Days Time – Location Time – Location Time – Location
Friday 2:30pM – Serra I 10:00PM – De Anza
Saturday 11:30AM – De Anza 5:30PM – Serra I 8:30PM – De Anza
Sunday 10:30AM – Serra I 2:00PM – Serra II

Tom Rigney & Flambeau

Berkeley-based Tom Rigney has, over the past two decades, become one of the premiere blues and roots music violinists in the world. His high-energy, virtuosic playing and his commanding spirited stage presence are hallmarks of Rigney’s performing style. After fifteen years at the helm of the Swamp Rock band, The Sundogs (Rounder), he put together his current band–Tom Rigney and Flambeau–in 2000 and has toured and recorded extensively ever since. A prolific composer and songwriter, he has released more than a dozen CDs of original songs and instrumental pieces. His range as a composer runs from Cajun two-steps to blues to roots rock and roll to heartbreakingly beautiful ballads and waltzes. His three blues violin CDs all climbed to Number 1 on the XM/Sirius Satellite Radio “Bluesville” Chart and attention from Americana programmers in North America. Rigney has almost singlehandedly brought attention to this genre on the stages of many, many North American traditional jazz festivals.

Rigney and Flambeau are currently featured in a brand new national PBS roots music concert series, “Music Gone Public.” Curated by series producer, Californian Peter Berkow.Says Berkow, “The mission of “Music Gone Public” is to present an alternative to the assembly line music machine we are all fed up with. I was looking for the very best of roots music I could find. I knew that public television viewers would see Tom Rigney’s fiery Cajun and blues mix as a fresh alternative to the bland fare we all hear on corporate radio and television.”

Tom Rigney – leader, violin, vocals
Caroline Dahl – piano
Danny Caron – guitar
Steve Parks – bass
Brent Rampone – drums


Here is the short video preview of Flambeau in concert:


Le Bal a Chataignier (Cajun Two-Step): 

C’est la Vie

Windowpane Blues: 

Guinness and Gumbo: