De Temps Antan
Wednesday, August 15, 2012, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)high-energy roots music from Quebec $20.50 advance / $22.50 at doorPurchase tickets online
August 15 8:00 pm

De Temps AntanPlaying fiddle, accordion, harmonica, guitar, bouzouki, and several other instruments, including their feet, these three virtuosos from Quebec bring boundless energy and unmistakable joie de vivre to the traditional music of their native land. Since 2003, Éric Beaudry, André Brunet, and Pierre-Luc Dupuis have been performing time-honored melodies from the stomping grounds of Quebec’s musical past. De Temps Antan—which roughly translates as From Bygone Times—is a band made for wild applause. Their music digs deep into its French, Irish, and Scottish roots with a sound that’s fresh, contemporary, and full of life.

Pierre concentrates on accordion and harmonica, Andre on fiddle, and Eric on guitar and feet, using his boots as percussion instruments, banging and tapping them on the floor. The band has won raves, including this review from the Wheatland Music Festival: “The fact that they were completely unknown to most festival-goers made it all the more special. When they took to the main stage late on Saturday night, no one expected this unassuming trio to get the entire crowd on their feet by the end of the first tune. Their confidence and stage presence was captivating and easily won the hearts of the crowd. With powerful vocals, driving rhythms, and good humor, this group will do great things to advance the awareness of Quebecois music far beyond their own borders.”

You’re likely to find yourself stomping your own feet and wanting to whoop along with the heartfelt music of these talented young troubadours as they tap into the timeless soul of Quebec.

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