Cajun Honky Tonk
MEL LEHAN HALL AT ST. JAMES i
3214 West 10th Ave, Kitsilano
Accessible All ages
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Caleb Klauder, Sammy Lind and Nadine Landry are Portland's Foghorn Trio. They will be joined by Joel Savoy on fiddle and Jesse Lege on Cajun accordion and vocals, plus a drummer and a pedal steel player!
One dance hall at a time...That is the life work of Jesse Lége: to bring traditional, foot-stompin' Cajun dance hall music from the dusty back roads of southwest Louisiana, coast to coast and around the world.
Joel Savoy is the son of Cajun musicians Marc and Ann Savoy. He was raised among all of the greats in Cajun music. As a baby Joel sat in Dewey Balfa's lap as he played the fiddle. As a young boy he played fiddle in his own Cajun band, Jeunes Gens de la Prairie and today heads his Cajun/gypsy group The Red Stick Ramblers.
Together all of these musicians make up the Caleb Klauder Country Band so put on your dancing shows and head on over to Kitsilano for a healthy slice of Cajun Honky Tonk pie. The dance floor at St. James Hall has been refinished and the joint will be jumpin'!
Though we're about as far west as
can be, Portland doesn't have a lot of go-to honky tonk music. Caleb Klauder is
the exception: He plays top-shelf classic honky tonk (and occasionally,
bluegrass) with the pained enthusiasm of a grizzled Southerner twice his
age. — Casey Jarman Willamette Week