On tour from Louisiana, Sammy Naquin and The Zydeco Whips will perform at Oasis Dance Club (1230 Danby Road, Ithaca, NY) on Sunday, August 1 from 6pm to 9pm. Admission is $15 at the door. http://www.ithacaoasis.com/
Sammy Naquin lives to play music that makes people feel good, have fun and want to dance. When you catch Sammy Naquin onstage, he’ll cook up a Louisiana musical gumbo, with a strong traditional zydeco / cajun / creole roux, with some zydeco blues (a la the great Clifton Chenier, one of Sammy’s early mentors), spiced with New Orleans jazz and R&B, maybe a dash of country and just about anything else he’s heard in his travels. He will mix it up till it becomes one and serves it up smokin’ hot.
“I like music from all over the world” says Sammy. “I’ll take anything and throw it into the pot.” But he never strays too far from his authentic Louisiana roots.