Accordion Dreams: A Journey into Cajun and Creole Music is author Blair Kilpatrick's memoir of her life-changing passion for Louisiana French music - and her unlikely obsession with the accordion.
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Calendar

Blair and the Sauce Piquante Trio will appear at a series of free summer library concerts:

July 9, 2011 @2 PM San Ramon CA. Public Library
July 16, 2011 @2 PM Oakley CA. Public Library
July 20, 2011 @6 PM Brentwood CA. Public Library (offsite location: 193 Griffith Ave)
Sept 10, 2011 @2 PM Hercules CA Public Library

For current updates and events, please go to Blair's Blog.

2008-9 Book Launch Events

October 3, 2008 4-7 PM Northern California Independent Booksellers Association (NCIBA) Annual Trade Show Oakland Convention Center Blair plays with Sauce Piquante for the opening reception of this year's NCIBA show.

January 23, 2009 7:30 PM Book Launch! The Booksmith 1644 Haight St. San Francisco, CA Book signing, reading, Q & A, live Cajun-Creole music.

February 8, 2009 3:00 PM Clayton Books 5433 D Clayton Rd. Clayton, CA Book signing, reading, Q & A, live Cajun-Creole music.

February 10, 2009 8:00 PM Ashkenaz 1317 San Pablo Ave. Berkeley, CA Book release and dance party! Reading, book signing, followed by Sauce Piquante show.

February 19, 2009 6:30 PM University Press Books 2430 Bancroft Ave. Berkeley, CA Book signing, reading, Q & A, live Cajun-Creole music.

February 24, 2009 12:30 PM Stacey's Bookstore 581 Market St. San Francisco, CA Book signing, reading, Q & A, live Cajun-Creole music.

March 14, 2009 National Accordion Association Annual Convention Richardson, TX Workshop and book presentation, Cajun jam session,evening concert

March 27, 2009 7:30 PM Mrs. Dalloways 2904 College Av. Berkeley, CA Book signing, reading, Q & A, live Cajun-Creole music.

April 13, 2009 6:00 PM Octavia Books 513 Octavia St. New Orleans, LA Book signing, reading, Q & A, live Cajun-Creole music.

April 14, 2009 1:00 PM KRVS 88.7 FM Public radio in Lafayette, LA Interview with Marce Lacouture on "Lacouture Lagniappe."

April 16, 2009 6:00 PM Barnes and Noble 5705 Johnston St. Lafayette, LA Book signing, reading, Q & A, live Cajun-Creole music.

April 17, 2009 12 noon and 6:30 PM LSU Eunice Eunice, Louisiana Book presentation at noon in the library; evening book presentation and performance with Sauce Piquante Duo and friends (Jude Moreau, Michot family and others)

May 2, 2009 1:00 PM Books-A-Million Port Charlotte, FL Book signing, Q & A, live Cajun-Creole Music

May 16, 2009 11:00 AM Boogie on the Bayou Festival Campbell, CA Sauce Piquante performs on Main Stage; books also available

May 16, 2009 5:40 PM Bay Area Storytelling Festival El Sobrante, CA Musical interlude with Cajun All Stars; books also available

June 13, 2009 5:00 PM San Francisco Free Folk Festival 450 30th Ave. San Francisco, CA Music workshop and reading/signing, live Cajun-Creole music.

October 17, 2009 TBA Louisiana Book Festival Baton Rouge, LA Book signing, reading, Q & A, live Cajun-Creole music.