By Matt Gabrielson

Arizona Daily Wildcat

Beausoleil returns to Tucson with a fiddle case full of some of the best Cajun music this side of Louisiana.

These six guys are hotter than crawfish etouffe.

For those who missed Swamp Party '93 last September, where Beausoleil played a rockin' mix of Zydeco, blues, country and folk for more than an hour, well, it was a whoopin' good time.

Despair not, Jambalaya lovin' friends, for the boys once dubbed the "most versatile, most innovative Cajun band around," are back and are going to round out this spring's four-sided (better yet, square) semester with a high-tilt jubilant schwang.

"Our music is for everyone," said band vocalist and fiddler extraordinaire, Michael Doucet.

In a previous interview with the wildcat, Doucet described the Beausoleil experience this way:

"This is music that has today's energy in the pocket of tradition. We make music that is truly alternative as well as ethnic, which marks it as erotic and easily accessible."

Beausoleil will play outdoors rain or shine at St. Philip's Plaza on Cambell and River. Advance tickets are $14, $12 for TFTM, Tucson Jazz Society and KXCI members. Tickets will be $15 or $12 the day of the show. For more information call 327-4809. Read Next Article