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Bayou Brothers Bring New Orleans to Santee

Bayou Brothers

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.

Junior Percussion

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.

Zydeco Dancing with a Crawfish

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

John Chambers

Ric Lee – Drums

Ric Lee - Drums

 Jessica Stull – Rubboard
  Jessica Stull

Tim Cash – Bass

Tim Cash - Bass

Lead Guitar

Lead Guitar

Getting into the Music

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.

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Bayou Blowout in Santee

The Bayou Brothers Cook Up a Little Cajun in Santee

The Bayou Brothers Cook Up a Little Cajun in Santee

Last Thursday, August 21, the weekly Summer Concert featured the Bayou Brothers, a Zydeco band that sounds straight out of “N’awlins.”

This was the next-to-last concert of the summer, and people were more than ready to dance the night away.  There was a whole lotta shakin’ going on down there with all that “musical gumbo” the group dished up.  With a rocking mix of Zydeco, blues, R&B, and more, the band had something for just about every taste.  Many of the members have been playing professionally for decades, and they bring a load of talent and experience to the stage.  To learn more about the band, check out the Bayou Brothers website.

Miss Santee Teen, Lizzie Lingasin

Miss Santee Teen, Lizzie Lingasin

The Summer Concert Series has been a great draw for the Trolley Center, as well as a wonderful way for Santee residents to get out, mingle, have some fun, and meet new and old friends.  All of the sponsors of the Series deserve a round of applause for helping to bring the great music to the community.  I also want to give a “shout out” to the young women who have been there to welcome everyone and just generally add a little class to the evenings…

Miss Santee, Heather DePriest

Miss Santee Teen, Lizzie Lingasin

Miss Congeniality, Emily Zobel

Miss Santee – First Runner Up, Kimberly Swank

And any others I missed from the earlier concerts.

The final concert in the series will be Thursday, August 28, featuring 80Z All Stars.

The Bayou Brothers Are…

Tim Cash – Bass and Vocals

John Chambers – Accordian, Keyboards, and Vocals

Paul Kostellanos – Guitar and Vocals

Ric Lee – Drums and Percussion

Jessica Stull – Rubboard

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August Chamber Activities

Just a quick update on what is happening this week with the Santee Chamber of Commerce…

Tuesday, August 19: Sunrise Santee

7:25am at Hometown Buffet, 275 Town Center Parkway, Santee (across the parking lot from Home Depot), Cost is $5 for members and guests.

Thursday August 21: After-5 Mixer

 5:30pm at Tutoring Club, Santee, 235 Town Center Parkway, Suite K (on the west side of the Home Depot parking lot).  Cost is $5 for members and guests.  One-Stop Realty jackpot is $100.

And don’t forget the next-to-last concert.  This week the Bayou Brothers play at Town Center Amphitheater from 6:30-8:00pm

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