BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet returns to The Shedd for the--what, 15th time? We can't get enough of these guys! We've reserved some floor at the back of the main floor for dancing for this show.
For the past 42 years, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet has been making some of the most potent and popular Cajun music on the planet. Born out of the rich Acadian ancestry of its members, and created and driven by bandleader Michael Doucet’s spellbinding fiddle playing and soulful vocals, BeauSoleil is notorious for bringing even the most staid audience to its feet. BeauSoleil’s distinctive sound derives from the distilled spirits of New Orleans jazz, blues rock, folk, swamp pop, Zydeco, country and bluegrass, captivating listeners from the Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans, to Carnegie Hall, then all the way across the pond to Richard Thompson’s Meltdown Festival in England.
BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet was the recipient of the 2020 Folk Alliance International Lifetime Achievement Award. The group was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 2011.