Dennis Stroughmatt et L’esprit Creole

Date: Oct 13, 2017

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Polson High School Auditorium

Concert Details: In the Heart of North America there is a story that remains to be told, the story of the French Creoles who founded the Illinois country over three hundred years ago, along the Wabash and Mississippi River corridors. Today they remain with their songs, stories and language, and one music group continues to carry the torch of this enduring culture...Dennis Stroughmatt et L’esprit Creole.

Fingers and bow flying, Dennis Stroughmatt takes listeners on a musical odyssey not so different fro his own musical journeys into Upper Louisiana Creole culture. Taught to play fiddle by local Creole fiddlers living along the Mississippi River near St. Louis, Dennis is now the authority on this regional pocket of American antiquity.

A vibrant blend of Celtic, Canadian and Old Time sounds, this unique music bridges gaps between contemporary Canadian and Louisiana Cajun styles. Preserved by families in the Ozark foothills, the music remains largely intact and true to the traditions that have been passed down over three centuries.