While a BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet concert is a thrilling musical experience thanks to the instrumental prowess of the players in the long-running band, it’s also an intriguing history lesson on American roots music. More specifically, the band delivers the music of Cajun and Creole cultures of Louisiana with songs incorporating zydeco, jazz, calypso, folk and blues elements, and it does so beautifully with Doucet at the helm, telling stories of Cajun music masters learned when he was awarded a Folk Arts Fellowship by the NEA before forming the band in 1975. The songs and stories together make for an entrancing night out, one always worth the time and money.
Thu, Oct. 5 at 7:30 pm • All-ages • $47 • Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox • 1001 W. Sprague • foxtheaterspokane.org • 624-1200
— Dan Nailen