“Fat Tuesday” Mardi Gras Party with Aux Cajunals and Billy, Willie, & Lloyd
February 21 @ 7:30 PM PST
Celebrate Fat Tuesday by dancing to Cajun and zydeco music!
Costumes, masks, Mardi Gras beads encouraged, or just wear your most sparkly, brightest party clothes.
The Aux Cajunals is led by fiddler Suzy Thompson, co-founder (with the late Danny Poullard) of the California Cajun Orchestra, who apprenticed in Louisiana with Cajun fiddle legend Dewey Balfa and also was mentored by Dennis McGee and Cheese Read. Suzy learned to play accordion from Danny Poullard. Agi Ban (of the Midnite Ramblers) and Karen Celia Heil (formerly of the Creole Belles) join Suzy on fiddles. Eric Thompson, another co-founder of the California Cajun Orchestra, plays guitar. He and Suzy have performed with many Cajun greats including DL Menard, Beausoleil, Marc and Ann Savoy, Ed Poullard, Jesse Lege & Joel Savoy, and David Greely. Their daughter Allegra (of the Midnite Ramblers) plays upright bass.