01 September 2009

Legendary Carol Fran returns to Richard Sale Barn | VermilionToday.com – Abbeville Meridional, Gueydan Journal, Kaplan Herald, Vermilion Parish, La.

Carol Fran, known as “The Legend” will return to the Richard Sale Barn on Sept. 12 straight off her highly successful and well-received Brazilian performance.

The Richard Sale Barn is located at 1307 S. Henry St. in Abbeville.

While in Brazil, Fran sang at the Bourbon Street Club in Sao Paulo Brazil to sold-out crowds. She was also featured on the Jo Soares Show, the Brazilian equivalent of David Letterman.

Fran will perform a range of hits from jump blues to soul blues and all the R and B in between. She is considered by many as one of Louisiana’s most precious musical resources. Fran appears in the movie “Absolution” released in 2005. She also appeared along with Dr. John, Eddie Bo, Randy Newman, Irma Thomas, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Allen Toussaint on “Our New Orleans: A Benefit Album For The Gulf Coast Hurricane Victims”, which was released in December 2005.

The featured musicians accompanying Fran will be Marty Christian on blues guitar and Andy Cornett on bass guitar and harmonica. Christian and Cornett continue to hone their original blend of acoustic Blues improvisations with traditional roots.  Together, with Henry Gray and the Cats band, they perform regularly in the South and beyond  — honoring the great Blues masters who came before by continuing the tradition of blending the old sounds with new ones — making songs that can never really be repeated from show to show.

This “Intimate Night” series will be an opportunity to hear Fran, a Blues legend, in a unique amphitheater setting with a limited number of 100 tickets sold.

Le Bayou Legendaire is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and sharing of the rural French culture of Vermilion and Acadiana parishes.

Tickets for “An Intimate night with Carol Fran” will be $15 and can be purchased at Abbeville Record Shop, Piazza Office Supply, by calling 337-893-5760 or by e-mailing lebayou@bellsouth.net.

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