Bayou X

Downhome Music From the Bayou & Beyond

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  • Monadnock Center for History & Culture 19 Grove Street Peterborough, NH, 03458 United States (map)

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.