Friday, 25 May 2012

The Cajun Dawgs (music)

The Cajun Dawgs are a Sussex four-piece band made up of Bob Tipler on accordian, Jim Tipler on guitar, Andy Maby on drums and Darren Pearson (Pocketsize) on bass. Formed in 2007, they play "a deep south gumbo of Cajun, Zydeco, Swamp Pop, Rockin' Blues and Rockabilly authentically played on screaming accordion, twanging guitars, thumping bass and crazy drums." Their music is very different to most other bands you'll hear locally and the infectious rhythms mean you'll soon want to be up and dancing. Last time I saw them at The Star, there were dance teachers there too and I learnt the Cajun Twostep!

 I have seen The Dawgs several times (at the Six Bells and the White Horse as well the 2012 Arlington Village Party which was a brilliant night) and the band regularly gig along the coast from Rye to Brighton. In 2012 they were also part of the Crawley Folk Festival and travelled to Belgium for an American Roots festival.

Chapter 12, Sun 7th Apr 2013, 16:00.

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