David Greely

~4x Grammy Nominee~


CAJUN SINGING | Open to All Levels| Required Skills: None
Group call and response, lyric sheets provided, learn by imitation, stories and linguistic insights galore.

HARMONY SINGING | INSTRUCTORS: David Greely, Sabra Guzmán & Frank Youngman
Open to All Levels | Requirements: None
Learn to find that harmony part that’s right for you. Ear training and other essentials that make singing more fun.

CAJUN BAND | Open to All Levels | Requirements: None
Form your own Cajun Band with guidance from members of Bayou DeVille!


David Greely has for years been assembling a repertoire of uncommon Cajun music. He uses old and rare tunes, new companion pieces to the old ones, and striking new melodies that meld Cajun roots with fiddle sounds he’s heard in his travels worldwide, and arranges them with novel instrumentation and rich harmonies.

David was born in Baton Rouge of Cajun and Irish ancestry, and learned Cajun music on dance hall stages throughout South Louisiana, in the archives of Cajun and Creole music at the University of Louisiana in Lafayette, and from his apprenticeship to Cajun fiddle master and National Heritage Fellow Dewey Balfa. As a founding member of Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, David toured Folk Festivals worldwide for 23 years, and was nominated for four Grammy Awards. He has received the Louisiana Artist Fellowship Award for Folklife Performance, and is an adjunct instructor of Cajun fiddle at the University of Louisiana.


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