1st Annual Boudin Ball presents Ed Volker & Los Reyes De Legarto - Chickie Wah Wah

Music from Ed Volker, Leyla McCalla and Dege Legg traditional coonass culinary delights.

Ed Volker, the former bandleader and principal songwriter of the legendary rock band, the Radiators will headline a New Year’s Eve ball. His backing band for the gig is the Iguanas joined by saxophonist Jason Mingledorff and percussionist Michael Skinkus.

This is the second time this band has performed. Presenting a horn driven ensemble is a first for Volker who has been known for a piano based, stripped down approach since the Radiators disbanded. During their Halloween performance, Volker played classics from heyday of the New Orleans R&B scene in the 1950s as well as numerous tunes from the Radiators’ extensive catalog. He will play two fat sets of music.

Leyla McCalla is best known for her tenure with the award-winning African American string band the Carolina Chocolate Drops. But since moving to New Orleans to focus on her solo career, the cellist and multi-instrumentalist has been exploring the Francophone culture of southwest Louisiana. She has added this area of expertise to her knowledge of classical music as well as Haitian and other musical traditions from the African diaspora.

Dege Legg is a guitarist and vocalist from Lafayette with a long and varied career. He has released nine albums and two books (The Battle Hymn of the Hillbilly Zatan Boys and Into the Great Unknown). Brother Dege’s music has been featured in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained as well as on the Discovery Channel and the National Geographic Channel.

The first annual New Year’s Eve Boudin Ball will feature traditional coonass culinary delights.

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