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Lost Bayou Ramblers at the Three Trails Music Series

UPDATE: Due to the threat of rain on the evening of Saturday July 10, organizers of the Three Trails concert series announced earlier today that the Lost Bayou Ramblers concert would be moved indoors to the Cornerstone Center for the Arts.

MUNCIE, Ind. – The famous Cajun group Lost Bayou Ramblers will headline the first of four concerts in the Three Trails musical series this summer at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 10 at the Cornerstone Center for the Arts.

The Three Trails Music Series is a non-profit partnership between the Muncie Downtown Development Partnership, the Muncie Arts and Culture Council and Series Founder and Organizer Rick Zeigler. Its mission is to bring critically acclaimed national artists to perform in downtown Muncie at Canan Commons.

In its eighth season, the series will bring four critically acclaimed national artists to downtown Muncie in a series of free concerts spanning the months of July through September, beginning with the Lost Bayou Ramblers.

According to a press release, the band was formed in 1999 by brothers André and Louis Michot, performing the roots of Cajun music they learned as members of the Michot Brothers, the family band that their father and uncles formed in the 80s.

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LBR’s current line-up is led by Louis on fiddle and lead vocals, and André on accordion and lap steel. They are now joined by Bryan Webre on electric bass, Johnny Campos on electric guitar, Eric Heigle on electronics and acoustic guitar, and Kirkland Middleton on drums.

Since forming some 22 years ago, the group has produced eight albums, won a Grammy for ‘Best Regional Roots Music’ for their latest studio album, ‘Kalenda’, and also contributed the score to ‘Beasts’. , Oscar nominee. From the wild south.” They also spent time touring with Arcade Fire and the Violent Femmes.

The Lost Bayou Ramblers will play an acoustic set of traditional Cajun music to open the show. However, according to the release, they always incorporated new sonic elements into their live performances, mixing modern sounds and rhythms with old Cajun melodies and lyrics.

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The concert is free and open to all ages. All Three Trails Music Series events are free seating at Canan Commons, with lawn chairs welcome. In the event of inclement weather, performances will be moved to the Cornerstone Center for the Arts.

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Following the Lost Bayou Ramblers this weekend, Canan Commons will host three more concerts in the Three Trails series.

On July 24, the Sensational Barnes Brothers, an eight-piece soul and gospel band from Memphis, will take the stage. Bridging the gap between traditional black gospel and the soulful sounds of artists like Stax and Al Green, Chris and Courtney Barnes released a critically acclaimed debut album, “Nobody’s Fault But My Own,” in 2020. This concert is sponsored by the Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County.

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Acclaimed bluegrass band Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper will be at Canan Commons on August 7th. According to a press release, Cleveland is one of the most decorated fiddle players in bluegrass history, with 12 International Bluegrass Music Awards (IBMA) “Fiddle player of the year awards” and a 2018 induction into the National Fiddle Player Hall of Fame The Bashville Boys of Muncie will open the show.

A month later, on September 11, country group Asleep At The Wheel, which won 10 Grammy awards, will close the series. According to the statement, Ray Benson founded Asleep at the Wheel 50 years ago to perform and help revive American roots music, such as Western swing.

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Charlotte Stefanski is a journalist at the Star Press. Reach her at 765-283-5543, [email protected] or follow her on twitter @CharStefanski.