Historic Park Hall in Ben Lomond is celebrating 100 years of community and is ringing in their Centennial with Grammy-nominated Andre Thierry and local favorites Moonshine Crossroads! Join us for a spectacular event and help us raise funds to keep Park Hall a treasured resource serving our San Lorenzo Valley. Enjoy amazing music, meet your neighbors and build community!
Although born and raised in Richmond, California, Andre's French-Kreole heritage is deeply rooted in Louisiana. He embarked on a path with specific knowledge and extraordinary talents at a very young age. True to his culture and love of music, he has crafted a career well beyond his years as an artist.
Andre grew up experiencing the French Kreole (La-La) dances his grandparents held at their church parish, St. Mark's Catholic Church. The best Zydeco musicians Louisiana had to offer traveled to California to play at these dances. The exposure allowed him to develop his love for traditional French Kreole music. Andre regularly played with visiting bands, such as the late John Delafose and many local Zydeco and Cajun bands, including the late Danny Poullard (California Cajun Orchestra). By age twelve, Andre formed his band, "Zydeco Magic." Andre is self-taught and continually expanding his tremendous repertoire.
From Santa Cruz, CA, Moonshine Crossroads plays rollicking Americana Music - everything from jazz standards and doo-wop classics to outlaw country and classic rock. With strong vocal harmonies, vibrant electric guitar, and tin-kazoo solos, their eclectic repertoire is sure to include a song that is “your” song and will get your toes tapping.
Comprised of Mark Becker on acoustic guitar, Quinn Becker on electric guitar, Peter Thomas on accordion, harmonica, ukulele and the tin-kazoo, and Michele Whizin on bass - these Moonshine Crossroads locals will surely win your hearts!
Park Hall Ben Lomond
Since 1923, Park Hall has been a gathering place for the Ben Lomond and wider SLV community. Home to Mountain Community Theater and Little People's Repertory Theater, Park Hall also serves as a banquet hall, meeting place, and community space. Proceeds from this event will fund the necessary repairs and infrastructure to keep this historic building operating for years to come.
Read more in the San Lorenzo Valley Post article.
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