Camryn, my 14 year old daughter, has been playing the guitar for about a year now. She is getting pretty good and has a good ear for chord changes. She has been sitting in with the band occassionally and is able to follow most 3 chord songs just great.
Colten, her twin brother, has been messing around with the piano a good bit lately. He has been learning "Rondo a la turca" by Mozart...mostly picking out by ear and following what he learned on his light-up key keyboard.
Candace, my 11 year old, has also started to learn a tiny bit of guitar and fiddle, but doesn't have the stick-to-it-ness of the other two. Caressa, my oldest (16) is pretty committed to singing and is not that interested in any instruments at this time.
Thank you for your kind words, Nonc. I have been truly blessed...thank you for reminding me. Sometimes I like to complain to God about all the things I am not happy about...you brought me right back to earth and my proper senses with your last post. Thanks so much.
I have eaten (very good food) there and enjoyed the music and fun. The music is not the high energy thing the younger Cajun musicians are doing today, but is the real stuff that was played at house dances decades ago. I know i grew up with an accordion player, my Dad. Something for visitors to La to experience if they have an interest in the Cajun culture. And most of the musicians speak the Cajun dialect.
How is Bubba's known for its lack of service?
Best boudin and boudin balls are in Opelousas, Billy and Ray's
Yeah, but which Billy's or Ray's?
I usually ask for Ray's... Billy's is spicier (hotter) but not as good as Don's in Carencro.
Best boudin I've ever had ~ and I've sampled it from lots of places ~ was being sold at a Cajun French Music Association dance/fundraiser held at the Yambilee Buiding in Opelousas. I still wonder where they got it from...
All this talk about Boudin has made me hungry for some and the only thing I have to eat for dinner tonite is chicken and homemade sausage gumbo!
That boudin is always donated from Bubba Frey at the Mowata Store. He is also a member of the CFMA and very good friends of Claudia Wood and Harry LaFleur (who was the founder of the organization. In fact he studied under Harry when learning to play the fiddle.
Yeah, really enjoyed your set at The Liberty.
Good sound balance both vocally and with instruments.
It was Sunday morning here in Australia when we started streaming via KRVS and you came through loud and clear.
Hope to hear you again some time...