Wanna play like the Pine Leaf Boys? Lafayette’s outsider Cajun/zydeco band has been tearing things up since, as students, they got busted on UL’s campus for making too much noise. Does worldwide recognition make them mainstream? You find out, at the Louisiana Folk Roots third annual School of Music.

This year’s “school” will be a lot like the annual Dewey Balfa Cajun and Creole Heritage Week. Students can attend any sessions they like and even move between simultaneous classes. Though many sessions are geared toward specific skill levels, players of all levels and even non-players are welcome to attend.

Admission to all of these sessions is $30 for members of Friends of Louisiana Folk Roots and $40 for the general public. Space is limited, call 234-8360 to register.

Here’s the schedule:
Louisiana Folk Roots presents The Pine Leaf Boys School of Music
5:30-7:45 p.m. on consecutive Tuesdays from Aug. 4-25, 2009
Acadiana Center for the Arts, downtown Lafayette

School songs: “Pine Leaf Boy Two-Step,” “Viens me chercher (Come and Get Me),” “Fifi Poncho/Quoi Faire”

Tuesday, Aug. 4
5:30-6:30 p.m.:
Intermediate Cajun Fiddle with Courtney Granger
Intermediate Cajun Accordion with Wilson Savoy
Intermediate Cajun Guitar and Vocals with Drew Simon
6:45-7:45 p.m.:
Cajun French Through Song with Wilson Savoy and Courtney Granger
Beginning Cajun Accordion with Drew Simon

Tuesday, Aug. 11
5:30-6:30 p.m.:
Beginning Cajun Fiddle with Wilson Savoy
Beginning/Intermediate Cajun Accordion with Drew Simon
Intermediate Cajun Guitar and Vocals with Courtney Granger
6:45-7:45 p.m.:
Cajun French Through Song with Wilson Savoy and Drew Simon
Balfa Family Fiddle Styles with Courtney Granger

Tuesday, Aug. 18
5:30-6:30 p.m.:
Intermediate Cajun Fiddle with Courtney Granger
Intermediate Cajun Accordion with Wilson Savoy
Intermediate Cajun Lead Guitar with Jon Bertrand
6:45-7:45 p.m.:
Cajun Music Improvisation and Rhythm with Wilson Savoy and Jon Bertrand
Cajun Fiddle Seconding Styles with Courtney Granger

Tuesday, Aug. 25
5:30-6:30 p.m.:
Intermediate Cajun Fiddle with Courtney Granger
Intermediate Cajun Accordion with Drew Simon
Intermediate Cajun Bass and Percussion with Thomas David
6:45-7:45 p.m.:
Cajun Jam Session and “Graduation Ceremony” with Courtney Granger, Drew Simon and Thomas David

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