ArtsLink Presents Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience
ArtsLink presents Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience at the Lincoln Theater on Tuesday, October 15 at 7:30 p.m. Grammy-winner Terrance Simien takes his audiences on a multicultural tour of the world inspired the many countries he’s visited on tour which have informed his musical language. He creates a hypnotic blend of New Orleans funk-reggae-flavored-world-blues-American zydeco roots music that beckons you to your feet and into the groove. Leading his Zydeco Experience band, Simien has become one of the most respected and accomplished artists in American roots music today. He and his band mates have performed over 7,000 concerts, and toured millions of miles to over 45 countries during their eventful career. ArtsLink’s administrative coordinator, Donna Earley, remarks, “Clara Glover and I saw this group perform at a presenters conference in Lancaster, PA, last year and they are phenomenal! We’re all in for a very fun evening.”
Terrance and his loyal and skilled band mates, together have shared studio and stage with Robert Palmer, Stevie Wonder, Los Lobos, Taj Mahal, Dr. John, the Meters, Alan Toussaint, Paul Simon and Dave Matthews Band to name a few. Their music has been featured in TV commercials and a dozen or more films, including the blockbuster “The Big Easy” which changed the game for Louisiana music in the late 80’s. His music has been heard on NPR syndicated radio shows like World Cafe, American Routes, E-town and House of Blues Radio Hour. Rolling Stone, Billboard, and other notable music industry publications, as well as major daily newspapers have praised his recordings. His extensive discography dates back to vinyl 45’s. Simien was born in 1965 (appropriately) into the hippie folk and soul music era that still intrigues him today.
Tickets for ArtsLink members are $10 for an individual and $20 for a family (2 adults and kids under 18); for non-members it is $15 for individuals and $25 for a family, student tickets are $5, and will be available at the door. Additionally, season tickets are available. For more ticket information, please call the office at 304-455-2278.
This ArtsLink event is sponsored by The Wetzel County Convention and Visitors Bureau. Funding for this program made possible with assistance from The City of New Martinsville Parks & Recreation Commission, West Virginia Northern Community College, WETZ/WYMJ Radio, EQT Foundation, Dominion Foundation, and Ohio Valley Online. This program is presented with financial assistance from the WV Department of Arts, Culture and History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the WV Commission on the Arts. This engagement of Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience is made possible through the Special Presenters Initiatives program of the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the West Virginia Division of Culture and History. ArtsLink is committed to providing universal accessibility wherever possible. Persons with special needs may contact us at 304-455-2278 to request assistance.