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Before I Grow Too Old: The Music of Bobby Charles

Friday, December 6, 2019

Roddie Romero and an all-star band celebrate the Bobby Charles songbook for one sensational night.

Featuring performances by Warren Storm, Roddie Romero, Shannon McNally, CC Adcock, Kelli Jones, Sonny Landreth, Yvette Landry, and many more.

Born, raised, and currently residing in Lafayette, Roddie Romero lives and breathes South Louisiana culture. His passion for authenticity shows in multiple aspects of his life, from his music with The Hub City All Stars to what’s cooking in his cast-iron black pot.

“I think all of Bobby’s songs have something to offer at all times, for all people.” - Dr. John

Born in Abbeville in 1938, Bobby Charles pioneered the musical genre known as ‘swamp rock’ – he wrote the early rock n roll classic “See You Later, Alligator” (best known via the version by Bill Haley & the Comets). Another early gem penned by Bobby Charles was “Walking to New Orleans” as recorded by Fats Domino. He also appeared at the legendary “Last Waltz” concert in 1976 – in which he performed “Down South in New Orleans” accompanied by The Band and Dr. John.

Roddy Romero presents an all-star cast, celebrating the music of Bobby Charles.

Born, raised, and currently residing in Lafayette, Roddie Romero lives and breathes South Louisiana culture. His passion for authenticity shows in multiple aspects of his life, from his music with The Hub City All Stars to what’s cooking in his cast-iron black pot. But before the celebrated frontman had a Grammy nomination and multiple world tours under his belt, he was witnessing the magic of Cajun and zydeco music in his own backyard.

Romero grew up in the Southside, which at the time was a rural part of Lafayette. His family had 30 chicken coops in the backyard, while other parts of the city continued to develop around them. He was the youngest of four siblings by ten years, and feels his brothers and sisters played a large part in shaping who he is today. “It was an interesting way to be influenced by what was going on their lives in terms of music,” Romero says. In between bourré games and dance parties, he would observe the way they embraced music, and began to develop an interest in experiencing it for himself.

  • Organizer Name: Acadiana Center for the Arts
  • Phone: 337-233-7060
  • Email: info@acadianacenterforthearts.org
  • Type: Concert,Louisiana Crossroads,Performance
  • Time: December 6, 2019 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Venue:James Devin Moncus Theater
  • Duration:2 Hrs

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