Friday Night Live!
at the Art Museum
Art comes to life with monthly performances at the Art Museum
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Taylor Stirm and Chance Heasty - Celtic
Friday, August 30
Taylor Stirm (uilleann pipes, penny whistle) and Chance Heasty (fiddle) have been playing music around the Midwest since they were children, and they have been playing together for the past six years. They perform the kind of traditional Irish tunes you might hear at a late night session in an Irish pub.
Ebony & the Ruckus - Infusion of Jazz, Reggae, and Soul
Friday, September 27
Ebony Barrett-Kennedy is no stranger to stage. Along with her three brothers & mother, she began singing in church at an early age, and traveled regionally singing a cappella gospel. This began an early love of music. She later joined Toussaint and the China Band. With her brother as the front man, they created a soulful sound that swept the east coast. Unique blends of roots and lover’s reggae, funk, and soul presented opportunities to perform with artists such as John Legend, Wyclef Jean, and the Wailers and travel on a USO Tour. She brought this style to Lafayette as the front woman of Ebony & the Ruckus.
Derrick Coleman - Contemporary Jazz/R&B
Friday, October 25
Derrick L. Coleman is a multi instrumentalist and producer. Originally from Gary, IN,. he has performed with numerous groups and artists and has written and produced for several artists over the past twenty-three years. After moving to Lafayette five years ago, he has found himself at home down stage and is establishing himself as a solo artist.
Paul Foster - Originals, radio hits and quirky covers from the 1960 to today
Friday, January 31
Paul is a middle class folk musician. A native of Wentzville, MO, he went through extended periods listening to country, R&B, oldies, and top 40. He was also active in a local children’s choir from the age of seven through high school.
Paul has a degree in music from UM-St. Louis. He has worked as a musician while living in Missouri, Iowa, Michigan, and Virginia and has toured in the midwest and south east coast. Paul served in the U.S. Navy Band and the Indiana National Guard Band, leading the 38th Division Band’s rock ensemble “Rapidfire.”