Voodoo Carnival 2017 – Lagniappe
Always with one eye looking back toward Louisiana, Lagniappe brings diverse performances and Mardi Gras fun from the variety of talents and interests of all the musicians in the band.
In 1990 James “Chico” Converse, a fiddle-playing and fluent-in-French Cajun vocalist, started a group with several other musicians in the Cincinnati area who shared a strong interest in Louisiana Cajun music as performed with traditional instrumentation of accordion, fiddle, guitar, and percussion. A year later, at Chico’s invitation Chris Carmichael joined the group on guitar.
Soon after, Yvan Verbesselt joined on percussion, and then over several years a new accordionist and two bass players including Chuck Wiggins and Chris Cusentino added their talents to the ensemble. In the last few years Lagniappe has been rewarded with the exceptional musicianship of Dick Franz on accordion, John Mooter playing keyboard, cornet, trombone, slide trumpet and tuba and Jessie Berne on electric bass, fiddle, and clarinet.
When? 8PM+ Saturday, February 18th, 2017
Where? Southgate House Revival, 111 East 6th Street, Newport, KY 41071
How Much? $20/person at the door ($15 for advance tickets)
Who’s Going? https://www.facebook.com/events/1692279840987890/