Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic – Tickets – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC – March 7th, 2014

Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic

Dancing by the Bayou Presents

Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic

Admission includes free zydeco dance lesson during the band break

Fri, March 7, 2014

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$15 inadvance $20 Day of the show

This event is 21 and over

Zydeco; Admission includes free zydeco dance lesson during the band break taught by Dancing By the Bayou's Sharon Schiliro and Michael Hart, no partner required. Online sales stop at 5pm day of show then tix avail at door unless posted as sold out.

Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic
Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic
Andre's story begins July 9, 1979, when he was born in Richmond, California. Both of his parents hail from Louisiana, and Andre's childhood was deeply influenced by his maternal grandparents, the late Houston Pete Pitre (Pa-Pa as they called him) from Basile, Louisiana and his loving grandmother, Mama Lena Pitre. Andre grew up experiencing the French Creole (La-La) dances his grandparents held at their church. As a youngster, Andre was captivated by Zydeco great, Clifton Chenier who he met during a visit to the Pitre home -- and when he was given his first accordion, he began teaching himself to play by listening to his music.

Now in his thirties, he effortlessly moves across all types of Zydeco to deliver an energetic two-step, traditional Creole waltz, hard-driving blues or a blend that is his own sound. Although Andre's instrument of choice is the accordion he also displays talent on bass guitar, rhythm guitar and drums. Thanks to his parents and grandparents he sings traditional songs in original Creole French and his voice has matured into rich and soulful tones. He is a gifted composer and song-writer. As quoted from an article published in Eh Toi magazine 2002, "There is no accordion player in Zydeco that uses his left hand as well as Andre Thierry." He was also recently nominated for a Grammy!

He and his band, Zydeco Magic, lay down both soulful, traditional slow-dances and bottom-end-booming kinetic groovers. The San Francisco Bay Area, which is home to some of the best blues musicians in the world, showed its appreciation by presenting Andre Thierry and Zydeco Magic with the West Coast Blues Hall of Fame award for "Best Zydeco Group" in 2008. Andre continually raises the bar for Zydeco musicians worldwide.

Andre has released multiple albums, all of which have received great reviews from his growing listening audience as well as from fellow musicians in rock, blues, hip hop and Zydeco genres. Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic will capture your attention and serve up an unparalleled musical experience that captivates your soul. If you like to dance, Andre will have you moving your feet all night long. See you on the dance floor!
Admission includes free zydeco dance lesson during the band break
Dance Lesson description: Dancing by the Bayou presenters, Sharon Schiliro and Michael Hart, will offer a free beginner Zydeco dance lesson during the band break. You can look forward to learning the basic eight count pattern in the closed position with a partner, the contemporary open position and a traditional waltz step.

Fast tempo and dominated by the button or piano accordion and a form of a washboard known as a "rub-board," "scrub-board," "wash-board," or frottoir, Zydeco music was originally created at house dances, where families and friends gathered for socializing.

As a result, the music integrated waltz, shuffles, two-steps, blues, rock and roll, and other dance music forms of the era. Today, zydeco integrates genres such as R&B, soul, brass band, reggae, hip hop, ska, rock, Afro-Caribbean and other styles, in addition to the traditional forms.
Venue Information:
Gypsy Sally's
3401 K Street NW
Washington, DC, 20007