19 March 2011

Noveau String Band – Cajun Honkytonk coming to Richard Sale Barn | VermilionToday.com

The second concert in the Richard Sale Barn’s 2011 Spring series will be the Nouveau String Band on Saturday, March 19, 2011.

The Barn is located at 307 S. Henry St. in Abbeville. Always a smoke free concert, the doors open at 6 pm with the music beginning at 7 pm.

The Nouveau String Band plays a mix of blues, cajun, honkytonk and swing tunes that will get you stompin’ your feet and wigglin’, well, you know.

Band members include a whos who of talented musicians including John “Buck” Buckelew, Dave Trainer, Johanna Divine, Jimmie Duhon and Lee Tedrow. Individually they infuse the band and give it its original sound. But together, they are one of the best “feel good” Louisiana bands.

Sonny Landreth has called them, “One of my favorite groups in South Louisiana,” and photographer Phillip Gould remarks, “The Nouveau String Band blends jazz, swing, Cajun, country and, for good measure, the Beatles, to craft their own distinctive sound of tasteful strings and sweet voices.”

Most all Vermilion Parish locals will know John Buckelew and his fiddle magic. He is a Louisiana native and a resident of Meaux since the late 1970s. “Buck” has followed in the footsteps of his fiddle influences Jimmy Choate, Hadley J. Castille, Bob Wills and Michael Doucet. But make no mistake Buck marches in his own unique and highly talented way.

The lone female vocal belongs to Johanna Divine (vocals and rhythm guitar). She is originally from Tennessee and joined NSB in 2009. She is a multi-talented singer, songwriter, guitarist and playwright.

Lee Tedrow (guitars, vocals) began playing music when he was five years old. He is trained on piano, tuba, upright bass and slide guitar and has played with local legends Sonny Landreth and Geno Delafose.

The upright bass is performed by Jimmie Duhon (upright bass, vocals). Duhon grew up playing music during jam sessions at the Duhon household. He grew to be a multi-instrumentalist, playing guitar, bass and French horn and has played in Lafayette bands of all sizes and musical styles.

Rounding out the band is Dave Trainer on fiddle, mandolin and vocals. He has opened for legendary Bill Monroe before falling in love with Cajun music. Dave teaches music and also plays with the Cajun band, T-Sale .

This and all concerts and events in the upcoming Spring Series will be an opportunity to experience a special night of music in a unique amphitheater setting with a limited number of 100 tickets sold.

For more information on any of these concerts or the upcoming convention, you can e-mail Kathy at lebayou@bellsouth.net.

Tickets for any performances during this spring series will be $15 and can be purchased at Abbeville Record Shop, Robie’s Food Center or Piazza Office Supply in Abbeville. You may also call 337-893-5760 or e-mail lebayou@bellsouth.net. Visit our Web site at www.lebayou.org.

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