Sauce Piquante plays the traditional dance music of Southwest Louisiana—the earthy, impassioned music of fais-do-do’s, bals de maison, and country dance halls.
We try to capture that old time sound, both sweet and a little wild. It's meant to move your heart as well as your feet!
We’ll get you up and dancing, while we honor the traditions that gave rise to this heartfelt music. We like to conjure up the spirit of the old days….vieux temps passé, when everyone—Cajun and Creole alike—just called it “French music.”
Our name? It was suggested by Danny Poullard, the renowned Louisiana-born accordionist who was the guiding spirit of the SF Bay Area's vibrant Louisiana French music community.
Sauce piquante ("pee-KAWNT") is a popular dish in south Louisiana. It's a highly seasoned stew, spicy with a hint of sweetness. It's an approach, rather than an exact recipe. Just like our music.
Sauce Piquante first played publically in the fall of 1999. Today, we perform regularly at a wide variety of venues and festivals. But we also love a good jam session, or just playing around the kitchen table. If you're in the neighborhood, stop by!