Andre Thierry- Accordion Soul Music
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Saturday, April 14, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm$15 - $18
Masterful on all accordion types, playing with a force few can match, Andre Thierry is a phenomenal talent who has been capturing the attention of music lovers all over the world. The award winning musician and his band effortlessly deliver energetic performances, blending his own electrifying sounds with stirring dance beats, exhibiting elite accordion style. Whether it’s your first time attending a show or a fan for longtime, it’s feel good music that captivates the audience every time!
Some of Andre’s most groundbreaking artistic works have resulted when awareness and experience from distant genres and unrelated forms collaborated through an evolution of French Creole, Zydeco and Accordion Soul. Undoubtedly, Andre’s style isn’t conventional, he and his accordions provide a signature sound by creating magnetic sonic landscapes. The rhythmic songs played drive an atmospheric blend, giving his band a powerful edge, naturally building a dedicated following through constant shows, touring and a string of recordings like “It’s About Time,” “A Whole Lotta Somthin” and “Are You Ready To Learn”.
Singing, song-writing and producing with a collective of artists, while their individual contributions are discernible, Thierry creates the transformative effects, leaving his musical imprints on records like “Live! At the Woodshop”, “Creole United, Non Jamais Fait” and “Creole United, Tu Kekchause A’ Korrek”.
In “Bouncin With The Blues” Thierry performs songs written or popularized by music legends that have inspired the acclaimed accordionist, featuring songs from Howlin Wolf, Muddy Waters, Albert King and Clifton Chenier. Unforgettable performances with musicians Sammy Hagar (gritty hard Rocker) and David Hildago (influential Latin singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist) showcased fabulous fusion with Andre in his musical zone, pumpin genre bending sounds, breaking all accordion stereotypes.
The accordion defies all national and continental borders. Andre Thierry was the first American artist to perform in the Akkordeonale, International Festival (Program 2016). Representing the USA — Impelling Blues with Creole Roots, the accordion virtuoso celebrated with audiences touring Germany, delivering awe inspiring performances, coming together with musicians in a vivid interchange. Different as the cultural backgrounds were, so were the musical approaches and styles. The only real common language was music, creating a thrilling coexistence on stage.