Louisiana Folk Roots, presents Folk Roots Band Camp!
Folk Roots Band Camp is a three-day mini-camp open to all skill levels focused on providing Cajun and Creole music enthusiasts with the opportunity to learn how to play in a "band setting"
Our first Folk Roots Band Camp will be October 7, 8, 9, 2019 at Vermilionville in Lafayette, Louisiana. This is the week leading up to Festivals Acadiens et Créoles,
Each day consists of two sessions. The morning session, beginning at 9:00 AM and ending at 12:00 PM for lunch, is an intensive class of your choice. (Examples of class choices are Vocals, Accordion, Fiddle intermediate or advanced, Guitar, and Beginning Music Theory, .)
Lunch is on your own (It is not included in the registration fee.) It’s also a prime time to jam, practice, stroll around Vermilionville, or for your convenience, La Cuisine de Mama is an outstanding Cajun and Creole restaurant located in the heart of Vermilionville. In addition to a full menu, there is a daily plate lunch special. (Click on the link above for menu and prices)
After a midday break, we will reconvene at Vermilionville for the afternoon session. 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. This session is dedicated to learning how to play as a band and to put in into use what you have learned by participating in an instructor lead band of your choice. You’ll get professional input on the dynamics of playing in a band and some tricks of the trade.
You will choose the band you want to join, regardless of your skill level. Each band will focus on a different style of music from such as Cajun, Creole, zydeco, Cajun Country Dance Hall, etc. Each band is lead by the instructor or instructors of the morning classes who will facilitate song choices and arrangement of the songs.
We will culminate our three-day camp, with a public performance!
Folk Roots Band Camp Staff Includes:
Joel Breaux (Fiddle, Accordion, Vocals)
Megan Brown (Guitar Vocals)
Daniel Coolick (Guitar, Theory)
Courtney Granger (Fiddle, Vocals)
Brazos Huval (Fiddle, Guitar)
Chad Huval (Accordion)
Kelly Jones (Fiddle, Vocals)