The High Life Cajun Band plays straight out Cajun dance music.  The sounds and rhythms of a Friday night dance in southwest Louisiana are alive and kicking when this band begins to play.  With the accordion and fiddle at the helm of the melody, and the guitar bringing the rhythm, the melodies of Acadiana pulse and push dancers across the floor.  This band plays Pig Roasts, BBQ’s, club dates, dances, private parties and festivals.  This latest lineup of the High Life formed over the last few years when Angela Wood and Ben Guzman relocated from Los Angeles to Colorado Springs. Having honed their chops with Jacob Pennison and Doug Tiano in L.A., Wood and Guzman were eager to continue playing Cajun music.  Introduced to Mat LaFleur on accordion, the three began playing eagerly, honestly and often in Colorado Springs.

Accordion – Mat LaFleur

Fiddle – Ben Guzman

Guitar – Angela Wood

Notable performances

The Charles Sawtelle Memorial Mountain Jam (as PineCreek Cajun Band)

Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Gator By the Bay

Los Angeles Old Time Social

Central Coast Folk Festival

Make Music Pasadena

Topanga Banjo and Fiddle Contest

Folkworks Folk/Roots Festival

Echo Park Rising

Roots Roadhouse 2018

Past Members (We Love You Guys!!!):

Accordion – Jacob Pennison

Drums – Doug Tiano