Amis du Teche


Amelia Powell, Adeline and Robert Miller and Jace Goulas make up this young, lively Cajun Band. All living along Bayou Teche in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, they were influenced by the traditional Cajun sounds and French language of long ago. Adeline plays fiddle and Amelia plays guitar, while singing and conversing in French, and Robert & Jace bring rhythm with bass and drums. Amis du Teche has recently recorded the music for the Louisiana Public Broadcasting documentary titled, “In the Blind.” They also perform for the Louisiana Lieutenant Governor on behalf of the Tourism Commission.

Amelia Powell (18), granddaughter of Cajun fiddler Dewey Balfa, plays guitar in Amis du Teche. She has been performing professionally at musical events, venues and festivals across the United States and Europe since age 12 with her father, Dirk Powell, and Joan Baez. She has recorded on multiple albums including Freedom Highway, and nominated for Americana Music Honors and Awards’ Album of the Year. She has also performed in multiple local and international feature films, radio shows, television programs, and documentaries, including Amis du Teche’s musical score on “In the Blind.”

Adeline Miller (18) has been playing Fiddle for 13 years. She has performed Cajun music with her younger brother, Robert, as far as Portland, Maine in the USA and Nova Scotia, Canada. Adeline has attended the Sainte Anne University French Immersion Program in Nova Scotia as well. She plays fiddle and sings French vocals at many local venues such as Bayou Teche Brewery, Tante Marie Café, Buck & Johnny’s, Pont Breaux’s, and the Blue Moon Saloon. Adeline has also competed in many fiddle competitions such as the “Battle of the Bows” in Jennings, La., the Celtic Bayou Festival and the International Rice Festival competitions.

Robert Miller (14) has been playing Cajun music for 9 years with acoustic guitar, bass guitar and upright bass. He has performed with his sister, Adeline, as far as Portland, Maine, in the USA and Nova Scotia, Canada. He also plays at many local venues and festivals such as Festivals Acadians et Creoles, & Crawfish Festival to name a few.

Jace Goulas (13) plays drums and accordion. Jace has competed in many accordion contests including the Rayne Frog Festival, the International Rice Festival, and the Jennings squeeze box shoot-out. Jace is also a “New Dawn Award” winner for the Cajun French Music Association.

Amelia Powell, Adeline Miller, Robert Miller et Jace Goulas composent ce jeune groupe cajun rempli de vie. Tous vivaient au bord du Bayou Teche à Pont Breaux en Louisiane, et étaient alors influencés par les sons cajuns traditionnels et la langue française de l’époque. Adeline joue du violon et Amelia de la guitare, en chantant et parlant français. Robert et Jace assurent les rythmes de basse et de batterie. Jace a joué aux côtés de Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys. Adeline et Robert ont joué ensemble dans des contrées plus lointaines, telles que le Maine et la Nouvelle-Écosse. Amelia voyage à l’international en jouant de la musique depuis des années.