Let Carole Bausell and French Coast Café, with guest artist accordionist Justin Paschalides, transport you to a bit of Paris for an afternoon with their performance on Saturday, July 30 at noon at the Fairfax Funky Flea, Fairfax City’s own version of the Paris Flea Market. We will be set up at the Fairfax City Hall parking lot, 10455 Armstrong Street, Fairfax, VA (behind the City Hall building). With Carole Bausell on vocals and Larry Golfer on bass, come hear traditional and contemporary French tunes by Edith Piaf, Django Reinhardt, Georges Brassins, Charles Trenet and others. A bientôt!
French Coast Café, with guest guitarist Jack O’Meara, recently participated as one of 11 bands performing at a Louisiana-style “Fais Do Do” Cajun dance party. With a repertoire of tunes from Québec, France and Louisiana, French Coast Café continues to expand its exploration of French world music.
The party featured bands playing everything from traditional county such as local recording artist Karen Collins and Friends, to French Cajun trios and a honky-tonk band, Mostly Honky Tonk, featuring lead singer Rob Petrie of Cold Hard Cash and the Petrified Pickers, to the sounds of traditional and inventive Cajun and Zydeco-style dance music by Nutalusa and the Louisiana-style party band, the Wild Anacostias, playing Mardi Gras, Street Parade Brass, Cajun, Zydeco, Funk, R&B & more.
French Coast Café has two upcoming events. One is a private summer kick-off party for a local realtor and one of my real estate photography clients, Jennifer Powell, of the Powell Team at Keller Williams Realty, at a local winery.
Then we have our performance at the Epicure Cafe at Ron Goad’s SAW.ORG Music Variety Showcase, on Wednesday, July 26, 7:30pm – 11:30pm. Everyone is invited to hear us as the featured act that evening at the Epicure along with several other local performing artists.
We’re looking forward to more performances this summer and will post them as they get confirmed.