BRATTLEBORO -- On Saturday from 8 to 11 p.m., the Lil Orphans Creole Connection will bring the sounds of south Louisiana and the greater Caribbean basin to The Metropolis Wine Bar & Cocktail Lounge, 55 Elliot St.
Lil Orphans have been presenting their blend of Cajun and Creole music in New Hampshire and Vermont for more than 10 years, incorporating New Orleans R&B, blues, zydeco, jazz, as well as a variety of Caribbean Creole music from Haiti, Guadeloupe, Martinique, St. Lucia and Trinidad. For this event, the Lil Orphans Creole Connection will feature New Orleans native Pete Simoneaux on fiddle and vocals, Linda Simoneaux on fiddle, accordian and vocals, Dan Kasnitz on electric bass, Walter Slowinski on clarinet and Lisa Newell on percussion.
Pete Simoneaux says, "This is going to be the debut performance of this particular group, and a new variation of our existing bands, with an acoustic focus that we hope will work really well in an intimate space like the Metropolis. We’ll be featuring Walter Slowinski of Butterfly Swing on clarinet, and Lisa Newell of Gaia Roots on percussion. We’ll be playing some of the most archaic parts of our traditional Cajun repertoire, including some twin fiddle tunes that rarely get played much anymore. And we’re going to mix this up with a lot of stuff from what I like to call our ‘pan-creole’ repertoire, which includes a lot of original Caribbean Creole things, derived
There is no cover for music at Metropolis.