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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 […]

Brass Mimosa, “Stay Sharp” (Independent)

Originally, Lafayette’s Brass Mimosa was aiming at the blues rock market. But when Alex Camel switched to bass from guitar, allowing its bassist (now departed) to play guitar, it evolved […]

Jamie Bergeron & the Kickin’ Cajuns, “Comin’ In Hot” (KC Entertainment)

Jamie Bergeron and the Kickin’ Cajuns were recently voted Times of Acadiana’s Best Cajun Band for the 13th straight year, amazing considering that the band probably plays the widest variety […]

Forest Huval, “Forest Huval” (Independent)

Forest Huval’s eponymously titled debut has strong ties to Al Berard, one of his influential Cajun music mentors. All of the tunes heard here are associated with the late fiddler […]

Jeff Chaz, “This Silence is Killing Me” (JCP Records)

Something must have uncorked Jeff Chaz when he recorded Sounds Like the Blues to Me, his previous album, because this is his second recording of original material within a year. […]

The Revelers, “Play the Swamp Pop Classics, Volume 2” (Independent)

The Revelers have it figured out: Drop vinyl-only, four-song EPs (Volume 2 includes a complimentary CD containing all eight tracks from both volumes) in between full-length releases to stimulate and […]