Fri, Sept 3, Lisa Haley
The Center for the Arts, 8 p.m., $20-$25
Grass Valley, CA 95945
Cajun fiddler Lisa Haley brings her merry band of Zydekats to town for a raucous musical showdown. Haley’s musical résumé is impressive—she’s played or recorded with the likes of John Hiatt, Lyle Lovett and Queen Ida—but on her own, the Los Angeles resident focuses on uptempo Americana with a zydeco twist. The Grammy-nominated musician shines on tracks such as “King Cake,” a sultry slow burn of a seductive come-on and “Don’t You Tell Your Mother,” a sizzling fiddle stomper that should get everyone dancing—even those who suffer from having the blood of soulless pop running icily through their veins. 314 W. Main Street in Grass Valley; www.lisahaley.org.