Bayou X

Downhome Music From the Bayou & Beyond

Feb
15
7:30 PM19:30

BAYOU X at BASS HALL

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Fri Feb 15, The Monadnock Center for History & Culture, in Peterborough NH, presents the music of regional favorites, BAYOU X, as part of its Music at Bass Hall Concert Series.

From Langdon NH & Brattleboro VT, Bayou X is southern VT/NH area’s unique high energy Cajun/Creole dance band, performing both original and traditional Cajun & Zydeco dance music of southwest Louisiana, as well as original and traditional music derived from the global Creole diaspora, including New Orleans R&B, Haitian Konpa & Twoubadou, Beguine & Kwadril of Martinique, Guadeloupe & St Lucia, Trinidadian calypso, West African Hi-Life, and an ever evolving variety of roots music genres.

Led by New Orleans native, Peter Simoneaux on fiddle & vocals and spouse/partner Linda Simoneaux on accordions & vocals, Bayou X plays driving, contemporary Cajun & Creole dance music, reflecting the full history of Louisiana French music, from classic Cajun 2-steps and waltzes, to old-time country music, the blues, zydeco, swamp pop, jazz, New Orleans R&B and Mardi Gras standards, and a whole panoply of pan-African and Caribbean musical genres. While Bayou X maintains a deep book of time tested tunes, its focus is increasingly on original music in a broad range of southern roots styles.

This concert will feature two 45 sets, from 7:30 - 9:30 pm. First set will feature acoustic music, "yesterday's songs re-imagined for today's times." Second set will be a dance set, to be preceded by a brief dance workshop.

 

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Bayou X Post-Thanksgiving Dance Party!
Nov
24
7:00 PM19:00

Bayou X Post-Thanksgiving Dance Party!

In the manner of Thanks and Gratitude, Bayou X will be hosting a Post-Thanksgiving Potluck and Dance Party at the Mole Hill Theatre, Saturday, Nov 24. Potluck starting 7 pm. Dance instruction starting 7:30, followed immediately two sets of live music starting 7:45 or 8 pm. Another set of dance instruction before the second set. The dance instruction will be non-technical, geared towards the fundamentals of couple dancing for beginners.

Bayou X is the southern VT/NH borderlands’ premier Cajun/Zydeco/Global Creole dance band, playing both traditional and original dance music, as inspired by all the traditions where European and African cultures meet and intersect. Although Louisiana Cajun & Zydeco music are the crux of our sound, our repertoire also embraces the music of New Orleans, Haiti, the Lesser Antilles, Trinidad, West African Hi-Life music, Congolese soukous and more.

$12 cover for this event. The Mole Hill Theatre is located on Gilsum Mine Road in East Alstead, just across the town line from Gilsum NH.

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Mar
3
7:00 PM19:00

6th Almost Annual Mole Hill Mardi Gras Ball

Sat, March 3, Bayou X returns to the Mole Hill Theatre for it's 6th Almost Annual Mardi Gras Ball! 7 pm potluck. 8 pm parade introducing 2018's Mardi Gras Queen, Dakota Benedetto of the the LEAF School, and her Royal Court! Live music and dancing from 8 - 11 pm. In addition to the usual fun, Bayou X will be celebrating the release of its brand new CD, Your Mother Must Be... Something Special! This event has become a highlight of Mole Hill Theatre's annual season. $15, BYOB. $5 from every ticket to benefit the Fall Mountain Food Shelf.

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Feb
10
7:00 PM19:00

Mardi Gras Madness at Hawks & Reed

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BAYOU X & Zydeco Connection team up in a double header Zydeco dance party, celebrating Mardi Gras 2018, at Hawks and Reed Performing Arts Center in the heart of Greenfield! Alternating sets, Bayou X, 7:30 & 9:30; Zydeco Connection, 8:30 & 9:45. Intermittent Zydeco dance instruction by Michael Pattavina. $12 advance, $16 day of show. 

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Jan
13
8:00 PM20:00

Stir Up the Roux

Hey, B.F. Homies, and especially you dancers... Come down to PK's Pub Saturday, Jan 13, and help us celebrate the start of the 2018 Carnival season, Bayou X Style! Pete & Linda Simoneaux on fiddle, accordion, vocals, with Dan Kasnitz, electric bass, Bob DeSena, drums, and special guests Nick Keil on electric guitar, Sharon Leslie on percussion. No cover!

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