Offbeat Cover for February, 2009

February 2009 Contents

Cover Story

BeauSoleil: Beau Brothers


Amanda Shaw: Beads and More

Cajun Mardi Gras: The Rules of the Road

Mardi Gras Indians: New Times for New Suits


Papa Mali

OffBeat Eats

Dining Out: Casamento’s

Offbeat Eats: Aged to Perfection

The Gravy: In the Kitchen with John Autin

Topsy Chapman Hits the Spot at Palm Court Jazz Cafe


A Century of Zulu

A Whole New World

Carnival Time’s New Home

Still the Guide

Three Sides to Every Story


Aaron Parks, Invisible Cinema (Blue Note)

BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet, Alligator Purse (Yep Roc)

Cedric Burnside and Lightnin’ Malcom, 2 Man Wrecking Crew (Delta Groove)

Christine Balfa, Christine Balfa Plays the Triangle (Valcour)

Duke Heitger and Bernd Lhotzky, Doin’ the Voom Voom (Arbors)

Glen David Andrews, Walkin’ Through Heaven’s Gate (Threadhead)

LeRoy Thomas, The People’s Favorites of LeRoy Thomas (Independent)

Mark Olson and Gary Louris, Ready for the Flood (New West)

Raul Malo, Lucky One (Fantasy)

Royce Osborn, All on a Mardi Gras Day (Spyboy DVD)

T-Broussard and the Zydeco Steppers, Super T (Independent)

The Figs, What Keeps You Up at Night (Independent)

Tom Jones, 24 Hours (S-Curve)

Various Artists, Delmark: 55 Years of Blues (Delmark)

Various Artists, Festivals Acadiens Live 1981 (Louisiana Crossroads)

Various Artists, The Solo Art Story, Volume 1 (Piano Blues and Boogie 1938-39) (Solo Art)

Why Are We Building Such a Big Ship, No Blood No Blooms (Domino Sound)

Mojo Mouth

Mardi Gras and Inspiration


February 2009 Letters