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The Catins in 2007
The Catins are shown during
Archive Aid 4 at the Blue Moon Saloon in Lafayette, May 26,
2007. They were one of four bands performing at a benefit for
the Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore at the University of
Louisiana at Lafayette. The photos are another attempt at mostly
available light shots. In the first seven shots, Kristi Guillory
and the band are shown performing "Un autre soir ennuyant," a
somewhat bluesy waltz that turned into an all-out, full-throttle
blues, including a grainy shot (first thumbnail in second row)
of Kristi and Christine Balfa Powell really getting down, both
literally and figuratively. Christine is also shown singing "Les
mémoires dans mon coeur." Also shown are Anya Burgess on fiddle,
Yvette Landry on bass, and, in back, Jude Veillon on drums.
The Catins are shown below at the
Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival May 5, 2007. Christine Balfa
Powell was headed to Chicago with Balfa Toujours that day. The
guest Catin on guitar is Maegan Berard.
Click on the thumbnails below for
larger photos. The Catins are shown during Festivals Acadiens in
Lafayette October 15, 2006. In the top left photo taken during
their performance on the main stage, are, from left, Anya
Burgess, Kristi Guillory, Christine Balfa Powell, and Yvette
Landry. Christine is shown in the far right photo when the
Catins joined Sheryl Cormier on the Heritage Stage, which
included a large photo visible behind her of Christine's father,
the late Dewey Balfa (one of her late uncles, Will Bolfa, is
also in the photo). Jude Veillon, the Catins' drummer, is shown
in the third row. Kristi Guillory is shown in the adjacent photo
during an accordion workshop sponsored by Louisiana Folk Roots.
The bottom photo shows the Catins with Sheryl Cormier.
The first Blackpot
Festival and Cookoff held at Acadian Village in
Lafayette November 10 and 11, 2006, featured not only
Cajun music but other roots music. Bonsoir, Catin
performed late Saturday night. Click on thumbnails to
view larger photos.
Bonsoir, Catin closed out
the fall series of Downtown Alive! Friday evening
performances Nov. 17, 2006, in Lafayette with more than
two hours of hard-hitting Cajun music, including many
numbers from their first CD. In addition to the band
members, Richard Comeaux played steel guitar with the
group, and Courtney Granger, Christine's second cousin,
was another guest, offering his version of "Les veuves
de la coulée." Click on thumbnails for larger images.