Roots Music Stomp – Music of French America

TICKET NOTE: This event is in the post credits event and gallery space at the UNITED. This is a general admission event with limited, first-come first-serve seating.

Join us for the January edition of Roots Music Stomp – a monthly series of performances hosted by Craig Edwards, who has been called “A walking encyclopedia of American Roots Music.” This month will feature the Music of French America with guests Alan Bradbury and Michelle Kaminsky. Cajun and French Canadian music feature this month, with support from Westerly’s own Marc Bernier. Mardi Gras is imminent- laissez les bons temps roulez!


Artist BIOS:

Michelle Kaminsky and Alan Bradbury have played fiddle and accordion respectively in their Cajun band “Magnolia” since 1991. They honed their craft during yearly visits to Louisiana, and at the Cajun/Creole Music program at Davis and Elkins College, where they both have been on staff. Alan has been a fixture of the New England Roots music scene for four decades. Michelle has been playing for dancers since high school, and was part of the vibrant Chicago “Old Time” music scene as a fiddler and dancer in the “Heartland Cloggers”. She teaches at festivals, music camps, and at her home in Rhode Island.


Marc Bernier is a quintessential New England folk musician who draws on his Quebecois family roots, lifetime involvement with fife and drum corps, decades-long experience performing Cajun and zydeco music, tenure as a sailor, shipboard cook, and chanteyman, performer of Irish music, and a prodigious memory that holds hundreds of songs and tunes.