February 09, 2013
Krewe de la Rue is a Cajun band born out of our local fiddle and dance community. The Krewe traces its roots back to the fiddle and dance camp at Ashokan, where in the late 1980s, the great fiddler and “Cajun Ambassador” Dewey Balfa, along with his proteges Steve Riley, Tracy Schwarz and Peter Schwarz first brought Cajun music to the Hudson Valley.
The band is Roger Weiss on fiddle, Buffy Lewis on guitar, Laren Droll on accordion, Maggie McManus on tee-fer, Paul Maloney on bass, and June Drucker on drums. They have years of experience in roots music, including both Cajun and Zydeco genres. Together as a group for the first time, they create the special mix that is Krewe de la Rue. Even if you have never danced, you’ll want to once you hear this energized and engaging band.
This show had originally been scheduled for December 29th, but was rescheduled due to a winter storm.
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** Please note: due to the limited seating and intimate setting at the Cafe, we cannot accept reservations or provide advanced ticket sales.