February 07, 2015
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, Gary Graef on bass, and June Drucker on drums. They have years of experience in roots music, including both Cajun and Zydeco genres. Together, 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 is some free-wheelin’, not over rehearsed, rough-edged throw down with its tail tied tight in Lafayette; my kind of gumbo.” –Cafe Guide
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