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The New Iberians Bring Their Cayenne Sounds to the Quimper Grange April 23rd

By kenbarnettpt - Posted on 04 January 2011

Quimper Grange #720
1219 Corona Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

From the band's web site:

The New Iberians are a family friendly festival and club favorite from the Pacific Northwest, guaranteed to get the crowd up and dancin'! The band's name comes from the Gulf Coast berg New Iberia, Louisiana, the capitol of Cajun, and center of Hot Pepper Sauce production. Our music is fun, upbeat, and includes original tunes as well as traditional Zydeco, Blues, and good old Rock'n'Roll. Requests are always welcome, and with over 120 years of combined performing experience, we're hard to stump!


OUR INFLUENCES include Clifton Chenier, Muddy Waters, Beau Jacques, Buckwheat Zydeco, Buck Owens, Little Walter, the Wailers (the NW ur-Punk band, not the Reggae guys),the Meters, Fats Domino, the Holy Modal Rounders, Steve Goodman, Iggie Pop.


  • Evan Shlaes, Accordion, Keys, Vocals
  • Stevie Davis, guitar, vocals
  • Claes Almroth, Harmonica, Vocals
  • Fred Ingram, Drums
  • Paul Bassett, Percussion
  • J. Michael Kearsey, Bass
  • Francisco Marmolejo, Tenor sax, flute

Band formed circa 1998, (this lineup current since 2007), Bandleader Evan Shlaes born Chicago, 1955, blues session player and former World Series of Polka finalist; Rubboard player Paul Bassette is a true Cajun,and a founding member of Fly-by-Nite Jass Band (60's folk rock pioneers); Bass player J. Michael Kearsey hails from the Berkshires, is a Portland Music Hall of Fame inductee (2004) and a Brother of the Baladi; Harmonica Wizard Claes Almroth born 1955 in Linkøping, Sweden and is a noted American music scholar; Drummer Fred Ingram is a native webfoot, born 1954 in Portland, is a graphic designer and commercial artist whose credits include Rita Mae Brown, Nike, Pepsi and the most recent New Iberians CD.

There will be free (with admission) dance lesson from 7:00pm to 7:30pm.

Pot luck food/snacks.  A juice table will be set up with free filtered water.

Call 385-1667 or 385-5705 for more info.

Admission $12.

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