Friday, July 6
Mainstage Show, 7:30 pm
Reserved-Seating Tickets: $16 ($5 for children 18 or under)
• John White and Kenny Applebee (Missouri Fiddle Tunes)
• Daniel Lapp (Cape Breton Fiddle Tunes)
• Bonsoir, Catin (Cajun Tunes)
• Liz Carroll and John Doyle (Irish Tunes) (Watch a video of their fiddle-and-guitar stylings here)
John White’s fiddle style was developed while playing for square dances. While he is basically an old-time traditional fiddler, White has also had extensive exposure to Texas-style fiddling through contests and fiddler conventions.
A fiddler and guitarist, Kenny Applebee is adept at several guitar styles, including the traditional old-time Missouri backup that is preferred by many Missouri fiddlers.
Christine Balfa Powell grew up playing triangle with her father, Dewey Balfa, and absorbed music and language from the thriving culture around Basile, Louisiana. She plays guitar and is the primary vocalist of the Balfa Toujours, a brilliant young band from Louisiana making a name for itself in traditional music.
Anya Schoenegge-Burgess incorporates a number of styles into her fiddle playing, including old-time and country. She grew up in New England and began playing fiddle and guitar at a very young age. She plays on a fiddle that she made.
Kristi Guillory found the accordion and began playing Cajun music when she was ten. She is obsessed with sad, pitiful Cajun songs, raunchy drinking ones, and the fantastical lyrics of old Cajun a capella ballads.
Yvette Landry is a talented and sought-after bassist. As the former Crawfish Festival Queen and runner-up for the Queen of Queens, Yvette brings a regal air and poise to Bonsoir, Catin and is often called the "Queen of Cajun bass.”
Jude Veillon began playing Cajun drums as a teenager. He has toured with The Mamou Prairie Band and Walter Mouton. Jude provides a rock-solid rhythm to Bonsoir, Catin.
Irish fiddler Liz Carroll has been amazing audiences around the world for many years. Her first solo album, 1988’s Liz Carroll, was chosen as a select record of American folk music by the Library of Congress. Her compositions have entered into the repertoire of Irish and Celtic music all over the world. In 1994, the National Endowment for the Arts awarded Liz the National Heritage Fellowship for her great influence on Irish music in America.
Irish guitarist John Doyle (pictured) was playing professionally in the Emerald Isle by the age of sixteen. Shortly after, he moved to New York City. Recently, Doyle has accompanied fiddler Liz Carroll in widely acclaimed recordings and tours.
Tickets are available by calling Centrum at 360.385.3102, x117 or by visiting our secure online Acteva site.