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Michael Doucet in 2002

High res photos of BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet posted on Flickr.
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The photos on this page were taken at a performance of Michael Doucet and BeauSoleil at Downtown Alive! in Lafayette September 20, 2002, held in conjunction with Festivals Acadiens. There are also two photos of Doucet at  a jam session at the festival honoring the late Felix Richard. Other participants included Zachary Richard, Kenneth Richard, and Horace Trahan.

Fiddlers 4, a 2002 CD featuring Doucet, Bruce Molsky, Darol Anger, and Rushad Eggleston, was nominated for a Grammy in the traditional folk category.  Described by Dirty Linen magazine as "the ultimate American fiddle jam," the CD includes versions of several BeauSoleil Cajun numbers: "La Betaille," "Chez Seychelles," "Danse Caribe," and "Mazurka / Acadian Two-Step."

In addition, Doucet played on Evangeline Made, another CD nominated for a Grammy in the traditional folk category. Doucet was part of an all-star Cajun band that Ann Savoy, the CD's producer, assembled to perform with various non-Cajun artists who offered their versions of Cajun songs as a tribute to the Cajun musical tradition.

Michael Doucet and BeauSoleil won a Grammy in 1997, the only Cajun band ever to receive that award.

Click here to return to the first page on Michael Doucet and BeauSoleil.

Click here for more information from Doucet's booking agent.

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Shown above is Jimmy Breaux, grandson of the famous Cajun musician Amédé Breaux and the great-nephew of Cleoma Breaux Falcon. At the bottom of the left column is a shot taken at Downtown Alive! of David Breaux, Michael Doucet's brother. During Festivals Acadiens, he was featured in the Heritage Pavilion "sans BeauSoleil." He is a remarkable musician, talented both as a guitarist and as a vocalist who knows how to sing Cajun songs well.

The photo at the bottom of the page shows BeauSoleil at Downtown Alive!

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Posted 1-8-03

All photographs and text by David Simpson.

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