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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]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xii, 250 pages) : illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Series Books at JSTOR All Purchased.
Bibliography "Suggestions for listening": pages 247-250.
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.
Other author JSTOR, issuing body.
Subject Kilpatrick, Blair.
Accordionists -- United States -- Biography.
Musicians, Cajun.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781604733389 (electronic bk.)
1604733381 (electronic bk.)
9781604731019 cloth alkaline paper
160473101X cloth alkaline paper