T-Acadie (TEE-ah-kah-DEE) is a dance band and folk trio from Maine, part of the region including the Canadian maritime provinces known as Acadia ("T-Acadie" is Cajun slang for "a little Acadia"). This versatile group is equally at home playing for concerts, contradances, or Cajun dances. Band members are Pam Weeks on fiddle, mountain dulcimer, guitar, singing; Jim Joseph on button accordion, 5-string banjo, mandolin, fiddle, jaw harp, percussion, feet, singing; Bill Olson on guitar, bass, singing, calling. They play a variety of music including traditional French Canadian and New England dance tunes; Cajun waltzes, two steps, Cajun blues and Zydeco tunes; old time southern tunes and songs often sung a capella in 3 part harmony; original tunes written by band "tunesmith", Pam Weeks, which range from sizzling reels and jigs to mesmerizing aires and sweet waltzes. In a contradance setting, they will get everyone moving to the beat with Quebecois reels and old timey southern "hoedowns", but the evening will often be punctuated by Pam singing a Cajun waltz, or by a contradance done to a set of old time Cajun reels started off with just fiddle and ti' fer (triangle); and when these guys REALLY get going, with fiddle howling, guitar pulsing, accordion pumping, feet tapping.... LOOK OUT!!!


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