Fingers and bow flying, Dennis Stroughmatt takes listeners on a musical odyssey into upper Louisiana Creole culture. Taught to play fiddle by local Creole fiddlers Roy Boyer and Charlie Pashia in the tradition of their fathers, Dennis gradually became an adopted son of the French Midwest Creoles living along the Mississippi River near St Louis. A vibrant blend of Celtic, Canadian and old time sounds, this music bridges the gap between contemporary Canadian and Louisiana Cajun styles. In the Ozark foothills, the music remains largely intact and true to the traditions that have been passed down for over three centuries. Dennis will make your soul jump, your head spin and your heart glad to know that it is still here. As they say in the hills, “On est toujours icitte" — we are still here!
Adults and teens.