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REWIND: C.C. Adcock, C.C. Adcock (Island Records)

Well, I met [Island Records’] Denny [Cordell] through his son Tarka, an English kid, who was a great friend of mine. Tarka and I met in Hollywood where I had […]

Wayne Toups, Wayne Toups (Malaco Music Group)

Longtime fans will notice an artistic shift on Wayne Toups’ first non­trad Americana­ish outing since 2004’s Whoever Said It Was Easy. Unlike on Easy, Toups plays accordion on only five […]

Various Artists, I Wanna Sing Right: Rediscovering Lomax in the Evangeline Country Part Four: Good Women and Bad Girls (Valcour Records)

Valcour Records closes out its four-part series of reinterpreting jewels from the Lomax Archive with no shortage of surprises. Givers’ Tiffany Lamson probably has the most contemporary arrangement of the […]

Various Artists, Zydeco: Black Creole, French Music & Blues 1929–1972 (Frémeaux & Associés)

Though there are many paths to take when examining zydeco’s evolution, it’s hard to imagine a more comprehensive compilation than France’s Frémeaux & Associés’ Zydeco: Black Creole, French Music & […]

The Nouveau String Band, The Great American Road Trip (Pu-Pun Dreams)

After a litany of departed marquee female vocalists, the Nouveau String Band (NSB) has focused on being its own entity with the addition of Lafayette’s omnipresent drummer Danny Kimball. On […]

Keith Stone, The Prodigal Returns (Keith Stone Music)

As one might surmise by the title, Keith Stone left the Crescent City only to return with an even greater appreciation for his native city. Eventually producer/bassist David Hyde convinced […]

Boogie Kings, Legacy (MTE Records)

Legacy is the long-lost Boogie Kings record that was nearly completed in 2009. But when bandleader Ned Theall unexpectedly passed away in January 2010, its future became questionable. Last year […]

Michael Doucet and Tom Rigney, Cajun Fandango (Parhelion Records)

Epic jam sessions between BeauSoleil’s Michael Doucet and Flambeau’s Tom Rigney eventually materialized into this fiery twin fiddle record for the rest of world to hear. Doucet brought several Cajun […]

The Evolution of Zydeco: Sean Ardoin is Back

After 35 years of playing zydeco with his father (Lawrence Ardoin and His French Zydeco Band), leading Double Clutchin’ (featuring younger brother Chris on accordion) and fronting his own aggregation, […]

Jeff Chaz, Sounds Like the Blues to Me (JCP Records)

A French Quarter fixture known for marathon gigs, Jeff Chaz achieves a career milestone here that’s primarily due to having ample studio time with such A-list musicians as drummer Doug […]