Tom Rigney and Flambeau, Sounds of Summer Party Gras
The late-afternoon Party Gras includes a no-host social hour, Southern cookin' buffet and a concert.
Combine a fiery electrifying violinist/composer with some of San Francisco's finest roots musicians, and you've got Tom Rigney and Flambeau. Whether Cajun and zydeco two-steps, low-down blues, funky New Orleans grooves or beautiful ballads and waltzes, they'll be in their element at Party Gras.
After graduating from Harvard with a Masters in fine arts, Tom Rigney went on to play the fiddle in a band "Back in the Saddle." Thanks to his performance on the group's first album, he received a Bammie (Bay Area Music Award) in the early 1980s. Rigney moved on to "Queen Ida & the Bon Temps Zydeco Band," where he came to fully appreciate the music of Louisiana.
He then took this new appreciation to a band called Sundogs, teaming with T.J. Politzer and Joe Paquin. Together for more than a dozen years, they took their mixture of blues, Cajun and roots music to stages and festivals throughout the U.S., Europe and Canada and put out several albums.
Leaving Sundogs, Rigney pulled together Flambeau with guitarist Danny Caron, accordionist and pianist Caroline Dahl, drummer Brent Rampone and bassist Steve Parks. They're a band that will tear the roof off of anyplace that has one and raise the spirits of everyone around.
Voted Best Cajun/Zydeco Band of 2004 by the West Coast Blues Hall of Fame, Tom Rigney and Flambeau are making some serious noise on the American Roots Music scene. Flambeau has been tearing things up at festivals, dances, and concerts all over the placefrom the Ft. Lauderdale Cajun Crawfish Festival to the Edmonton Blues Festival to the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee to the Alaska State Fair.
Tom Rigney is a true American original and his great band, Flambeau, is truly one of the hottest bands on the American Roots Music scene. This is a band you have to hear!
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120 Spinnaker Place
Port Ludlow, WA 98365
|Minimum Age: 10|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|