Tag Archive | cajun

Review: Cajun Roosters & Friends, Transatlantic Sessions

Cajun Roosters & Friends Transatlantic Sessions [www.cajunweb.de] Transatlantic Sessions is probably one of the most unusual recordings in Cajun music; but then again, the Cajun Roosters aren’t your ordinary chank-a-chankers either. The award-winning Roosters aren’t from the heart of Cajun country but are actually a pan-European band consisting of Britain’s Chris Hall (accordion/rubboard) and Sam Murray (percussion/lapsteel); Scotland’s […]

Review: Kristi Guillory and the Midtown Project, Broken Glass

Kristi Guillory and the Midtown Project Broken Glass [Self-released (2012)] Think someone known for playing trad Cajun music with a wheezy accordion can’t pull off a little ballsy Americana roots rock? Well, think again. Kristi Guillory, who fronts her band BonSoir Catin, has been dabbling in roots rock since she was a kid, right around […]

Review: The Foghorn Trio, Sud de la Louisiane

The Foghorn Trio Sud de la Louisiane [Quick Silver Productions (2011)] While Portland’s Foghorn String Band (FSB) has disappeared into the mist—at least for now—the good news is there’s a related incarnation with FSB mainstays Caleb Klauder (mandolin, fiddle, guitar) and Sammy Lind (fiddle, guitar, banjo). Nadine Landry, formerly of Quebec, rounds out the trio […]

Feature review: Jesse Lége, Joel Savoy, and the Cajun Country Revival, The Right Combination

Jesse Lége, Joel Savoy, and the Cajun Country Revival The Right Combination [Valcour Records (2011)] A day after The Foghorn Trio wrapped up its auspicious debut at Joel Savoy‘s countryside studio in October 2010, Savoy (fiddle), Jesse Lége (accordion), the Trio, Paul Brainard (electric/steel guitar), and Ned Folkerth (drums) immediately set forth to record one […]

Horace Trahan, Christmas In Every Way

[Editor’s note: Yeah, this is the only Christmas album we reviewed this year. Feel free to call us humbugs. Or use this as your really last minute shopping for that Aunt who just loves Christmas albums – it’s a mere five bucks and might convert them to a cajun listener!] Horace Trahan Christmas In Every […]

Review:Cedric Watson et Bijou Creole, Le Soleíl Est Levé

Driftwood’s been nominated for a Mobbie again! You can vote for us once a day right here. Remember, you don’t have to be in Baltimore to vote. —   Cedric Watson et Bijou Creole Le Soleíl Est Levé [Lache Pas Records (2011)] On this mostly original affair—his third release in less than two years—Cedric Watson continues […]

Review: Tab Benoit, Medicine

Tab Benoit Medicine [Telarc (2011)] You had to suspect that artist-to-artist collaborations weren’t far behind when Louisiana bluesman Tab Benoit formed the Voice of the Wetlands Allstars a few years back with such contemporaries as Anders Osborne, George Porter, Cyril Neville, Johnnie Sansone, and Waylon Thibodeaux. On Benoit’s tenth Telarc release, fellow Wetlands Allstar Osborne plays a big […]