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Canebreakers, “Still Lives” (Independent)

With its members now spread across the Pelican State, the Lake Charles–rooted Canebreakers didn’t have months to record a new album like it did for its auspicious debut Frame and […]

Glenn Fields: New Director Carries Two Big Sticks

“I’m the kind of guy who needs a project,” admits Glenn Fields. Besides being the drummer of the popular swamp pop aggregation the Revelers, Fields was named the Executive Director […]

If It Makes You Happy: The Revelers are never going to be a pop band

THE REVELERS: SUNDAY, APRIL 30—FAIS DO-DO STAGE, 2:50 P.M.   Legend has it that the Revelers began when the ghost of C.C. Adcock appeared to drummer Glenn Fields in the […]

Honoring Fallen Musicians: Tributes to Buckwheat Zydeco at Festival International and Jazz Fest

A TRIBUTE TO BUCKWHEAT ZYDECO: SATURDAY, MAY 6—BLUES TENT, 2:35 P.M.   “Buckwheat is special to the whole world,” says Corey “Lil Pop” Ledet, zydeco accordionist and participant in the […]

Chris Belleau, “Swamp Fever” (Proud Dog Records)

The great thing about a Chris Belleau record is that you never know what the Baton Rouge roots musician is going to do next, but guaranteed, an indigenous identity will […]

Truckstop Honeymoon, “Big Things and Little Things” (Squirrel Records)

Since Truckstop Honeymoon’s Mike and Katie West have always toured with their brood in tow, it only made sense to have Sadie, Vega, Julian and Esther guest here by singing […]

David Greely, “Shadows-on-the-Teche” (Give and Go Records)

Shadows-on-the-Teche is, arguably, David Greely’s most unusual recording yet in a storied career of eclectic solo projects and decades with Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys. Commissioned by the National […]

Corey Ledet & His Zydeco Band, “Standing on Faith” (CPL Records)

It’s becoming a familiar story. Many of today’s zydeco stalwarts would rather be known as artists with overarching talents than be pigeonholed solely as zydeco. Now add Corey Ledet to […]

Josh Hyde, “The Call of the Night” (Independent)

Though he isn’t exactly a household name in the Pelican State music scene, singer-songwriter/guitarist Josh Hyde isn’t a stranger, either. Since 1998, he’s released five self-produced albums, and he occasionally […]

Sing It!: Musicians rally for a series of David Egan tribute concerts

There was never any doubt that the musical legacy of singer-songwriter/pianist David Egan would live on. Now approximately a year after losing a hard fought battle against cancer on March […]