By Blair Kilpatrick
By age thirty-nine, Blair Kilpatrick had settled into existence as a practising psychologist, spouse, and mom. Then an opportunity come across in New Orleans became her global the wrong way up. She again domestic to Chicago with not likely new passions for Cajun tune and its defining tool, the accordion. Captivated by means of ordinary goals of taking part in the Cajun accordion, she got down to grasp it. but she was once no longer a musician, was once too self-conscious to bop, and did not even sing within the bathe.
Kilpatrick's obsession took her from Chicago's Cajun dance scene to a folks song camp in West Virginia, from side to side to south Louisiana, or even to a Cajun competition in France. An unforeseen kinfolk movement introduced her to the San Francisco Bay sector, domestic to the most important Cajun-zydeco song scene outdoors the Gulf Coast. There she turned a protégé of well known accordionist Danny Poullard, a Louisiana-born Creole and the guiding spirit of the neighborhood Louisiana French song group.
Engaging, uplifting, and illuminating a different patch of the yank cultural panorama, Accordion Dreams is Kilpatrick's account of the potential for ardour, risk-taking, and change--at any age.
Blair Kilpatrick has an self reliant perform in psychotherapy within the San Francisco Bay region. She additionally plays and documents with Sauce Piquante, a conventional Cajun-Creole band she based within the overdue Nineties. examine extra at www.blairkilpatrick.com
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