K. Jones and the Benzie Playboys
Friday, June 29 @ 10:30pm
Close out an inspiring night of world fusion music with a Zydeco dance party! Fresh Cajun and joyous Louisiana Creole jams join the festival by way of Benzie County, Michigan. The Playboys are a collective of talented musicians, artisans, and even a professional beekeeper (that’s the buzz about Kirk Jones) who entertain at festivals throughout the state. Jones is the driving force of their sound with his ten button diatonic accordion, and counts among his heroes Boozoo Chavis, John Delafose, the Balfa Brothers, Octa Clark, and Canray Fontenot. He and his group deliver the party vibe with triple note and button accordions, fiddle, rubboard, guitar, bass, and drums, singing in English and French à la Amede Ardoin, Bois Sec, Canray Fontenot, Iry LeJune, and Dennis McGee. You’ll love their Zydeco treatment of favorite Grateful Dead tunes and jamband songs, just as you’ll love seeing all of Top of the Park on their feet.