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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: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 […]

Feature Review: Acadian All Star Special: The Pioneering Cajun Recordings of J.D. Miller

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Review: Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys, Grand Isle

Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys Grand Isle [Self-released (2011)] In recent years, Steve Riley has been involved in several side project groups, such as High Performance, Racines, and Lil’ Band O’ Gold. Maybe that’s why it has taken five years for one of Cajun music’s most prolific and adventurous performers to release a new studio […]

Review: Donald Fontenot and Friends of Louisiana, Wide Open

It’s been far too long since we had a cajun album to talk about. This makes me want to go poke about in the shoals for some crawfish. Those live in the ocean, right? I’ll just get my palm tree umbrella and go for a stroll. Or a two-step! — Donald Fontenot and Friends of […]