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October 31, 2007 > Cajun/Zydeco music coming to afternoon concert series

Cajun/Zydeco music coming to afternoon concert series

Submitted By the Tri-Cities League of Volunteers

On Sunday, Nov. 4, at 2 p.m. the Tri-Cities League of Volunteers (LOV) and the Newark Arts Council will present Tom Rigney and Flambeau in a program of foot tapping music that will make you want to get up and dance.

Voted the best Cajun/Zydeco Band of 2004 by the West Coast Blues Hall of Fame, Tom Rigney, the electrifying violinist and composer joins forces with some of the finest musicians on the San Francisco Bay Area roots scene. Enjoy two-steps, low-down blues, funky New Orleans grooves, and heartbreakingly beautiful ballads and waltzes.

Rigney, son of baseball great, Bill Rigney, has been part of the San Francisco Bay Area music roots scene for over 25 years. He has toured extensively across the United States, Canada and Europe.

The talented musicians of Flambeau are: Danny Caron (electric guitar), Caroline Dahl (piano and accordion), Brent Rampone (drums), and Steve Parks (electric bass). Caron is one of the finest guitarists on the blues/roots music circuit whose inspired improvisation and fiery soloing make him an excellent foil for Rigney. Dahl has been with Flambeau since 2001 and brings a strong element of Boogie Woogie and New Orleans Style piano playing to the band. Rampone is the newest member of Flambeau, having joined the band in 2006, and is a powerhouse drummer having performed, recorded and toured with a wide variety of artists. Parks, originally from New Orleans, is the other half of Flambeau's great rhythm section.

Come enjoy this infectious music, there will plenty of space for all the dancing it will make your feet want to do. The oils and prints of "VIBS" will also be on display.

Doors open at 1 p.m. and the concert will begin at 2. Complimentary refreshments will be served during intermission. Suggested donation is $8 for adults, $5 for seniors (65+) and students (12-18), and $2 for children under 12.

LOV's concerts are held at the Mac Gregor/Bridgepoint School Auditorium. There is easy access and parking in rear, as well as a front parking lot.

Concert with Tom Rigney and Flambeau
Sunday, Nov 4
2 p.m. (doors open at 1 p.m.)
Mac Gregor/Bridgepoint School Auditorium
35753 Cedar Blvd., Newark
(510) 793-5683

$8 (adults)
$5 (seniors and students)
$2 (Children under 12)

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