VAE to Host Broussard and Creole Cowboys
As a follow up to its Basement Music Series’ opening night at its new location on the Masonic Hall Stage, 504 Main Street, Bennington, Vermont Arts Exchange welcomes Jeffery Broussard and The Creole Cowboys. The energetic and toe-tapping world of the American roots music called Zydeco promises to shake up the stage in a performance from one of its most influential accordionists and vocalists.The performance is set for Friday, January 22, with doors opening at 7 p.m. and the show beginning at 8.
Born in Louisiana, Broussard started his music career at the age of eight when he played drums in his father‘s band, the renowned Delton Broussard and The Lawtell Playboys. By his teen years, Broussard had taught himself to play the accordion and he began singing as well as playing. Today, Broussard, a master of more than a half dozen instruments, says of performing, “It makes me happy to see my music make people happy. It reminds me of how things were when I was growing up. That’s something that a person should never turn their back on.” Broussard and his current band, The Creole Cowboys, deliver great, pack-the-floor renditions of Creole classics as well as their own brand of contemporary Zydeco, taking the next generation‘s perspective of this music and presenting it with contemporary flair and expertise. Advance tickets are $18 for adults and $10 for students with valid ID, plus a small processing fee, at brownpapertickets.com, vtartxchange.org, or by calling 800-838-3006. Tickets are $22 at the door on the day of show. Libations will be available. The Masonic Hall is a handicapped-accessible facility. For more information, call 802-442-5549 or visit vtartxchange.org.