Cajun fiddler to perform at Second Sunday

AMASA— Award-winning Cajun fiddler and singer-songwriter Gina Forsyth will perform at the Second Sunday Folk Dance on Sunday, March 11 at the Fortune Lake Camp in Crystal Falls.
    The concert and folk dance will begin at 4 p.m. with White Water providing the opening act.
    After the concert, the Front Parlor Dance Band and dance caller Steve Kickert will provide dance music and instruction until 7 p.m.
    Admission is $7 for adults. Children 15 and under are admitted free.
    The New Orleans-based Forsyth is known for her wizardry on fiddle and guitar. With an alto as unique as it is soulful, unpretentious songs that cut straight to the heart, and a wicked sense of humor, her live performances are legend. Considered one of the best Cajun fiddlers in Louisiana, Forsyth is in demand from other great Louisiana musicians to play club gigs and festivals.
    Born in Florida and raised in Alabama, she grew up on hymns, country songs, and old-time fiddle tunes.
    Over the last 20 years, Forsyth has evolved into one of the most respected folk artists in America. She toured the U.S. and Canada with Texans Lisa Markley and Beth Cahill as “The Malvinas.”
    Together the trio released two acclaimed CDs. In 2006, two of Forsyth’s songs were published in the venerable folk song magazine, Sing Out! She has toured and recorded with some of Louisiana’s greatest Cajun bands. She also appears on the new 2-CD compilation, “Songs from the Lower Mississippi Delta”.
    Dean and Bette Premo organize and host the Second Sunday concert/dance series. The final guest musician for the 33rd season is Joel Mabus on April 8.