Fiddlers on the Bayou is back for its third go-around. Fiddler extraordinaire David Greely of Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys organizes this gathering of preeminent Acadiana fiddlers for a night of exquisitely varied fiddle playing from fiddlers residing in Louisiana. This exploration of fiddle music from south Louisiana will feature a wide variety of styles from Michael Doucet, Kelli Jones, Cedric Watson, Joel Savoy, Curry Perkins, Gina Forsyth, Daniel Gale, and Heather Cole-Mullen in an intimate acoustic concert performance. “We’re really excited. It’ll be eight different fiddlers, playing eight different styles,” says curator David Greely. “This year we’ve got a level of talent and range of styles like we’ve never had before. This is going to be a really strong show. It’s an acoustic fiddle concert for the 21st century. Each musician does a 20-minute set, so if you haven’t got much of an attention span, you’ve got no worries.” You can also expect some crosspollination as fiddlers sit in on each other’s sets and then unite for a grand finale. Before you head out to Festivals Acadiens et Creoles, spend an evening at this killer show. Fiddlers on the Bayou takes place at tonight Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. at Vermilionville.
Frank’s Casing Crew, now doing business as Frank’s International, will make its final appearance on ABiz’s list of the Top 50 Privately Held Companies in Acadiana this year, and once again, it will likely be at the top with more than $1 billion in annual revenues. The 75-year-old company specializing in tubular fabrication and installation services to the oil and gas industry plans to go public this year.
The defeat, or rather highjacking of House Bill 420 in the final days of this year's Legislative Session, say Reps. Vincent Pierre and Terry Landry, is the result of the propaganda spread by one unidentified local media outlet and an unnamed former state Representative, but nothing to do with the original legislation's lack of checks, balances or details.
He’s a singer. A songwriter. A piano man. A family man. He’s even got his own Wikipedia entry. He’s David Egan. And he knows ancient secrets about the monolithic stones of Stonehenge that he’s not willing to share.