Grammy-Nominated Cajun Fiddler David Greely to Play Southwest Harbor Concert
Cajun fiddler David Greely will perform in concert at 18 Village Green Way, Southwest Harbor on Saturday, September 12, at 7:30 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for pre-concert etoufée and hush puppies. Tickets are $15 at the door, but reservations are strongly suggested. For tickets, please email email@example.com or call Jennifer 207-266-3315. Proceeds will benefit the Acadia Trad School Scholarship Fund.
About David Greely
As a founding member of Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, David Greely (www.davidgreely.com) toured Folk Festivals worldwide for 23 years, and was nominated for four Grammy Awards. David’s French Louisiana music is opening a new wing in his tradition. David has taken the swampy syncopations of Cajun music and its renaissance French dialect to new level of sophistication without losing its urgency and texture. In solo acoustic performance, he sounds like two or three fiddles, weaving accompaniment to his vocals as if it’s someone else singing. Presenting his concerts in English or French, he embraces all the aspects of his heritage that a fiddle and voice can reach- ancient ballads, cane field blues, yearning waltzes and fiery two steps, and melds his ancestral legacy with his own adroit compositions and stories of the rich souls who kept this music and language alive.
David was born in Baton Rouge of Cajun and Irish ancestry, and learned Cajun music on dance hall stages throughout South Louisiana, in the archives of Cajun and Creole music at the University of Louisiana in Lafayette, and from his apprenticeship to Cajun fiddle master and National Heritage Fellow Dewey Balfa. He has received the Louisiana Artist Fellowship Award for Folklife Performance, and is an adjunct instructor of Cajun fiddle at the University of Louisiana.