Add a little Cajun/Zydeco twist to your contra dance? The Asheville Cats – Laura Light on fiddle and vocals, Gary Anderson on guitar, fiddle and bass and Trent Van Blaricom on fiddle, mandolin, accordion and drums, might be just the cool cats to help your with that! Laura and Trent spent time wtih Dewey Balfa back in the day, Trent leads several southern Zydeco and Cajun groups, including Zydeco Craze, Zydeco YaYa and Jackomo, and Captain Gary lived in Louisianna for many years soaking in the vibe. Of course, all three play old time, New England, Irish and modern contra dance repertoire as well as swing, but love to add a bit of that good ole Cajun spice to the mix. All three reside in Asheville and between other gigs, got together this winter to play with the idea of a new band – The Asheville Cats. Our first tour will be in Florida this April, and we hope to see you there!