Saturday, Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m.—RANDOLPH—BeauSoleil, one of the leading Cajun bands in the world, plays on the Chandler Main Stage Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m.
For the past 37 years, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet has been making some of the most potent and popular Cajun music on the planet. Born out of the rich Acadian ancestry of its members, and created and driven by bandleader Michael Doucet’s spellbinding fiddle playing and soulful vocals, BeauSoleil is notorious for bringing even the most staid audience to its feet. BeauSoleil’s distinctive sound derives from the distilled spirits of New Orleans jazz, blues rock, folk, swamp pop, Zydeco, country and bluegrass, captivating listeners from the Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans to Carnegie Hall, then all the way across the pond to Richard Thompson’s Meltdown Festival in England.
Since becoming the first Cajun band to win a Grammy with “L’amour Ou La Folie” and then a second Grammy in 2010 for “Live at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival,” BeauSoleil has garnered many accolades, including twelve Grammy nominations, the latest being their 2009 release “Alligator Purse.” They are regular guests on Garrison Keillor’s National Public Radio show “A Prairie Home Companion,” where Keillor has dubbed them “the best Cajun band in the world.”
Tickets are available at the box office between 12-5 p.m., Monday-Friday; 802-728-6464; or chandler-arts.org.
Chandler Music Hall is fully accessible and equipped for the hearing impaired, located at 71-73 Main Street, Randolph.
Photo courtesy of Chandler Center for the Arts
BEAUSOLEIL AVEC MICHAEL DOUCET