Post Tagged with: "Cajun"

BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet – From Bamako to Carencro (2013)

BeauSoleil’s first studio recording since 2009’s Alligator Purse finds Michael Doucet’s frisky amalgam retracing Louisiana music’s journey from West Africa to the swamps of south Louisiana

Chris Belleau – Knee Deep in the Blues (2013)

Chris Belleau is not just knee deep in the blues. He’s at least that far in on traditional Cajun, and up to his ankles in country. He’s even got a toe in classic mid-1960s rock.

The Friday Morning Listen: The Oxford American Southern Music Issue – The Music of Louisiana (2012)

So I decided a while back that it would be a good idea for me to start backing up stuff from my computer.

Eagles, Herbie Hancock, Tom Petty, Levon Helm slated for 2012 New Orleans Jazz Fest

The Eagles and Tom Petty play the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival for the first time, as 2012’s lineup is announced for the sprawling outdoor music event featuring rock, jazz, Americana, gospel, rhythm and blues, Cajun and zydeco.

Tab Benoit – Medicine (2011)

Since his 1992 debut Nice And Warm, you always know exactly what you’ll get from a Tab Benoit record: honest, rough-and-ready electric blues with a dash of Cajun seasoning, soulful bayou ballads and a two-step or two thrown in for good measure.

New Iberians Zydeco Blues Band – Bon Temps Rouge (2011)

There is a magic in the old songs, but not necessarily in performing them in the old ways.

Forgotten series: Tab Benoit – Wetlands (2002)

By S. Victor Aaron Ten years before Wetlands, a young Cajun kid from Baton Rouge walked into a Houston studio and produced some of the most refreshingly honest rock-tinged swamp blues ever heard. Yet, one worried that Benoit would go the way of may bluesmen who’ve tasted success and eventually dilute the pure sound of 1992’s Nice And Warm untilRead More

One Track Mind: Zachary Richard, with Celine Dion – "Acadian Driftwood" (2009)

One Track Mind: Zachary Richard, with Celine Dion – "Acadian Driftwood" (2009)

Both the most French of American musicians, and the other way around, Cajun rock star Zachary Richard makes roots music that couldn’t go by any other name. It is about his heritage, and his people’s, in Louisiana and in Canada and back all the way to France. In fact, his newest recording, “Last Kiss,” is Richard’s first non-French recording inRead More

One Track Mind: Tab Benoit "Fever For The Bayou" (2005)

One Track Mind: Tab Benoit "Fever For The Bayou" (2005)

by Pico As audacious as the claim might sound, Baton Rouge, Louisiana’s own Tab Benoit is the Bayou State’s answer to Stevie Ray Vaughan. It’s a feeling I’ve had from the time I discovered his well-received debut Nice And Warm from 1992 and haven’t wavered on that after about an album a year since then. He’s got all the rightRead More

Kip Sonnier and Hurricane – Truth or a Lie (1999)

NICK DERISO: You see the name “Sonnier,” you think Cajun. And you’re almost right. Sure, Jon Yudkin played fiddle on Kip Sonnier’s “Truth or a Lie.” Steve Duhon was on accordian. And, yeah, Sonnier is a Louisiana native. Even so, Bobby Terry could be found on pedal steel. And that gave this fun release on the independent Belkin Records labelRead More