Music and Place: A Lovely Meeting

Music and Place: A Lovely Meeting

July 11, 2013  |  Events, Local Interest

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It has been almost two weeks since Les Amis Zydeco played at Tara Firma Farms, and I’m still thinking about it. It was a match made for a beautiful summer evening. Maybe this is what it feels like to be at a house party in southern Louisiana, where this music began.

Tara Firma Farms in Petaluma is a beautiful property, well worth a visit. I had a little time to explore, and shared a moment with a barn owl who I swear posed for me. I can’t resist sharing that photograph with you. Guests were treated to a delicious dinner complete with fresh peaches for dessert. Sitting on hay bales as the sun lowered in the sky . . . it was pretty much perfect.

But, as always when I hear Les Amis Zydeco, the music was my favorite part. Zydeco music is played for dancing, and I love the relationship between the musicians and the dancers. There is an undeniable give-and-take. The dancers enjoy themselves, so the musicians have fun, so the music gets even better, so the dancers enjoy themselves more. It is such fun to experience. And as the sky darkened and the twinkle lights grew brighter, it became magical. What a lovely night!

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You can learn about Les Amis Zydeco’s upcoming gigs here. Maybe I’ll see you on August 17th at the Cotati Accordian Festival.


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