Creole Accordion in Port Townsend

NOLTON-noltan6 Nolton Semien is a venerable Creole accordionist who exudes the early days of La-La, and he'll make his first trip to Port Townsend this summer.

Born in 1939, he comes from St Landry Parish, an area that has produced many Creole players – Goldman Thibodeaux, Lil' John Simien, Bebe and Eraste ‘Dolon' Carriere, and Delton Broussard and the Lawtell Playboys.

The fiddler in that band, Calvin Carriere, played for many years with Nolton as the St. Landry Playboys. This is a rare opportunity to spend some time with him, as he rarely leaves home.