A little history and some begats: Goldman Thibodeaux and the Lawtell Playboys play Creole La-la music from the 1920-30s. The band was originally started in 1946 when brothers Bébé and Eraste Carriere combined their talents to form The Lawtell Playboys. Bébé, who made his first fiddle from a cigar box and a broken window screen, played alongside his brother Eraste, on accordion, for many years. Eraste became ill and aged and passed the position on to Delton Broussard, who played with Bébé for man
Grammy Award winners, Los Texmaniacs are the new kings of Tex-Mex . Annointed by Flaco Jimenez , Los Texmaniacs feed the masses, with only the best in musical fare. Founded by Max Baca (bajo sexto, vocals), the TexManiacs are a product of his wide-ranging experience touring and recording with Flaco Jimenenz, the original Texas Tornados, Los Super Seven and even the Rolling Stones. Max has participated on eleven Grammy winning projects.
Strong and beautiful harmonies and super fun performances from very talented group of Cajun artists.
Original members from Red Stick Ramblers, the Revelers, this band is born out of the band who started Blackpot Festival. “There has to be at least one band in the country that reveres the past and is unafraid about dragging it into the future. Mark down the Revelers as that band, musicians who aren’t afraid of mixing up accordion, fiddles, saxophones and guitars. Sometimes the greasiest gumbo can also be the best, as anyone within earshot of this mess will attest. Bon ton all night long.”
Tuba Skinny is a solid ensemble dedicated to bringing the traditional New Orleans sound. Drawing on a wide range of musical influences—from spirituals to Depression-era blues, from ragtime to traditional jazz—their sound evokes the rich musical heritage of their New Orleans home.
World-renowned Pine Leaf Boys have made a name for presenting their own inimitable brand of Louisiana music with youthful exuberance, blending the sounds of Cajun, Zydeco, Swamp-Pop, Country and Soul. Founded in 2005 in Lafayette, Louisiana, Pine Leaf Boys have garnered one Grammy® award (2012 Best Regional Roots) and four Grammy® Nominations.
Preston is one of the last of the older Creole style of accordion players. He makes real Creole music from the small rural community of Soileau, Louisiana and is an important force in preserving traditional Creole French music. He is the father of Keith Frank, one of the most popular young Zydeco artist of today in Louisiana.
One dance hall at a time...That is the life work of Jesse Lége: to bring traditional, foot-stompin’ Cajun dance hall music from the dusty back roads of southwest Louisiana, coast to coast and around the world.
Ed Poullard is a native of Eunice, on the broad southwestern Louisiana plains where native Creoles and emigrant Cajuns met, mingled and molded the sounds of zydeco, one of the nation's few indigenous musics. He learned his craft at his father's and grandfather's knees, absorbing the sounds made by working men and women in their spare time at the dances, parties and celebrations that speckled the calendar. He started on drums and guitar before moving on to the more traditional
When you see the Ragtime Shepherd Kings you'll witness: fancy fiddling, dueling hawaiian guitars, ukelele wizardry, flashy lap-steel guitar, a menagerie of toy instruments, vocal harmonies that sound as if they were polished by hand, a musical pig "porkestra," scandalous dancing--and that's just the intermission!
Lone Piñon is a New Mexican string band, or “orquesta típica”, whose music celebrates the integrity of their region's cultural roots. With fiddles, upright bass, accordions, mandolin, guitar, vihuela, and bilingual vocals, they play a wide spectrum of the traditional music that is at home in New Mexico.
Grammy nominated Zydeco innovator, Corey Ledet’s versatile sound allows him to impress any audience. He keeps one foot firmly in the tradition while exploring surrounding influences in order to create the best of both worlds, and is able to infuse old and new styles of Zydeco into his own unique sound.
K.C. Jones moves effortlessly between genres, traditions, and musical concepts. She has recently released a new record Queen of the In Between.
THE FAUX PAWS are a distinctive sound that bends and blends traditional folk and classic country with driving dancehall rhythms and explosive improvisation.
Jackson & The Janks shake it, break it and throw it down for a full on party with amazing musicianship.