C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band at Callahan’s in Auburn Hills

Hé toi! C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band play at Callahan’s Bar & Grill, 2105 South Blvd, Auburn Hills, MI, this Thursday, September 16.
Local band Monsieur Guillaume & His Zydeco Hepcats open for C.J. starting at 8:00 pm. For any nostalgia freaks out there, Callahan’s is in the building that was formerly Chuck’s on the Boulevard, a place where you could get some tasty Creole cooking. $10 at the door, although I heard a rumor they may have cut the price to $5. Call 248-858-9508 for more info.

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2 Responses to “C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band at Callahan’s in Auburn Hills”

  1. Mary says:

    CJ Chenier was fantastic in Auburn Hills on Thursday 9/17/10, I could listen to his “Barry White” voice, and piano accordion forever. He kept the energy level high, bringing it down only once by playing “Lovebridge Waltz”. Afterward, when talking to him, I think that I surprised him by knowing the title of that waltz, and in turn mentioned that it was the first tune I learned to play on the accordion. At work the next day, I hummed “Hot Tamale Baby” constantly. Was still on the Zydeco “high”. He comes back to Michigan 1/29/11 at Central Michigan Night of Louisiana, I can’t wait! He better bring some CD’s, he didn’t on Thursday night. This morning I couldn’t find my copy of his CD, “Big Squeeze”. So, had to pull out his daddy, Clifton, to play on my drive in to work on Friday. Not a bad compromise though, because CJ is on Alto Sax backing up his father.

    Monsieur Guillaume and His Zydeco Hepcats opened the evening at Callaghan’s in Auburn Hills with lots of energy. They mix it up with piano accordion, and harmonica taking turn on the lead and had lots of fun on stage. They played some Bozoo Chavez, Rocking Sydney, zydeco, blues, and original material. Callaghan’s is an intimate venue, all seats are within a few feet from the stage, so there is not a bad seat in the house. There is no dance floor though, only a narrow strip of carpet near the stage. Thank you Alan, for all the great dances!
    Magnolia Mary

  2. Garry says:

    Glad you passed a good time, Mary! I’ve been working too many hours lately, and just didn’t have the energy to get out there. Maybe this year I’ll finally make it to CMU’s Night of Louisiana (if my transmission holds together).