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Kyle Huval and the Dixie Club Ramblers, “Straight Allons” (Valcour Records)

Kyle Huval contends that if you add a few scratches to his new disc, you get an old Cajun record that’s a few generations removed. Other than today’s studio technology […]

Big Easy Playboys, “Preview” (Independent)

You can’t be something you’re not, which is certainly the credo of New Orleans’ Big Easy Playboys (BEP). BEP isn’t from the epicenter of zydeco, St. Landry Parish, nor does […]

The Huval-Fuselier Cajun Trio, Self-Titled (Independent)

The Huval-Fuselier Cajun Trio formed when the distance between Lafayette-based teenagers Zach Fuselier and Huval brothers Phillip and Luke became too impractical to gig regularly with New Orleans accordionist Cameron […]

D.L. Menard, 1932-2017

Cajun music lost its most beloved and colorful character, Doris Leon “D.L.” Menard, on Thursday, July 27, 2017, after he succumbed to multiple ailments. The legend was 85. At his […]

Tabby Thomas Meets Lonesome Sundown, “Down in Louisiana” (Jasmine Records)

South Louisiana blues legends Tabby Thomas and Lonesome Sundown only share a co-billing on these vintage JD Miller sessions. Each is showcased separately with Baton Rouge’s Thomas having 18 tracks […]

High Performance, “Cajun Cool” (Swallow Records)

There’s nothing more fun than sifting through someone else’s record collection, especially when there are forgotten gems, diamonds in the rough and totally new and unexpected discoveries. That’s the atmosphere […]

Joe Hall and Friends, “Massé Family Two Step” (Fruge Records)

What Joe Hall is the most proud of on his first CD since 2011 are not his own performances per se but his grandfather Clement “King” Ned’s solo rendering of […]

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 […]