The Center for Louisiana Studies is excited to partner with Sickbay to host an intimate evening of solo performances on Thursday, May 18, 2017, featuring Acadiana-born musicians who have achieved success and accolades far beyond their South Louisiana roots. Seating is limited, so purchase your tickets soon.
Tickets are $25 for general admission seating in the recording studio and $75 for VIP seating in the control room, and are available exclusively through Eventbrite.com. Light refreshments provided by SCRATCH and MAGNOLIA MOON will be included with admission during the event, as will a digital copy of the recording sessions once completed.
Doors open at 6pm and music will begin at 6:45. Please note that due to the nature of the event, no admittance will be allowed during performances, so please arrive in a timely manner.
The thee artists showcased in this program of music push their instruments, their compositions and themselves far beyond the bounds of what could be considered traditional Louisiana music into exciting new forms, yet who also remain connected to those underlying roots of community building and storytelling through music and art.
Cecilia-born DICKIE LANDRY is a saxophonist, flutist, photographer and visual artist well-recognized for his artistic accomplishments as a soloist in his own right, as a founding member of the Philip Glass Ensemble, for his collaborations with Steve Reich, Laurie Anderson, Ornette Coleman, Bob Dylan, Robert Rauschenberg and many notable others, as well as locally with super group Lil' Band 'O Gold and infamous Lafayette rockers Frigg A-Go-Go.
Through the guitar compositions of NOVELLER, Lafayette-raised, Los Angeles-based Sarah Lipstate conjures into sound the unutterable, intrinsic beauty of both the mundane and magical moments of waking life, and the terror and bliss of the subconscious. Her work is inspired and at times otherworldly, yet somehow familiar, folding and unfolding organically. Over the past ten years, Lipstate has released eight albums and a trove of EPs. She has gone from being influenced by Glenn Branca and the guitarists of Sonic Youth to collaborating with them. She has extensively toured nationally and internationally on her own as well as in support of artists ranging from the Jesus Lizard to Saint Vincent to Iggy Pop.
Also from Lafayette, LOUIS MICHOT is richly steeped in traditional Cajun culture—from its language and history, both written and anecdotal, to living day-to-day in Prairie des Femmes, and into the music he has played since childhood with Frères Michot, Michot's Melody Makers, and the celebrated Lost Bayou Ramblers—yet not at all content to leave it solely in the past, constantly challenging expectations of what Cajun music can sound like through a vibrant synthesis of a broad range of traditional and modern modes and a commanding vision distinctly his own.
Each musician will perform a solo set, which will be recorded live among the general seating.
Established in 2014, Sickbay began as and remains a highly curated house venue in Downtown Lafayette, supporting and celebrating the alternative creative community of South Louisiana through regular house shows, pop-up markets, and a yearly mini-festival, and has further grown to organizing and promoting multiple events each month in various venues across the region--connecting local acts with those from Austin to Berlin, Los Angeles to NYC., St. Louis to D.C.--as well as recording and releasing new music by artists from Lafayette, Lake Charles, Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Though primarily the work of Ryan DeJean, Sickbay's overarching goal has always been community building and thus it represents an ever-expanding and diverse network of individuals who are committed to making Lafayette a place where we all feel at home.
The Center for Louisiana Studies at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is dedicated to researching, publicizing, promoting, and preserving Louisiana’s cultures and history. Since 1973, the Center has worked not only to preserve the state’s rich heritage, but also to make it accessible to scholars, students, and the general public. This event is a benefit for the Center's Archive of Cajun and Creole Folklore.
The Center for Louisiana Studies and Sickbay would like to thank the generosity of the Haynie Family Foundation for its support of these performances.