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Rusty Metoyer and the Zydeco Krush, In Due Time (Back Porch Entertainment)

Rusty Metoyer started playing accordion at age 14 to fill a musical void at family parties after his grandfather’s passing. Nearly a decade later, Metoyer has become one of the […]

Doublewide, Doublewide (Carhouse Records)

The old adage “too rock for country and too country for rock” used to be the death knell for any band straddling the sanctified lines of these genres. Lafayette’s Doublewide […]

Barry Jean Ancelet & Sam Broussard, Broken Promised Land (Swallow Records)

For decades now, retired ULL professor Barry Ancelet has written French language poems and lyrics under the pseudonym of Jean Arceneaux. A few have been recorded, such as “Late in […]

Festivals Acadiens: Cosmic Moments

“If you had told me in 1974 when we were doing that very first one that in 2016, we would have 65 groups playing and it still wouldn’t be enough […]

Bruce Daigrepont, Bienvenue Dans le Sud de la Louisiane (Bayou Pon Pon)

Bienvenue Dans le Sud de la Louisiane, Bruce Daigrepont’s first band record since 1999’s Paradis, consists of 14 finely crafted originals, with several having been performed live for years, some […]

Smoky Greenwell, South Louisiana Blues (Greenwell Records)

Harmonica ace Smoky Greenwell and guitarist Jack Kolb originally intended this to be a tribute to legendary Excello recording artist Lonesome Sundown. That explains the trio of Sundown covers heard […]

Gina Forsyth, Copper Rooster (Waterbug Records)

If you want to hear lots of fiddle tunes, go to a dulcimer festival. That’s what Gina Forsyth did, which served as the inspiration for her full-­length fiddle album. In […]

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 […]