Asheville Second Line 7-8
Fun costumes, musical energy and street charisma have made Asheville Second Line a favorite at local festivals, including the annual Mardis Gras Parade. The band is made up of musicians with day jobs dedicated to bringing heritage sounds to the streets of Asheville.
Bayou Diesel 8-Close
Bayou Diesel has been traveling the obscure gig-highways of Western North Carolina since 2005. The band has always focused on performing the powerful Cajun, Zydeco and Mardi Gras style dance music of Louisiana. Featuring the accordion, rubboard, rhythm section and occasional French lyrics, Bayou Diesel has cooked up some tasty jam-balaya. In 2008, the Asheville Zydeco Dance Krewe challenged the band to play some authentic sounding Zydeco grooves for their monthly dances. A list of favorite tunes was provided and suddenly, those 10-forward-gears lurched into overdrive. With the addition of the 1 and 3-row button-accordions and a dedicated 5 man roster, the band has stirred the roux on the Rue de Zydeco. Bayou Diesel’s mission is to embody the Zydeco “joi de vivre” of high-energy community-friendly dance music that all-ages can enjoy anywhere. In the spirit of Mardi-Gras, the Purple, Gold and ‘Green’ powered Bayou Diesel easily navigates the good-time mountain-bayou experience. Let the Good Times Roll!