradition and innovation, continuing to push the boundaries of Louisiana music. “I am Cajun, so if I write it…it is a Cajun song!”
Throughout a career spanning four decades, dozens of albums, and hundreds upon hundreds of gigs, Michael has fueled the beating heart of Cajun music. Fronting BeauSoleil, he has received 12 GRAMMY nominations, notched two wins, and made history as the “first Cajun band to win a GRAMMY.” Along his musical journey Doucet has shared stages with Dr. John and Allen Toussaint, among other greats, and beyond legendary festival sets, the group appeared on the HBO series Tremé and earned acclaim from The New York Times, NPR, The Boston Globe, and others. As a fifth generation Acadian, he remains a staunch historical advocate as well. The National Endowment of the Arts exalted his work with a prestigious National Heritage Fellowship, and United States Artists bestowed upon him the Berresford Prize/USA Fellowship in 2007.