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Magnolia Sisters are bringing Cajun to Cloverdale

Sunday, June 9th, 2013 | Posted by

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Friday Night Live, Cloverdale’s free outdoor summer concert series presented by the Cloverdale Arts Alliance, continues at 7 p.m. this Friday, June 14 with the acoustic Cajun sounds of the Magnolia Sisters on the Downtown Plaza stage.

The Magnolia Sisters is a band of four Louisiana women, Ann Savoy, Jane Vidrine, Anya Burgess and Lisa Trahan whose most recent CD “Stripped Down” (Arhoolie Records) was nominated for a Grammy in 2010.

The band plays the whole gamut of musical styles from southwest Louisiana: Cajun, Creole, dancehall favorites, and front porch ballads.

Much of their music has been gleaned from long-buried Cajun music jewels found their extensive archives.

A musical evening with the Magnolia Sisters is a fun and enriching experience, as they explain the meanings of the songs, move between accordion two-steps, twin fiddle tunes, heavy bass Creole hits, dance hall standards and a cappella ballads.

As Billboard Magazine says, “These ladies are not only gifted musicians but trusted folklorists who are keeping their traditions alive.”

Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. in the 100 block of N. Cloverdale Blvd. with the Certified Farmers Market, which also offers a variety of food booths. Local restaurants are open for early bird and late night specials. Craft beer, local wines and non-alcoholic beverages are available for purchase during the evening. Music begins at 7:00 p.m.

Visit cloverdaleartsalliance.org or call 894-4414 for more information.

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