David GreelyHouse Concert
Thursday, November 16, 2017.
Doors open at 7:00.
Concert at 7:30.

Two 40-minute sets with a break for treats and conversation between. Suggested donation of $15.00. Location is in a house on the near West side of Madison. Location given when invitation sent in response to your expression of interest.

If interested in the house concert, email kcholden@wisc.edu or call 608-238-6039. Please provide your name, contact email, number of seats you would like to reserve.

Workshop
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

David will teach a 2-hour Cajun fiddle workshop (likely 5:30-7:30) and a session on Cajun French lyrics (likely 7:45-9:15). In the latter, he teaches the Cajun French pronunciation and phrasing by traditional singers, including Iry LeJeune and the Balfa Brothers. If you are interested in either or both workshops, email Karen Holden (kcholden@wisc.edu). Suggested donation for the fiddle workshop: $30.00; for the vocal $25.00. For both: $50.00

BIO: David Greely is a versatile Louisiana-based fiddler and vocalist who plays Cajun, country, swing, Irish, and traditional style fiddle. He is one of the premier fiddlers in Cajun music, a four-time Grammy nominee, and a veteran of the Louisiana dance hall scene as well as concert and festival performances worldwide. He helped found the popular group Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, with whom he played and recorded for 23 years. David opens a window into Cajun home music, revealing a deeper and richer palette of sounds and moods than the familiar dance hall sound. He explores haunting minor keys, rousing reels, moving waltzes and hilarious ballads, Cajun French lyrics that harken back to the Renaissance, and the stories of the rich souls that taught him this music. Of Irish/Cajun ancestry, born and raised in South Louisiana, David embraces all of these influences into an exciting funky instrumental technique that sounds like much more than one fiddle. His warm baritone voice and quick sense of humor draw his audiences into this world, across the generations and into the present, where the hybrid vigor of South Louisiana’s culture is still vital and bountiful.

Artist’s website: http://davidgreely.com/