Grammy Nominated Lost Bayou Rambles to perform Prescott Park Thursday 8/27!

Grammy Award Nominated Cajun Band

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. -Prescott Park Arts Festival continues its River House Restaurant Concert Series in Prescott Park on Thursday, August 27 at 7pm with Grammy Award nominated Cajun Band, Lost Bayou Ramblers. With dynamic stage shows including near acrobatic feats, the Lost Bayou Ramblers possess an energy and spirit that is unparalleled among Cajun bands today.

Straight from Louisiana, the Lost Bayou Ramblers and their soulful, foot-stomping, deep swamp sound are a fine example of the Cajun music that has been percolating in Louisiana for the past 300 years. The resulting cultural distillate gave rise to both world famous cuisine and a musical concentrate that conveys the passions, tribulations, and elations of the Cajun people. This Grammy Award nominated group are keepers of the flame, champions of Cajun music's cultural past.

At the heart of the Lost Bayou Ramblers are brothers, Louis and Andre Michot, who have been immersed in the roots of Cajun music practically from birth. Sons of Tommy Michot, Louis and Andre trace their musical heritage back five generations to their grandfather's grandmother, Laura Normand, who played the French accordion in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana.

Since their debut in 1999, the five-piece band has added dozens of original songs to compliment their vast Cajun repertoire of hundreds of early accordion dancehall tunes, pre-century fiddle tunes, and Cajun swing. It all mixes to form a definitive sound capturing the roots spirit of their culture's unique music while initiating a renewed cultural identity and pride among their generation.

"The Lost Bayou Ramblers put on a wild show," says the Festival's executive director, Ben Anderson, "It's Cajun music like you've never heard before."

Like all of Prescott Park Arts Festival's events, the concert is offered at no-fixed admission and no tickets are required. A donation of $8 is suggested. Audience members are permitted to bring chairs, or rent those offered by the festival.

Held in Prescott Park, the concert series experienced record attendance last summer, and once again features a wide array of International and Grammy Award winning artists. Other acts to be featured this summer include the Nouveaux Honkies on August 29.

The River House Restaurant Concert Series is part of the Prescott Park Arts Festival's 35th season that also features the musical Grease Thursday to Sunday closing on August 23, 2009.

Since 1996, the Arts Festival has consistently been named by Yankee magazine as a "must see" tourist attraction. Prescott Park Arts Festival is an independent non-profit organization with a mission of serving the community with a diverse array of quality arts events accessible to all.

For more information on the festival, or to see a full schedule of events, visit or call 603-436-2848.