Blair Kilpatrick's Accordion Dreams: A Journey into Cajun and Creole Music PDF

By Blair Kilpatrick

By age thirty-nine, Blair Kilpatrick had settled into existence as a practising psychologist, spouse, and mom. Then an opportunity come upon in New Orleans became her global the wrong way up. She again domestic to Chicago with not likely new passions for Cajun song and its defining tool, the accordion. Captivated through ordinary desires of enjoying the Cajun accordion, she got down to grasp it. but she used to be now not a musician, was once too self-conscious to bounce, and did not even sing within the bathe.

Kilpatrick's obsession took her from Chicago's Cajun dance scene to a folks track camp in West Virginia, backward and forward to south Louisiana, or even to a Cajun competition in France. An unforeseen kinfolk circulate introduced her to the San Francisco Bay quarter, domestic to the biggest Cajun-zydeco song scene open air the Gulf Coast. There she turned a protégé of popular accordionist Danny Poullard, a Louisiana-born Creole and the guiding spirit of the neighborhood Louisiana French tune neighborhood.

Engaging, uplifting, and illuminating a distinct patch of the yankee cultural panorama, Accordion Dreams is Kilpatrick's account of the opportunity of ardour, risk-taking, and change--at any age.

Blair Kilpatrick has an self sustaining perform in psychotherapy within the San Francisco Bay quarter. She additionally plays and documents with Sauce Piquante, a standard Cajun-Creole band she based within the overdue Nineteen Nineties. examine extra at

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