“They have enough power to drive a nuclear furnace.If you could remain seated during their performance, you were either dead-drunk or dead.”
That’s how FolkWords described the amazing De Temps Antan – which comes to Flushing Town Hall in two weeks.
On the fence? Perhaps once you watch this video you’ll get caught up in the excitement as we have!
On Saturday, March 5, the Québécois trio De Temps Antan will bring its explosive musical energy to Flushing Town Hall. Since 2003, the group – comprised of Éric Beaudry, André Brunet, and Pierre-Luc Dupuis – have taken Québécois folk to a new level and dazzled audiences in more than 600 countries, including Russia, Europe, and Malaysia.
The group’s hot-fingered playing makes their music both immediately infectious and continually engaging over the long haul. To say that De Temps Antan is a Québécois folk music supergroup is an understatement. Each member was a leader in the massive, multi-platinum-award-winning Québec folk band La Bottine Souriante. Now, they’ve taken their combined experience and channeled their talents to pump out shockingly powerful music that one would expect from a band more than double its size.
Their sound is anchored by Brunet’s blazing fiddle, brash accordion playing from Dupuis, and Beaudry’s pristine voice and exquisite guitar accompaniment.
This program is supported by New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation and the Délégation générale du Québec à New York / Québec Government Office in New York . Engagement of DE TEMPS ANTAN is funded through the Mid Atlantic Tours program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Québec Government Office in New York.