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Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience
Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience

Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series at Dog Mountain

Sunday, August 7, 5:00 pm

This concert is located at Dog Mountain and is dog and family friendly. Feel free to pack your lawn chair or blanket and a picnic (no off-site alcohol permitted). Food vendors will be on-site, and there is a beer garden for alcohol purchases. Cash is recommended, as not all vendors accept credit cards. Parking will be available at the Fairbanks Scales parking lot, with a free shuttle to the top of the mountain provided by RCT. Please submit any questions to info@catamountarts.org.

Location:
Dog Mountain
143 Parks Rd.
St. Johnsbury, VT

Admission: Free!

For nearly 40 years, two- time GRAMMY award winning Terrance Simien and 8th generation Louisiana Creole, has been shattering the myths about what his indigenous Zydeco roots music is – and is not. It most certainly is American roots music and it is music born of the black and mixed race French speaking Creoles of South Louisiana. It’s exhilarating and as complex and diverse as the Creoles. It’s also more than just one rhythm and one tempo. Sure it’s about dancing; less dancing please said no-one ever! But, it’s also about grooving in place and dancing freely. And yes indeed, it also about vocal performances – Terrance’s lead vocals and the stunning three part harmonies of him, Danny and Stan – are proof that the vocal performance matters in all genres. Finally, it is most definitely dynamic and evolving. The late, Dr. John and Terrance’s friend/hero, once told him “if the music ain’t changin, it’s dyin.” We could not agree with you more, Mac!

Simien leads a massively skilled Zydeco Experience band with long time member and creative collaborator Danny Williams (30+ years, two-GRAMMY award winning), keyboards; Stan Chambers (10+ years, GRAMMY award winning), bass; Ian Molinaro – Thompson, drums; and our newest members, Revon Andrews, trombone and Orlando Gilbert, saxophone. Both Ian and Orlando are Berklee College graduates. Two Berklee grads in one zydeco band; definitely a first for this genre! We could not be more honored that they chose this genre and this group.

Simien has become one of the most respected and accomplished artists in American roots music today. He and his band mates have performed over 10,000 concerts, toured millions of miles to over 45 countries during their eventful career.

https://youtu.be/nsJYtS9CKiQ

The Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series is supported in part by the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, which partners with towns and cities across America to activate underused public spaces through the power of free live music, creating welcoming, inclusive destinations. Presenting a broad array of music genres and cultural programming, Levitt venues and concert sites are community anchors where families, friends and neighbors of all ages and backgrounds come together. Learn more at levitt.org.

  • Catamount Arts & the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation