Jake Xerxes Fussell

  • September 26, 2024 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Acadiana Center for the Arts (MTS)

    101 West Vermilion Street
    Lafayette, Louisiana 70501
Ticket Price $40.00-$55.00 Buy Tickets

Jake Xerxes Fussell is a folk singer-songwriter known for his authentic interpretation of traditional American folk and blues. Fussell’s music transports listeners to a bygone era with poignant storytelling. He is, according to AnnPowers of NPR, “maybe the leading interpreter of American folk music right now…”Fussell’s albumGood and Green Againwas released to critical acclaim in January of 2022. Thealbum was produced by James Elkington and featured some formidable musicians, includingCasey Toll on upright bass, Libby Rodenbough on strings, Joe Westerlund on drums, JosephDecosimo on fiddle, and others. Bonnie “Prince” Billy contributed additional vocals.

This incredible night will be opened with a performance from local fiddle player, Nokosee Fields. The great nephew of celebrated Cherokee fiddler Sam O’Fields, Nokosee carries a longstanding Cherokee fiddling tradition into the present. Through powerful live and recorded performances, he lovingly and playfully reimagines his tradition with immense skills and sensitivity as a performer of traditional fiddle music. His prowess has not gone unnoticed: He’s won some of the most prestigious contests in the United States and has performed and taught at flagship festivals and workshops.

Date & Time

Thu, Sep 26, 2024 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Venue Details

Acadiana Center for the Arts (MTS)

101 West Vermilion Street
Lafayette, Louisiana 70501 Acadiana Center for the Arts (MTS)
Acadiana Center for the Arts

Our mission is fostering art and culture in Acadiana.

Founded in 1975, Acadiana Center for the Arts (“AcA”) is a community-supported nonprofit organization that fosters art and culture in Acadiana. Since its founding, AcA has developed as a major force, shaping the future of public education and community development in South Louisiana.

AcA supports the creation of new works of art, exhibits, festivals, performances, and public art across an eight-parish region that includes Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, and Vermilion Parishes.  

AcA aims to bring equitable access to the arts and supports fair compensation of artists. On average, AcA serves over 300,000 people annually and provides fair compensation to 2,700 artists.  

In 2013, the AcA merged with the Performing Arts Society of Acadiana (“PASA”), whose mission was to educate, inspire, entertain, and culturally enrich the people of south Louisiana by providing local access to a diverse range of the performing arts. This merger supported the vision of both organizations and provided much-needed support to PASA’s programs. Founded in 1989, PASA served as a leading voice in the performing arts in South Louisiana for close to three decades.

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