$10 cover, $10 minimum
double bill with James Shipp & Nadje Noordhuis (they play at 9:45pm)
@ Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia St, NYC btw Bleecker & West 4th St
Reservations recommended

Three New York musicians explore the luminous landscape of French musettes (“swing-waltzes”), augmenting these fleet, lush, romantic melodies with improvisations and their own musette-inspired originals. Music by Gus Viseur, Baro Ferret, Tony Murena, Jo Privat, and your hosts.

“… richly melodic, intensely emotional music, requiring not only great chops but also an intense emotional sensibility to play it as it was meant to be done. The trio onstage tonight alternated between two types of musette: bouncy, upbeat dance numbers and wrenchingly beautiful laments in waltz time…There should have been a line around the block for this one, it was that spectacular.” — Lucid Culture blog

Musette Explosion’s members are most often heard playing with Regina Carter, Catherine Russell, Dave Douglas, Steven Bernstein, Mark O’Connor and many others. As a group, they’ve backed up Loudon Wainwright III in the studio and are working on their own full-length CD.