Pine Leaf Boys

Fri, 01/22/2010 - 7:30pm
$16/Adult; $14/Senior; $12/Youth

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Sponsored by
New Mexico Educators Federal Credit Union
Socorro Springs Brewing Company
EMRTC (Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center)
KUNM 89.9 FM
New Mexico Arts
National Endowment for the Arts
Best Western

Louisiana's finest, three-time Grammy-nominated, youthfully exuberant, Cajun band.

Louisiana's finest, two-time Grammy-Nominated Pine Leaf Boys have made a name for presenting their own inimitable brand of Cajun music with youthful exuberance. Hailing from the southwest Louisiana, the Pine Leaf Boys, known for their wild shows and thoughtful arrangements, have breathed new life into Cajun music, reviving ancient songs and bringing them to the bandstand. Being described as, "... the link that connects the young and the old generations," and, "the best new, energetic, and fun Cajun band in a very long time," the Pine Leaf Boys play the old fashion dance hall standards while making a priority to bring many of the more obscure songs of past masters into their repertoire and play them with gusto. The variety and energy they release evolves through their shows, bringing multi-faceted angles to Cajun, Creole, and Zydeco. Their mission is to present the awesome music of their ancestors and present the real Cajun music to the world and prove that it is still thriving and full of life

"The songwriter Wilson Savoy, a long and lanky accordionist in a white mesh farmer's cap, sang in Cajun French with whoops of excitement. A spell was cast, combining a mysterious past - the nearly forgotten dialect and the archaic squeezebox's red bellows - with an unabashed rock 'n' roll energy conducive to the elbow-flying, hip-swiveling spirit on the dance floor." - NEW YORK TIMES, Geoffrey Himes