JESSE LEGE & BAYOU BREW
on Sunset Road
Friday, February 21, 2014
4 pm (est)
Cajun Hall of Famer Jesse Lége and Bayou Brew will stop by Sunset Road this Friday afternoon, February 21, right before their concert and dance at the Oddfellows Lodge in Charlottesville.
One dance hall at a time...That is the life work of Jesse Lége: to bring traditional, foot-stompin’ Cajun dance hall music from the dusty back roads of southwest Louisiana, coast to coast and around the world.
Jesse Lege defines traditional Louisiana dance hall music. His unmistakeable hard driving style of accordion play and his powerful voice will get even the most staid listener up on the dance floor. Whether he is performing with Bayou Brew or his many friends, Jesse can crank up any old tune to something new and very different than you have ever heard before.
Vocalist of the Year, Band of the Year, Song of the Year (for "Mémoires Dans Mon Coeur"); in nearly 40 years of playing, singing and living Cajun music, Jesse Lege has seen and done it all.
In 1998 Jesse was inducted into the Cajun Music Hall of Fame. His performances include Festival Acadiens, the prestigious University of Chicago Folk Festival, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, major festivals in California and Florida, and the Bury, England, Cajun Festival. Recently, Jesse toured France and England with Joel Savoy and Bobby Michot, with their new CD. Jesse also recently played the Strawberry Park Cajun Festival in Connecticut; the Cajun festival in Wakefield, Canada; the Dance Flurry in Saratoga Springs, New York; the Mardi Gras Ball, in Rhodes-on-the-Pawtuxet, Rhode Island; the Grey Fox Festival, in New York; and the Newport Folk Festival, in Newport, Rhode Island.