Thursday, May 26, 2011

Fiddlers Host Music of Acadiana Series Sunday in Arnaudville

Kevin Wimmer and Mitch Reed

Fiddlers Mitch Reed and Kevin Wimmer host an afternoon of songs and stories during the Music of Acadiana Series Sunday at the new Nunu’s, the old Singleton Lumber Building, at 1510 Hwy 93 in Arnaudville. The event begins at 2 p.m. with a jam session open to musicians of all levels.
    An interview with Reed and Wimmer follow, along with a twin fiddle performance that audience members are sure to remember.
    Reed plays fiddle and bass with the two-time Grammy-winning band BeauSoleil. He also teaches private and group lessons at his home in Scott.
    A classically-trained violinist from New York City, Wimmer fell in love with Cajun music after meeting legendary fiddler Dewey Balfa 26 years ago.  He’s toured four continents and countless cities with Balfa Toujours, the Red Stick Ramblers, Danny Poullard, Preston Frank and other Cajun and Creole musicians.
    Admission to the Music of Acadiana series is $5, free for kids 12 and younger. Food will be available and guests are invited to bring their own refreshments.
    The series is supported in part by a Grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council as administered by the Acadiana Arts Council. 

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