Last Thursday, August 13, the Bayou Brothers brought the sounds of New Orleans to the Santee Summer Concert Series. Cajun music and zydeco were the order of the evening, with a heaping side order of audience participation as local kids got the chance to play rhythm along with the band.
Although the crowd was not as large as some others this summer, folks were having a good time. The dance area was full most of the evening, and an enthusiastic dance line formed during the last few songs. Many couples seemed to be well-versed in Zydeco dancing (you can see a video on basic Zydeco dance on their home page), and there was even a dancing crawfish in the crowd.
The Bayou Brothers (and one Sister) seem to have a core of members with other musicians moving in and out. According to their website, the regular members who played this time were John Chambers on keyboard and accordion, Ric Lee on drums, and Jessica Stull on rubboard. Also on hand were Tim Cash on bass and a lead guitarist from Santee whose name I unfortunately missed (please let me know if you know his name).
John Chambers – Keyboard and Accordion
Ric Lee – Drums
Tim Cash – Bass
Getting into the Music
The final concert in the series is this Thursday, August 20, when The Corvettes bring their mix of Doo Wop and Motown sounds to the Trolley Square amphitheater. Be sure to get there early if you want a good spot.