Vermilion Express Bluegrass Concert at Burke Theatre

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

UL Lafayette’s student bluegrass band, Vermilion Express, performs traditional, contemporary, and progressive bluegrass at Burke Theatre Tuesday, November 25 at 7:30 PM. Vermilion Express’ performance of Miley Cyrus’ Wrecking Ball earlier this year was recognized by the Bluegrass Situation as one of the 13 top bluegrass covers on YouTube. This concert is presented by the Dr. Tommy Comeaux Endowed Chair in Traditional Music and is free to university students, faculty, and staff, as well as children 12 and under.

General admission is $5 to the public.

- See more at: http://www.louisiana.edu/news-events/events/20141105/vermilion-express-bluegrass-concert-burke-theatre#sthash.AmQQfSOE.dpuf

Vermilion Express Bluegrass Concert at Burke Theatre

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

UL Lafayette’s student bluegrass band, Vermilion Express, performs traditional, contemporary, and progressive bluegrass at Burke Theatre Tuesday, November 25 at 7:30 PM. Vermilion Express’ performance of Miley Cyrus’ Wrecking Ball earlier this year was recognized by the Bluegrass Situation as one of the 13 top bluegrass covers on YouTube. This concert is presented by the Dr. Tommy Comeaux Endowed Chair in Traditional Music and is free to university students, faculty, and staff, as well as children 12 and under.

General admission is $5 to the public.

- See more at: http://www.louisiana.edu/news-events/events/20141105/vermilion-express-bluegrass-concert-burke-theatre#sthash.AmQQfSOE.dpuf
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

UL Lafayette’s student bluegrass band, Vermilion Express, performs traditional, contemporary, and progressive bluegrass at Burke Theatre Tuesday, November 25 at 7:30 PM. Vermilion Express’ performance of Miley Cyrus’ Wrecking Ball earlier this year was recognized by the Bluegrass Situation as one of the 13 top bluegrass covers on YouTube. This concert is presented by the Dr. Tommy Comeaux Endowed Chair in Traditional Music and is free to university students, faculty, and staff, as well as children 12 and under.

- See more at: http://www.louisiana.edu/news-events/events/20141105/vermilion-express-bluegrass-concert-burke-theatre#sthash.AmQQfSOE.dpuf
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

UL Lafayette’s student bluegrass band, Vermilion Express, performs traditional, contemporary, and progressive bluegrass at Burke Theatre Tuesday, November 25 at 7:30 PM. Vermilion Express’ performance of Miley Cyrus’ Wrecking Ball earlier this year was recognized by the Bluegrass Situation as one of the 13 top bluegrass covers on YouTube. This concert is presented by the Dr. Tommy Comeaux Endowed Chair in Traditional Music and is free to university students, faculty, and staff, as well as children 12 and under.

- See more at: http://www.louisiana.edu/news-events/events/20141105/vermilion-express-bluegrass-concert-burke-theatre#sthash.AmQQfSOE.dpuf

 UL Traditional Music Night at the Blue Moon Saloon 

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
7:30 PM

Blue Moon Saloon
215 E Convent Street
Lafayette, LA
$8 admission 

UL Lafayette Traditional Music All-Stars + Student Performers

The Dr. Tommy Comeaux Endowed Chair in Traditional Music at UL Lafayette sponsors a curriculum that gives student musicians, who learn by ear, an opportunity to improve their craft in styles such as Cajun, zydeco and bluegrass; to develop an academic foundation in music; and to become advocates for their culture. Each year, several high-profile artists come to campus to teach hands-on music classes for credit.

Tonight the instructors will perform Cajun and Creole French dance music together for the first time as a faculty band, the UL Lafayette Traditional Music All-Stars. The lineup will include (left to right, top to bottom):

Mitch Reed (BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet)
Nathan Williams Jr (Lil Nathan & The Zydeco Big Timers)
Kristi Guillory (Bonsoir Catin)
David Greely (founding fiddler, Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys)
Wilson Savoy (Pine Leaf Boys, Savoy Family Band)
Brazos Huval (Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys, High Performance)

All told, this collection of talent represents two Grammy awards and several more nominations. Opening for the instructors will be some of their students at UL Lafayette. This evening will also mark the premier performance of the UL Lafayette Zydeco Band. Come dance with us!

7:30 The Angelle Aces, led by Mitch Reed
8:30 The UL Lafayette Zydeco Band, led by Nathan Williams Jr, followed by
Students from Kristi Guillory's Cajun & Creole Vocals Class
9:30 The UL Lafayette Traditional Music All-Stars



The mission of the Dr. Tommy Comeaux Endowed Chair in Traditional Music at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is to stimulate interdisciplinary research on the foundations and diversity of traditional music worldwide and to advance the preservation, instruction, and performance of traditional music with an emphasis on traditions that have developed in Acadiana. The program began in the Fall of 2010. It is now possible to earn a B.A. in Music with a concentration in Traditional Music as well as a Music Minor with a Traditional Music emphasis. New classes and programs continue to be developed with involvement from musicians in the community.

B.A. in Music with a Concentration in Traditional Music

Visit the UL Lafayette and School of Music websites to learn about the Traditional Music Curriculum.

For more information, please contact:

Mark DeWitt
337-482-1020337-482-1020
dewitt@louisiana.edu