Louisiana Crossroads

Louisiana Crossroads

AcA’s Louisiana Crossroads program is back for its 13th season. This year, the AcA will present seven outstanding Louisiana performers, while keeping ticket prices affordable. Consider a season subscription, many of these shows will sell out quickly. Great casual Cajun fare will add to the Acadian experience.
 
Each show will feature a special host on stage, guiding lively discussion between performers and audience members. Learn about the lives, careers and challenges of your favorite Louisiana musicians. Join us and be a part of Louisiana music history!

Remaining 2014 Season Schedule:

 
Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue
March 27 and 28  |  7:30 p.m.  |  AcA's Moncus Theater
Members: $27, $18, $13  |  Public: $30, $20, $15
Gal Holiday is a Country Swing band from New Orleans that incorporates original material with the best of country, rockabilly and western swing classics.  Beginning her career at the age of 3, Gal Holiday frontlines The Gal Holiday band, which features some of the best country pickers in the New Orleans area, where they play regularly at some of their favorite spots in the Crescent City. Click here for more information.
 
James Hunter Six & Special Guests
April 10 and 11  |  7:30 p.m.  |  AcA's Moncus Theater
Members: $27, $18, $13  |  Public: $30, $20, $15
With his last two albums, 2006’s Grammy-nominated People Gonna Talk and 2008’s The Hard Way, James Hunter delivered a classic yet perpetually modern brand of British rhythm and blues that captivated listeners across generations and earned him two Billboard Blues #1′s, tours with Aretha Franklin, Van Morrison, Etta James, and Willie Nelson, performances on Leno, Letterman, and Conan, and critical raves everywhere from the NY Times to USA Today. In the early Nineties, Van Morrison caught James’ act at a gig in Wales and hired him as a backup singer. About Hunter, Morrison said, “He’s one of the best voices and best kept secrets in British R&B and soul.” With his affectionate echoes of Sam Cooke and Jackie Wilson, the Los Angeles Times praised James Hunter’s “extraordinary soul voice”; Rolling Stone called him album “a treat not to miss.” Hunter’s latest album, The Hard Way earned even better accolades, with Rolling Stone calling it “unbelievably awesome” and the New York Times praising Hunter’s “tight, slithery groove” and “sweet growl.”  The album featured a guest appearance by avowed Hunter fan Allen Toussaint, and like its predecessor reached #1 on the Billboard Blues Chart.  Hunter toured extensively behind it, both as a headliner and supporting the likes of Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Willie Nelson, Van Morrison, Chris Isaac and Boz Scaggs. To create a true Louisiana Crossroads, this show will feature a group of Louisiana Allstars in guest performances throughout the evening. Click here for more information.
 
Los Lobos 40th Anniversary Tour with Roddie Romero and the Hub-City AllStars
May 21 and 22  |  7:30 p.m.  |  AcA's Moncus Theater
Members: $45, $36, $27  |  Public: $50, $40, $30
LOS LOBOS is a band that continually redefines itself and expands its scope with each passing year, while never losing sight of where they came from.  Los Lobos, Spanish for "The Wolves" is a multiple Grammy Award–winning American Chicano rock band from East Los Angeles, California. Their music is influenced by rock and roll, Tex-Mex, country, folk, R&B, blues, brown-eyed soul, and traditional Spanish and Mexican music such as cumbia, boleros and norteños. RODDIE ROMERO and the HUB-CITY ALLSTARS is a Grammy nominated Louisiana band who have been performing worldwide at the most prestigious festivals and venues for over 20 years. With fiery vocals and a mastery of both the accordion and slide guitar, you will find a deep seeded Louisiana roots sound. Click here for more information.