2019 Bands To Be Announced
Lost Bayou RamblersThey're latest album won a grammy! Lost Bayou Ramblers' evolution as a Cajun band continues to excite, challenge, and redefine both genre expectations as well as cultural preconceptions. Produced by Korey Richey (LCD Soundsystem, Arcade Fire) their 8th album, KALENDA, gave the band the title of "one of the most vital voices in contemporary Louisiana. The bands' performance, produced by JACK WHITE, on the 2017 documentary series and record release, AMERICAN EPIC, solidifies Lost Bayou Ramblers'
Los TexmaniacsGrammy 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.
Pine Leaf BoysWorld-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.
Peter RowanGrammy-award winner Peter Rowan is a singer-songwriter with a career spanning over five decades. From his early years playing under the tutelage of Bluegrass veteran Bill Monroe, to his time in Old & In the Way and his breakout as a solo musician and bandleader, Rowan has built a devoted, international fan base through a solid stream of recordings, collaborative projects, and constant touring.
The RevelersOriginal 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.”
Preston FrankPreston 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.
Ed PoullardEd 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
Horace TrahanHorace Trahan, the maker of the hit single, “That Butt Thing,” is a world renowned Cajun and Zydeco artist, respected for his ability to pull the hell out of an accordion and belt out vocals that will give you chills. Having over-stepped boundaries and bypassed the stereotypes of naysayers, this native of Ossun, Louisiana, has made a huge and highly anticipated comeback on the music scene!
Creole String BeansTHE classic New Orleans swamp pop party band. With exceptional taste in song selection and a repertoire that ranges far and wide, the 'Beans are able to take their devoted dance fans to dangerous altitudes of twistin' 'n' shoutin' ecstasy with high energy and melodic finesse.
Goldman ThibodeauxA 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
Jesse LegeOne 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.
Cedric WatsonCedric Watson is one of the most noted young talents with unlimited potential to emerge on the French Creole music scene in recent years.
Johnny NicolasA consummate songwriter and a great singer blessed with a warm, toasty growl of a voice that can roll from rumble to croon and back again with seductive ease.
SarcoticsMuzic rawkers from way way down in most humid part of Louisiana. They might blow some holes in your socks.
Ralph WhiteOne of our foremost instrumentalists and a true hidden American treasure, Ralph White has taken the back roads in his inspired pursuit of the ancient roots of music. The "folk/noise/avant-whatever genius" (Joe Gross, Austin Statesman) has made many strange travels as an itinerant musician and laborer. Thus his intimate, nuanced musical language has slowly revealed itself, along a path that meanders from the apple orchards of British Columbia to the villages of Zimbabwe and Namibia.
Old SkyBeautiful tunes and harmonies from the heartland of Vermont. Old Sky is Andrew Stearns & Shay Gestal.