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Author Kilpatrick, Blair.

Title Accordion dreams : a journey into Cajun and Creole music / Blair Kilpatrick
Published Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 250 pages) : illustrations
Contents Beginnings. Swamp tour -- Accordion dreams -- Charivari -- Allons à Lafayette -- Les femmes d'enfer -- Awakening at Augusta -- After Augusta -- Return to Acadiana -- Finding my voice -- Going deeper -- Our town, good night -- Danse de Poullard. First jam at Danny's -- Musical chairs -- Sauce Piquante -- In the blood -- Return to Augusta -- Singing higher -- Orphan's waltz -- Mon coeur fait plus mal -- The last session -- Another Wednesday night -- Coda : higher ground
Summary By age thirty-nine, Blair Kilpatrick had settled into life as a practicing psychologist, wife, and mother. Then a chance encounter in New Orleans turned her world upside down. She returned home to Chicago with unlikely new passions for Cajun music and its defining instrument, the accordion. Captivated by recurring dreams of playing the Cajun accordion, she set out to master it. Yet she was not a musician, was too self-conscious to dance, and didn't even sing in the shower. Kilpatrick's obsession took her from Chicago's Cajun dance scene to a folk music camp in West Virginia, back and forth to
Bibliography "Suggestions for listening": pages 247-250
Notes Print version record
Subject Kilpatrick, Blair.
Accordionists -- United States -- Biography.
Musicians, Cajun.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1604733381 (electronic bk.)
9781604733389 (electronic bk.)
(cloth : alk. paper)
(cloth : alk. paper)