For 34 years now, the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra has shown the region, known for its Cajun, Creole and Zydeco music, a few more uses for the fiddle and double bass. The sometimes 200-piece ASO has just begun its 34th season, themed “Orchestrating…
Author: Michael Patrick Welch
Lafayette musician Tiffany Lamson of Givers works on solo material and tries on several new genres
The Lost Bayou Ramblers are found by the Grammys, nabbing a shiny statue on the cusp of 20 years as a band
Super group Sarcotics brings forceful sounds to Acadiana and beyond
Pont Breaux in Breaux Bridge carries the torch lit by Mulate’s, with a little lagniappe
D.L. Menard, the ‘Cajun Hank Williams,’ lives on through his music
Musician Sean Ardoin remembers vibrant Miller’s Zydeco Hall of Fame in Opelousas
Breaux Bridge fiddler David Greely goes acoustic, sort of
The Cajun Music Preservation Society keeps tradition alive
And the last of Westbank Mardi Gras
French Zydeco musician Horace Trahan stays true to his roots, family
Isle Derniere brings hard rocking music to Acadiana en Français
The 11th annual Blackpot Festival in Lafayette celebrates regional cooking and ’old-timey’ musical traditions with modern flair and camping
The Jolly Inn in Houma continues the tradition of Cajun dining and dance halls
Meet Rad Wagon, a trio of 20-somethings who are keeping the scene fresh
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A new generation of Lafayette musicians incorporates old-school grooves.
This Arnaudville group blends Creole, Cajun and traditional zydeco.
The Necessary Gentlemen combine a love of old-time bluegrass, country and add an occasional Cajun twist.
Lafayette’s traditional Cajun trio tears it up at dancehalls, festivals and weddings.
New Orleans’ wedding singers make beautiful, funky and fun music for every aspect of your Big Day
6 inspiring cajun musicians
Zydecool’s Take on an evolving tradition
New Orleans-based Sweet Crude gives props to its members’ Acadian heritage.
The Tipitina’s Foundation programs foster growth in budding musicians.
Today’s young Cajun and zydeco musicians face a choice: adhere strictly to the traditions and represent the cultures, or expand upon Acadiana music and hope listeners embrace it instead of being offended. The website of the otherwise provincial Cajun band…
Wherever Mardi Gras is celebrated, the mask is key. Behind the best masks, they can’t tell whether you are laughing or crying. They can’t tell how absolutely drunk you are. The mask helps erase consequence. “Riders want folks to say,…
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