& the Austin Cajun Aces
Saturday, October 15, 2022
Charles Thibodeaux formed a cajun band in March of 2004 while playing for a group of Mardi Gras enthusiasts. In these first years, the band has played in San Antonio, Martinez, Fort Worth, Galveston, Cotulla, Henly, Victoria, Sugarland, Columbus, Beaumont, and Medina Lake Texas for various crawfish boils, birthday events, and festivals including the Cajun French Music Association Festival’s. They also manage to keep the dance floors full while keeping a busy schedule playing in and around Austin.
The Austin Cajun Aces has that authentic Cajun sound—sounds of that tough life of the farms and bayous yet that upbeat and happy sound that represents the The Joy of Life –Les Joire de Vivre. Their repertoire consists of many of the older songs of Iry LeJeune, Nathan Abshire, Dewey Balfa, Lawrence Walker, Amadee Ardoin, Canray Fontenot, Andrew Cormier and many other Cajun and Creole Masters. You are sure to “Pass a Good Time” when you come out and enjoy their music.
The band is made up of the soulful accordion and French vocals of Charles Thibodeaux; master fiddling and French vocals of Peter Schwarz, (formerly of Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys), Steve Doerr on rhythm guitar (lead man of Leroi Bros. band) and Dale Dougay on drums.
Many other musicians who have played with Charles and the band including Richard White, Robert Vignaud, Cindy Cashdollar, Erik Hokkanen, Warren Hood, Darcie Deaville, Steve and Donna Bing, Howard Kalish, Alvin Crow, Brandon Thibodeaux and Mark Viator.