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Proudly sponsored by ROCHESTER CAJUN ZYDECO NETWORK

Preston Frank
Creole Zydeco Master
with

Kevin Wimmer & Friends

A MATCH MADE IN CAJUN-ZYDECO HEAVEN 

Sunday May 15th  
at the Harmony House

~~ All are encouraged to bring a dish or snack to pass ~~

Catch Preston & Kevin warm up @ Abilene Bar & Lounge - WEDNESDAY MAY 11th
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Preston Frank and Kevin Wimmer are one of the most dynamic pairings of Creole Zydeco accordion and Cajun fiddle the universe has ever aligned. Preston is one of the last of the older Creole style of Zydeco accordion players and is an important force in preserving traditional Creole French music. Joining Preston will be Kevin Wimmer one of the most revered fiddlers out of Louisiana today (now with Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys). Preston & Kevin have teamed up annually at the GrassRoots Fest for over a decade. A MATCH MADE IN CAJUN-ZYDECO HEAVEN

SHOW DETAILS

LOCATION:           Harmony House - 58 East Main St. Webster (Rt. 404)
DATE:                     May 15, Sunday
TIME:                      4:15 – Zydeco Dance lesson with Esther Brill /  5:00-8:00 - Performance
INFO:                     (585) 727-4119, zydjunky@rochester.rr.com

Ticket info:            $15 in advance (available at stores listed below) / $18 day of show / $10 with valid Student ID

  • Bop Shop Records -  1460 Monroe Ave, Brighton
  • Stutzman’s Guitar Center -  4405 West Ridge Rd, Greece
  • The Music Store - 18 E. Main St, Webster
  • Out of town? Send check payable to “RCZN” with a SASE to “Bruce Handelman / 175 Greenaway Road / Rochester NY 14610”

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Background on Preston Frank:
Preston is one of the last of the older Creole style of Zydeco accordion players and is an important force in preserving traditional Creole French music. Zydeco and Creole music in Louisiana can be traced via the family trees that it down from generation to generation. Multiple generations of ground-breaking musicians went into developing this music and continue to push its boundaries today. In Louisiana, the Frank family is one of the best-known Creole Zydeco music families, and rightly so, with Preston as the living Patriarch and father of Keith Frank, one of the most popular young Zydeco artist of today in Louisiana.

As Dirk Powell puts it:
“When you hear Preston Frank singing “I was born in the country” in the song “Creole Man” you sense instantly that he embodies the best of what that statement means – an openness and generosity of spirit, an inseparable bond with his culture, a mix of humility and expressiveness that makes his music sparkle. His driving accordion licks grab you. His vocals growl. His rhythms get your blood pumping.”

Background on Kevin Wimmer:
Today, Kevin plays fiddle with one of the most renowned Cajun bands in all the land, Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys. As Steve puts it, “Kevin is one of the finest fiddlers around. Period.” Kevin is originally from NYC a part of great musical family. He began his musical training at age four with his Mother, a respected violinist who is on the Juilliard School of Music faculty. Ever since meeting Dewey Balfa 31 years ago, Cajun fiddle has been Kevin’s focus, though he also enjoys playing jazz, Western swing, & old-time. Kevin has toured four continents and countless cities with Balfa Toujours, the Red Stick Ramblers, Racines, Ray Abshire, Ann Savoy and her Sleepless Nights, Danny Poullard and the California Cajun Orchestra, Preston Frank and the Frank Family Band, and more.

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