Wimberley Concert Association Presents "Zydeco Blanco" and "O'Malarkey" in concert Thursday, January 13 at Chapel in The Hills.
These two unique groups promise to provide one of the most enjoyable concerts sponsored by the WCA.
Zydeco Blanco was originally a duo formed in 1997 when accordion player, Leif Oines, met rubboard player Harvey Trahan. Both musicians were newly relocated to the Blanco River valley near Blanco, Texas. Mr. Oines moved from Dallas-Ft. Worth where he had successully led the energetic band Zydeco Faux Pas. Harvey Trahan, a French Cajun from Lafayette, Louisiana, moved to Blanco from Houston where he played harmonica in several blues bands.
The new partners added a rhythm section sonsisting of Steve Lamphier on bass and Brandon Aly on drums. Guitarist Larry Woods and saxophonist Brad Houser completed the lineup. Zydeco Blanco's song list consists or original songs such as "Even Cowboys Like Zydeco" and "Emu Escape" as well as a strong mix of covers from favorite Zydeco artists such as Bois Sec Ardoin, Boozoo Chavis, John Delafose and Willis Prudhomme.
O'Malarkey was formed as a Celtic/Irish band in 2001 and performs regularly at venues throughout Central Texas. The band consists of guitarist/mandolinist Gene Milligan, fiddler Virginia Davis, a classical violinist who currently performs with the Mid-Texas Symphony. Marissa Harris sings and plays the bodran and other percussion instruments. Wimberley's own Bob Pennington plays the pennywhistle and several original percussion instruments. Brenda Freed plays bass and guitar and provides vocals. Terrie Cooper, vocalist and guitarist completes this outstanding ensemble.
Don't miss this exciting concert Thursday January 13 at Chapel in the Hills at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5.00. As always, children and students are admitted free of charge.
Blanco - Listen to the music!