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Michot’s Melody Makers / Weeks Island
09/17/2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Please join us at the outdoor and socially distant Broadside for a double-header featuring Michot’s Melody Makers and Shakespeare and the Blues!
MICHOT MELODY MAKERS
Michot Melody Makers are an electric string band pushing the boundaries of Cajun traditional music. Under the direction of fiddler and Lost Bayou Rambler co-founder Louis Michot, the Melody Makers reinvigorate historic compositions and introduce sublime new melodies, all while evoking soundscapes inspired by a time when drums and amps first electrified Cajun music.
Jonny Campos began Weeks Island during the Lost Bayou Ramblers’ 6 months hiatus of 2018. With no work with the Ramblers on the horizon, the urge to create new music came on fast and strong. Weeks Island takes its name from one of the salt domes of South Louisiana that poke up out of the surrounding flat brackish marsh, whose peak offers the widest perspective of the environment possible; that’s what this music does for the listener. The EP’s title, Droste, refers to the effect of an image that appears recursively within itself. It’s a nod to the fact that two mirrors facing each other create an image that multiplies infinitely. The music explores this concept of infinite reflection and the possibility of creating a separate reality. The songs of this lush soundscape are titled after places in Louisiana which no longer exist and whose names have been erased from maps. They are gone and scarcely remembered due to ongoing coastal land loss and rising sea levels. “Point Fortuna,” “Raccoon Island,” “Fleur Pond,” “Bayou La Chute,” and “Cyprien Bay” were geological features that are all now sunken into the depths of the Gulf of Mexico.