Amis du Teche
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.