By Blair Kilpatrick
By age thirty-nine, Blair Kilpatrick had settled into lifestyles as a working towards psychologist, spouse, and mom. Then an opportunity come across in New Orleans grew to become her global the other way up. She lower back domestic to Chicago with not likely new passions for Cajun tune and its defining software, the accordion. Captivated through routine desires of taking part in the Cajun accordion, she got down to grasp it. but she was once no longer a musician, used to be too self-conscious to bop, and did not even sing within the bathe.
Kilpatrick's obsession took her from Chicago's Cajun dance scene to a folks tune camp in West Virginia, backward and forward to south Louisiana, or even to a Cajun competition in France. An unforeseen family members movement introduced her to the San Francisco Bay zone, domestic to the most important Cajun-zydeco track scene outdoor the Gulf Coast. There she grew to become a protégé of well known accordionist Danny Poullard, a Louisiana-born Creole and the guiding spirit of the neighborhood Louisiana French track neighborhood.
Engaging, uplifting, and illuminating a distinct patch of the yank cultural panorama, Accordion Dreams is Kilpatrick's account of the potential of ardour, risk-taking, and change--at any age.
Blair Kilpatrick has an self reliant perform in psychotherapy within the San Francisco Bay quarter. She additionally plays and documents with Sauce Piquante, a standard Cajun-Creole band she based within the overdue Nineties. examine extra at www.blairkilpatrick.com
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Accordion Dreams: A Journey into Cajun and Creole Music by Blair Kilpatrick