Dear, dear Ole:
I am speechless (and that doesn't happen to me often!)
I haven't laughed so hard in a long time. You have made my day!
I am forwarding your website to the ENTIRE fanclub worldwide. My friend
Hayman, who runs the worldwide ZydE_Zine, will be contacting you to put your
photos in his photo gallery on the worldwide site.
Ole, I am sending you a gift: our Zydekats T-shirt. I am also adding
address to our fanclub - you'll get a newsletter about once a month. If
anyone else has caught "Zydecosis" and wants to join, they can go to
<zydecomusic.com> and enter their email address (it takes 2 tries).
Here's the current newsletter, published this morning (before I saw your photo):
Lisa Haley & the Zydekats are just back from Europe. (This is the
first expedition to Belgium, Denmark and Holland.)
We had a fabulous time headlining the 7th International Cajun &
Festival in Raamsdonksveer, Holland on Sunday, June 6, 1999. Under a
"big-top" circus-style tent, our non-stop show spread "Zydecosis" to a
capacity crowd of European Cajun & Zydeco music lovers. Fans sporting
Zydekats T-shirts came from as far away as the UK. We played them cuts from
our new live CD, "The Music Of Joe Simien", as well as their favorites tunes
from albums #1 and #2. In addition, we gave everyone a taste of the new
songs we're working on for our next CD.
Festival food included the very first "European Cajun" cuisine we have
sampled that actually tasted like Louisiana. Hats off to 'Hans the Chef' for
a great feast!
We were greatly touched that one of the founding members of the festival,
Van Strien, (accordion player fabuloso for the River Zydeco Band, Holland)
has honored us by naming their latest album "Zydekosis", including Lisa
Haley's "definition of Zydecosis symptoms" in the liner notes, and covering
her tune "Can't Love 'Em All" on the album. A wonderful festival which we
hope to repeat next year.
We also performed at the Aalborg Blues Days Festival in Denmark,
of the attendees received their first taste of Bayou music.
(One great advantage of playing Old & New Cajun / Old & New Zydeco / Mardi
Gras, and Original Tunes That Fit: we are invited to perform at a wide
variety of C/Z, Blues, Jazz, Rock, Country, Bluegrass, etc fests... maybe
promoters just can't decide just what we are, but they gotta have it!)
This event was on 4 stages set among beautiful old architecture. Our
show was outdoors, facing town center.
As we arrived the following day for our second show, the weather turned less
than perfect; it began to hail! Much to our surprise, the large tent was
full of folks, waiting for us. Let us tell you, we consider our concert a
success when people dance and sing along... at this show, 3 people got up
and danced on the tables!! A warm welcome from Denmark.
An evening show at the Essegem Blues club in Brussels, Belgium was also
highlight. We opened for Roy Carriere and the Night Rockers, and got to
spend time hanging out together, swapping old Louisiana stories.
We have been asked back to Europe for May-June 2000. We think that's
way to spread Zydecosis, folks!!
Lub, Lisa Haley & the Zydekats
LISA HALEY & THE ZYDEKATS - 1999 DATES!
SAT 19: ANAHEIM, CA "RACE ACROSS AMERICA" FESTIVAL
100 VINTAGE CARS RACING FROM GEORGIA TO CALIFORNIA!
SPONSORED BY DISCOVERY CHANNEL - FREE
@ PIERSON PARK- 4-7PM - INFO: 714-956-3586
SAT 26: LOMITA, CA FOUNDERS DAY FESTIVAL
- @ CITY HALL PARK - 6-10PM - INFO: 310-326-6378 - FREE
TUES 29: DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES, CA
PERSHING SQUARE CONCERT -12-2PM
INFO: 213-847-4970 - FREE
SAT 3: REDONDO BEACH PIER, CA
4TH OF JULY FESTIVAL - 6:30-8:30PM
INFO: 310-543-6187 - FREE
SAT 17: FLATHEAD FESTIVAL - MONTANA
INFO: 406-862-7708 / www.cyberport.net/festival
WED 21: OLVERA STREET FESTIVAL, CA
WE PLAY 5-7PM - INFO: 213-485-9777 - FREE
SAT 24: BEST OF LA FESTIVAL @ UNIVERSAL STUDIOS, CA
SUN 25: MUSIC BY THE SEA FESTIVAL - SAN PEDRO, CA
WE PLAY 1-2:45PM
THURS 29: PALM DESERT, CA CONCERT - 7:30-9PM
SAT 31: MAGIC JOHNSON'S "MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S MAGIC" @ SONY PICTURES, CA
MON 2: WHITTIER, CA CENTRAL PARK CONCERT - 7-8:30PM
INFO: 562-464-3437 - FREE
THURS 5: REDONDO BEACH PIER CONCERT
6:30-8:30PM - INFO: 310-543-6187 - FREE
FRI 6: JAZZERSIZE CONVENTION - SAN DIEGO, CA
SUN 8: MAINE LOBSTER FESTIVAL, ROCKLAND, ME
WE PLAY 1:30-2:30 AND 3:30-4:30PM
THURS 12: BLUE JAY, CA JAZZ FESTIVAL
WE PLAY 5:30-8PM - INFO: 909-867-4279
SUN 3: REDONDO BEACH, CA LOBSTER FEST
Purchase our album, email us your receipt, and receive a free T-shirt!
WE LOVE YOU!! - Lisa & the Kats