Expect beautiful waltzes, richly textured two-steps, Cajun French lyrics sung from the heart, and dense rhythms that hearken back to the roots of SW Louisiana Cajun music.

BUNKHOUSE BOYS are bringing a new brand of Cajun music to the vibrant dance scene of New York’s Hudson Valley. This compact group takes the music back to the basics and close to its Creole and Cajun roots. The boys are noted for their playful polyrhythms that move dancers in new ways, playing in a Creole style that can at times verge on zydeco. The more they play the more you dance!

Bunkhouse Boys are Roger Weiss on fiddle, Laren Droll on accordion, and Mark Sagar on guitar, joined by Maggie McManus on rubboard and triangle.

Video credit to Jim Motavalli – Thanks Jim!

Friday, March 23, 2018

Bunkhouse Boys Connolly’s Debut Show!

Connolly’s in New York City
121 West 45th Street (between 6th and 7th Ave) – 3RD FLOOR
Klub 45 Room

DOORS: 6:00 pm for dinner, drinks or socializing
MUSIC: 8:00 pm to 11:00

Admission $20 — Tickets at the door, admission guaranteed
Produced by Let’s Zydeco www.letszydeco.com

Connolly’s has Tasty & Reasonably priced food – Full Bar – Great Wooden Dance Floor!

SUBWAY: N, Q, R, 42nd St S, 1, 2, 3, 7 to 42nd St–Times Sq
PARKING: Metered Street Parking
BEST GARAGE: The Edison-Hippodrome Park/Fast on 44th between 5th and 6th Ave — Reasonable Rates

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Albany Dance with Bunkhouse Boys

Albany Cajun/Zydeco Dance
First Unitarian Church
405 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12206

DOORS: 7:00 pm
DANCE LESSON: 7:25 pm with Ron and Marie Bruschi
MUSIC: 8:00 pm to 11:00

Admission $15 — Members of DFO* $12
Sponsored by *Dance Flurry Organization.

INFORMATION: Call (518) 859-0092 or email rbmega83@aol.com (Ron Bruschi)

Monday, April 16, 2018

Person Place Thing Show with Bunkhouse Boys

Person Place Thing interview with Dr. Lucy Kalanithi with music provided by Bunkhouse Boys

NYU Langone Medical Center

A live show of Person Place Thing with host Randy Cohen. The guest is Dr. Lucy Kalanithi, widow of Dr. Paul Kalanithi who wrote When Breath Becomes Air. There will be some musical interludes during the program with the Bunkhouse Boys.

At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade’s worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. And just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated. When Breath Becomes Air chronicles Kalanithi’s transformation from a naïve medical student “possessed,” as he wrote, “by the question of what, given that all organisms die, makes a virtuous and meaningful life” into a neurosurgeon at Stanford working in the brain, the most critical place for human identity, and finally into a patient and new father confronting his own mortality.