Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic, Mississippi Mike Wolf

Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic

Andre's story begins July 9, 1979, when he was born in Richmond, California. Both of his parents hail from Louisiana, and Andre's childhood was deeply influenced by his maternal grandparents, the late Houston Pete Pitre (Pa-Pa as they called him) from Basile, Louisiana and his loving grandmother, Mama Lena Pitre. Andre grew up experiencing the French Creole (La-La) dances his grandparents held at their church. As a youngster, Andre was captivated by Zydeco great, Clifton Chenier who he met during a visit to the Pitre home -- and when he was given his first accordion, he began teaching himself to play by listening to his music.

Now in his thirties, he effortlessly moves across all types of Zydeco to deliver an energetic two-step, traditional Creole waltz, hard-driving blues or a blend that is his own sound. Although Andre's instrument of choice is the accordion he also displays talent on bass guitar, rhythm guitar and drums. Thanks to his parents and grandparents he sings traditional songs in original Creole French and his voice has matured into rich and soulful tones. He is a gifted composer and song-writer. As quoted from an article published in Eh Toi magazine 2002, "There is no accordion player in Zydeco that uses his left hand as well as Andre Thierry." He was also recently nominated for a Grammy!

He and his band, Zydeco Magic, lay down both soulful, traditional slow-dances and bottom-end-booming kinetic groovers. The San Francisco Bay Area, which is home to some of the best blues musicians in the world, showed its appreciation by presenting Andre Thierry and Zydeco Magic with the West Coast Blues Hall of Fame award for "Best Zydeco Group" in 2008. Andre continually raises the bar for Zydeco musicians worldwide.

Andre has released multiple albums, all of which have received great reviews from his growing listening audience as well as from fellow musicians in rock, blues, hip hop and Zydeco genres. Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic will capture your attention and serve up an unparalleled musical experience that captivates your soul. If you like to dance, Andre will have you moving your feet all night long. See you on the dance floor!

Mississippi Mike Wolf

Misisipi Mike Wolf is a singer/songwriter currently based in San Francisco (originally from the Mississippi Gulf Coast) whose style has drawn critical comparisons to classic country/folk writers like John Prine and Kris Kristofferson along with pop songwriters like Ray Davies and Jonathon Richman. His songs have been featured on hit TV shows like "True Blood" (HBO), "Justified" (FX) and "Big Love" (Showtime), network TV in the US and Canada, NPR, and independent radio around the world. He has toured in the US, Canada and Europe many times and performs up to 150 live shows in a calendar year. Misisipi Mike Wolf was voted "Best Singer/Songwriter' of 2011 on the San Francisco Bay Guardian readers poll and has been listed on the Best of KALX list for the past two years. His latest release "Margaret, I Miss You" (featuring his band The Midnight Gamblers) will be released for sale in mid-December. Just announced: look for Misisipi Mike Wolf on tour and on record with his new duo The Country Mourns featuring Jody Richardson starting in September 2012!

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Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic, Mississippi Mike Wolf with John Diaz

Friday, September 13 · 6:00 PM at Brick & Mortar Music Hall