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Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Gnomes and Badgers (Seven Spheres Records)

The comical cover illustration of the grouchy gnome and the feisty badger pointing fingers at each other is practically an uncaptioned political cartoon. Left to interpretation, it could symbolize the […]

Singing in Unison: The Daiquiri Queens twist Cajun music into its own special concoction

Celebrated author and noted daiquiri connoisseur Ernest Hemingway might have looked back once or twice during his lifetime, but so far Lafayette’s traditional-minded Cajun hipsters the Daiquiri Queens have not. […]

MY MUSIC with Dikki Du a.k.a. Troy Carrier

“I was nine years old when I first started playing zydeco. My uncle John used to play the washboard for my father [Roy Carrier], and he didn’t make it one […]

Josh Hyde, Into the Soul (Independent)

After releasing his critically acclaimed Call of the Night effort in 2017, Alexandria guitarist-songwriter Josh Hyde knew it would be only a matter time before he worked with Nashville producer […]

Harrison Fontenot, The Harrison Fontenot Cajun Collection (Swallow Records)

The name Harrison Fontenot may not be a regular topic of conversation among Cajun music fans beyond Acadiana, but nonetheless this 26-track posthumous collection will likely bring more notoriety to […]

Calvin Lavergne, Cajunman (Independent)

Though Cajunman marks Calvin Lavergne’s full-length debut, it’s really Cajunman 2.0. A five-song EP consisting of three swamp poppers and two Cajun French originals was briefly released in 2017, before […]

Junior Dugas, Your Love Captured Me (Jin Records)

Veteran swamp pop sideman Junior Dugas recorded these dozen tracks as something intended only for friends and family. That is, until swamp pop legends Tommy McLain, Warren Storm and Johnnie […]

Fest Focus: T’Monde

Friday, May 3, Fais Do Do Stage, 11:15 a.m.   T’Monde continues to expand its universe. In February, the Cajun trio of accordionist Drew Simon, fiddler Kelli Jones, and guitarist […]

Jimmy Breaux and Johnny Sonnier pay tribute to Aldus Roger

Besides Jazz Fest’s annual celebration of indigenous music and culture, one of the special things about it is that it pays homage to those who have influenced and shaped the […]

Belton Richard, The Essential Cajun Music Collection, Volume 2 (Swallow Records)

  With interest mounting in the musical legacy of Belton Richard, it seems criminal that not all his discography has been released on CD, since virtually every contemporary Cajun band […]