Cover: $18.00/$16.00 members
David Greely takes the swampy syncopations of Cajun music and its renaissance French dialect to new level of artistry. In solo acoustic performance, he sounds like two fiddles, with both melody and rhythm layered in accompaniment to his singing. His concerts embrace all the aspects of his heritage that a fiddle and voice can reach- ancient ballads, cane field blues, yearning waltzes and fiery two steps. He melds his ancestral legacy with his own adroit compositions and uses it all to tell the story of how these people and their music came to be.
Born in Baton Rouge of Cajun and Irish ancestry, David learned Cajun music on dance hall stages throughout South Louisiana, in the archives of Cajun and Creole music at the University of Louisiana, and from his apprenticeship to Cajun fiddle master and National Heritage Fellow Dewey Balfa. As a founding member of Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, David toured folk festivals worldwide for 23 years and was nominated for four Grammy Awards. He has received the Louisiana Artist Fellowship Award for Folklife Performance.