Come to the 2013 mid-winter dance party!
Planet Zydeco Two sets - 6 PM and 8 PM
Featuring Cannon Labrie on accordion
This band joins together the best Zydeco musicians in New England. Hot dance music along with the Valley’s best dance floor means the Café is the place to be on a mid-winter day.
Roland Lapierre Band Two sets 7 and 9 PM
Original Twang and Roots Rock
Roland and band will perform in the Wheelhouse located in the Café basement. Roland has been heating up local venues for more than twenty years. His music encourages all dance styles.
Food and Drink: The Arts Block has a cash bar. Come early to dine at the many Greenfield restaurants within walking distance. Or bring your food to the Arts Block, starting at 5:00PM.
Roland Lapierre Band
PLANET ZYDECO is an exciting New England-based zydeco band that captures the essence of traditional rural-style accordion-driven dance music as it is played in clubs and dance halls in southwest Louisiana today. Bandmembers hail from the tri-state area of southern Vermont, western Massachusetts, and New Hampshire.
The Planet's funky syncopated sound includes Rose Sinclair on accordion,Peter Pettengill and Nick Keil on twin electric guitars and harmony vocals,Alan Bradbury on bass, Paul McTaggart on drums, and Suzanne Wozniak on rubboard. The rubboard, or frottoir, as it is known in Louisiana, is made of corrugated metal, worn like a vest and played with spoons or bottle openers, and is a rhythmic trademark of the zydeco sound.
The band plays a popular mix of up-tempo songs, as well as slower blues-inspired numbers and traditional waltzes for enthusiastic audiences throughout the Northeast.
THE ROLAND LAPIERRE BAND plays American root music, greasy swinging country blues, a little rockabilly and hearfelt duets