The South Pasadena Arts Council (SPARC) in partnership with the South Pasadena Public Library and Friends of the Library is presenting the 2nd Annual “End of Summer Concert Celebration” on Thursday, August 30 from 5:00 to 6:30 pm at 1115 El Centro Street outside of the Library Community Room, adjacent to the Farmers’ Market. The free concert will feature the GRAMMY nominated band, Lisa Haley & the Zydecats. It’s suggested that audience members grab some food at the Farmer’s Market and bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the Zydeco sounds.
A Blue Fiddle Records recording artist, Lisa & the Zydecats combine the multi-faceted musical genres of Americana, Cajun, Irish/Celtic, World/Pop, Folk/Bluegrass, and Blues and Jazz genres, and they are well versed in them all. The power in Lisa’s strong vocals and family songs and stories convey an evocative cultural journey that radiates human emotion.
At age 17 with the Hollywood music scene as her music director, Lisa turned down a classical music college scholarship, in favor of her more passionate calling. As a member of the surrounding Louisiana-expatriate community, Lisa flourished under the mentorship of several Cajun/Zydeco accordion legends: Queen Ida, GRAMMY Winner Danny Poulard (40 year resident of San Francisco,) and Joe Simien (50 year resident of South Los Angeles). She has worked with multi-GRAMMY winner/producer KebMo', Queen Ida, Brian Setzer, John Hiatt, Randy Newman, Lyle Lovett, Taj Mahal, Dave Koz, and, Rockin' Sydney.
This concert is also supported by Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, and the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.
"Lisa has the Spirit in her, big time... Her music just plain grabs you and takes you over!"
- Keb'Mo', multi-Grammy winner, co-producer of Lisa's album "Talking to the Sun"