ELAINE HERRICK (BASS) A versatile musician stylistically, Elaine’s bass work can be heard on recordings by bands featuring French music such as Frog Legs and CZ and the Bon Vivants.  She has also performed and recorded jazz with The Heartbeats, Worry Later, and with vocalists Helen Mead and Suzi Gilbert.   She recorded Baroque music with the Bay Area Women’s Philharmonic.  Elaine was introduced to French Cajun music by accordion player Andrew Carrier.  Upon their first meeting, Elaine took her first look at his diatonic, single row button accordion and exclaimed, “What is that?!”  From that day on, she was hooked to this dance music.

Traditional Cajun
Creole Dance Music