The Bluegrass Rambler…A New Interactive Music Experience for the Lake Area
A new experience and new form of concert is coming to us this Friday at Central School. The Bluegrass Rambler is an interactive music experience as well as a new form of musical storytelling.
For those of you who are not aware, the Arts & Humanities Council is holding its annual Gallery Promenade this Friday from 5 to 9 pm and, in addition to tons for great art, you can also participate in a Bluegrass concert that tells the story of folk legend John Henry, but in a new way…
John Henry, as we’re sure you recall, was the giant strong man who went head-to-head with a steam hammer in a contest to break through a wall of rock while digging a train tunnel through a mountain. And, while that single episode both ended his life and made him immortal in the countless songs and stories that have been written about him, it was not the whole story…or at least not according to the man who put the show together.
The Bluegrass Rambler is the brainchild and creation of Masson LeMieux, a 4th year student in McNeese State University’s music program. He decided that he wanted to create a new experience for the audience and did so by taking a collection of songs that could be arranged to tell the story of John Henry’s life before that fateful day.
The concert will take traditional bluegrass music, interspersed with narration, by LeMieux, to tell the story, but it doesn’t stop there. While preparing the music, he thought it would be interesting to let the audience share in the creation of the story. So, during this concert, each audience member will have lyrics printed and will be able to participate in the concert….don’t worry…there won’t be any solos required.
During the show, LeMieux will be accompanied by The Easy Bayou Experience, a group of Cajun and Bluegrass musicians who play instruments ranging from upright bass to mandolin and fiddle.
This show will be something new for the Lake Area and is an opportunity to experience some music that we might not see every day, so why not come out and enjoy some of the fantastic art work on the Gallery Promenade and then stop in and enjoy the show at Central School.
The show starts at 7:00pm. $10 Adults/$5 Students. Tickets are available online at eventbrite.com or by contacting 337-540-5654.
Tickets – http://bluegrassrambler.eventbrite.com/