Elvin Bishop with All Star Line-Up This Week-End @ Isleton Cajun & Blues Festival
Written By EGN on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 | 21:47
June 11, 2013 | By Steve Masone |
The 2013 Cajun & Blues
Festival set for this Father's Day weekend, Saturday and Sunday, June 15-16 on
Main Street in the Delta hamlet of Isleton.
National headliners like blues
legend/Grammy winner Elvin Bishop and two impressive Cajun bands flying in
direct from Louisiana, The Lost Bayou Ramblers and The Magnolia Sisters (with
Grammy winner Ann Savoy) will top the line-up.
Festival headliner Elvin Bishop
Also on the bill are Bay Area
Louisiana music favorites, Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic, The Creole Belles
with Andrew Carriere, and the 2012 Blues Music Award winner, Terry Hanck and
his sizzling blues/soul band. Portland, Oregon's blues diva, Karen Lovely is a
barn burner. Oakland's rising blues stars, Howell Devine (Arhoolie Records
recording artists) will play both days. The country blues trio represented
the Bay Area at the 2013 International Blues Challenge in Memphis and were
finalists among over 400 contestants.
Sacramento favorites The Kyle
Rowland Band, Catfish & The Crawdaddies and The Sacramento Blues Revue are
also on the bill, along with Modesto's Blues Box Bayou Band. Rio Vista's own
Derek Abel and his blues band will also bring the blues party to his hometown. Davis'
Gabe Lewin completes the stellar line up. Full band links, bios and set times
are at www.isletoncajunfestival.net.
Presented by the Isleton
Chamber of Commerce led by new president Lynette Brister, former Chamber
president Jean Yokotobi and talent producer Mindy Giles (Sacramento's Swell
Productions) the two-day family-friendly festival is promoting the strongest
music line-up yet.
Over 20,000 pounds of fresh
Delta crawdads cooked by Isleton's master c-dadster, Kenny Silva, and festival
food from vendors will feed the thousands of attendees. The traditional crawdad
eating contest and best costume contest will be held Saturday afternoon.
The Jim Ott Brass Band, a 30
piece brass band, will welcome fest goers on Saturday near the large free
parking area on the north side of Main Street.