The final show in the Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Free Summer Concert Series, featuring Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience with special guest Crawdad Joe!
Schedule for the evening will be as follows:
6:00 pm: gates open
7:00 pm: Crawdad Joe
9:00 pm: Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience
Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience: For 40 years, two- time GRAMMY award winning artist Terrance Simien and 8th generation Louisiana Creole, has been shattering the myths about what his indigenous Zydeco roots music is – and is not. Leading his Zydeco Experience bandmates – long time members Danny Williams, keyboards and Stan Chambers, bass with Lance Ellis, sax; Ian Molinaro – Thompson, drums, and our newest member, Revon Andrews on trombone.
Simien has become one of the most respected and accomplished artists in American roots music today. He and his band mates have performed over 9000 concerts, toured millions of miles to over 45 countries during their eventful career — including several performances for the AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival, most recently in 2011.
Crawdad Joe: The band’s founder, Joseph Dedon, grew up in southern Louisiana where he was heavily influenced by southern rock, blues, southern gospel, hard rock, metal, jazz, and country music. You can hear the mix in his performances where he plays a wide range of covers and originals for fans in his new home of central Pennsylvania and abroad.