The spirit of New Orleans Cajun music will come alive at the 15th Annual Sugar Maple Music Festival with THE MID-CITY ACES, Saturday, August 4.
2:30 Mid-City Aces and Sam Broussard workshop (Roots & Reasons Stage)
4:10 Mid-City Aces (Main Stage)
6:00 Cajun jam with Mid-City Aces (Jam Tent)
The band is composed of Cameron Dupuy (the aptly named Accordion Prince of New Orleans), his father, Michael Dupuy (guitar), and Gina Forsyth (fiddle).
“Cajun” harks back to “Acadian”, the historic heart and culture of French Louisiana. Heavy on squeezebox accordion and fiddle, this three piece set is fresh, acoustic, and rich in New Orleans tradition while at the same time honoring the Lafayette sound. “The fact that we’re keeping it as traditional as possible, while also being from New Orleans, that separates us from everyone else,” says Dupuy, while promising, “we keep it pretty close to the Lafayette style.”
An accordion prodigy, Cameron Dupuy and his father Michael Dupuy have teamed up with fiddler Gina Forsyth, an award-winning singer/songwriter who is known for her wizardry on fiddle and guitar, to form this traditional Cajun music trio.
In 2015, Forsyth asked the Dupuys to help her record an album of herself playing fiddle to old Cajun songs. “It was her solo project, really, with us helping,” remembers Dupuy. “But we liked it so much we decided to start booking gigs as a band.”
LAISSEZ LES BON TEMPS ROULER!
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LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL!
–written by Pam Lockstein and Peggy Lewis