The Amigos, Andre Thierry

The Amigos

Andre Thierry

Sun, May 17, 2015

8:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

The Amigos
The Amigos
"This accordion-based group (yes, accordion!) is updated Americana at its best. Taking mostly folk-rock then adding jazz and zydeco-cajun influences, you get music that's impossible not to stomp your feet to (or dance around in happy circles)." - Huffington Post, Top 5 Must-See Indie Summer Concerts 2014

"Describing themselves as a "hot folk" ensemble, this energetic quartet appeals to the same dancing crowd that flocks to such neo-hot jazz groups as the Stay Human Band and the Hot Sardines." - Wall Street Journal

THE AMIGOS deliver foot-stomping, accordion-infused Americana music blending folk-rock, zydeco/cajun, and hot jazz. Rockin' solos, dare-devil harmony singing, and wild western-wear have taken the Amigos around the world, from sold-out shows at Lincoln Center to the Philadelphia Folk Festival and Nashville’s Music City Roots. In 2014, the Amigos completed a tour of China, Cambodia, Burma, Laos, and Vietnam through American Voices’ American Music Abroad program. As musical ambassadors for the U.S. Department of State, they conducted conducted over 30 concerts and workshops and collaborated with a variety of local and international artists. The Amigos are festival favorites and committed musical mentors. In addition to performing and recording, they conduct over 50 workshops in schools nation-wide each year. These workshops focus on themes such as jazz and democracy, freedom and improvisation, and folk music and multicuturalism. The Amigos have appeared with the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Sam Bush, Tab Benoit, Jon Batiste and Stay Human, Nellie McKay, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Jim Lauderdale, Ranger Doug, David Amram and Pete Seeger.
Andre Thierry
Andre Thierry
Andre Thierry is a phenomenal talent who has been capturing the attention of musicians and music lovers from an early age. Born in Richmond, California into a family deeply rooted in Louisiana French-Creole history, Thierry is among the best of both the West Coast and the Gulf Coast musicians playing Zydeco music today.

Andre is a virtuoso on all the accordion types, single row, double row, triple row and piano key. He effortlessly plays each instrument to deliver everything from a traditional Creole waltz to a hard driving blues that is his own sound. The San Francisco Bay Area, which is home to some of the best blues musicians in the world, presented Andre Thierry and Zydeco Magic with the West Coast Blues Hall of Fame award for “Best Zydeco Group” in 2008 and 2012. Andre continually raises the bar for Zydeco musicians worldwide. In his early thirties he's already one of the most well respected musicians in his field. Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic captures the attention of music lovers captivates the soul. If you like to dance, Andre will have you moving all night long!
Venue Information:
Hotel Utah
500 4th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107