Cajun Fiddler and Singer-Songwriter Lafayette, LA
2007 USA Fellow
This award was generously supported by Collins Family Foundation. _
Michael Doucet is a Cajun fiddler, singer, and songwriter living in Lafayette, Louisiana. His music combines elements of zydeco, New Orleans jazz, Tex-Mex, country, and blues. He performs regularly with his band BeauSoleil (recipients of a Grammy Award in 1998) and the Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band. Doucet is a treasured artist, historian, and educator, and in 2005 he was named a National Heritage Fellow by the NEA.
Photo courtesy Jack Vartoogian and Front Row Photos.