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Let the good times roll! BeauSoleil’s in town
Cajun band BeauSoleil, with fiddler Michael Doucet, plays the Showbox SoDo Wednesday, March 30.
Two-time Grammy winning Cajun band BeauSoleil, with master fiddler Michael Doucet, is back in town, riding the wave of its latest album, “From Bamako to Carencro,” an allusion to the band’s musical journey from West African roots to the suburbs of Lafayette, La. BeauSoleil has been sailing through scintillating two-steps and waltzes about life, love and loss on the bayous — sung in fetchingly nasal French and pumped along with button accordion — for 37 years now. Credited with sparking the revival of all things Cajun (including food, thank you very much), Beausoleil thrives by sending down deep roots but also being open to influences, from jazz to country. They let the good times roll at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Showbox SoDo, 1700 First Ave. S., Seattle; $21.50 (800-745-3000 or www.showboxonline.com).
Paul de Barros, Seattle Times music critic