Tuesday 1/8 ANDREW CARRIERE & THE ZYDECO ALLSTARS
Posted by novoscene on January 7, 2008
“A native of Southern Louisiana, accordionist and singer Andrew Carriere brings a long family tradition into his playing. His father was the legendary Creole fiddler “Bebe” Carriere, his uncle was accordionist Eraste Carriere, and cousins Chubby, Calvin, and Roy Carrier are popular in the zydeco arena. Carriere moved to the Bay Area in the ’60s, learned accordion from the late Danny Poullard, and is featured vocalist on the California Cajun Orchestra’s “Not Lonesome Anymore” CD. He performs regularly with the Creole Belles and CZ & the Bon Vivants, and more occasionally in the Cajun Classics.
Carriere’s Cajun/Zydeco Allstars are steel guitarist Billy Wilson, drummer David “Killer” Hymowitz, guitarist Mitch Polzak, and fiddler Marty Jara. The lineup may not seem particularly “traditional” to current followers of Cajun and zydeco, but, Wilson explains, “This is the real tradition that came out of the ’50s and ’60s honky-tonk Cajun bands, where they just had fun and played for dancers. The steel guitar was right there, and fiddles and an occasional lead guitar.” And, of course, the accordion. The repertoire is the standards and classics of Cajun and zydeco, old and new.”
Andrew Carriere and the Zydeco Allstars
Doors at 7:30 p.m.
Cajun/Zydeco dance lesson at 8:00 p.m.
Show at 8:30 p.m.
Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center
1317 San Pablo Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94702