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Peter Novelli, St. Amant Sessions (Chalet Music)

Peter Novelli’s third album kicks off with a bang with guest Sonny Landreth’s signature slide guitar on “Louisiana Sunrise.” It’s a riveting road song with Novelli driving all night to […]

GG Shinn, One Last Kiss (Sound of New Orleans)

In short, GG Shinn is the stuff legends are made of. He rose to prominence as a Boogie King with a four-octave range and one of the most gripping voices […]

Opelousas’ Zydeco Exhibit

When it comes to zydeco, Opelousas has always had it going on. The “King of Zydeco” Clifton Chenier and his rubboard-scrapping brother Cleveland hailed from Opelousas. Two of zydeco’s oldest […]

Ruben Moreno, Compliqué (Independent)

As the cognate implies, compliqué means complicated, a totally fitting description of the artist still known as Ruben Moreno. The rising zydeco star is of both Latin and Creole heritage—Leroy […]

Obituary: Milton Vanicor

ajun music lost its iron horse rock star, 96-year-old Milton Vanicor, who died peacefully at home in Welsh, Louisiana, on Friday June 5, 2015, of congestive heart failure. He leaves […]

Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, Voyageurs (Independent)

“Voyageurs” mean travelers, something which Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys has done on many levels over the course of 14 albums and 27 years in existence. Accordingly, several songs […]

Gina Forsyth, The Fiddle EP (Blue Dot Music)

As a musical artist, Gina Forsyth isn’t an easy one to pin down. She’s been riding shotgun in Bruce Daigrepont’s Cajun band for decades but she’s also a member of […]

Ruben Moreno Pushes Zydeco Forward

When rising zydeco star Ruben Moreno opens the Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival on the morning of Sunday, June 7, it will become evident how zydeco continues to advance its cultural horizons […]

Valcour Records Releases Lomax Recordings Box Set

A decade ago, a trio of like-minded 20-somethings pooled their distinct yet complimentary talents to form a record label. Even in the midst of the declining record industry, the Valcour […]

Lane Mack, Lane Mack (Independent)

Stepping out of the shadows of South Louisiana roots rockers Sons of Voodoo, guitarist Lane Mack’s seven-tune, eponymously titled EP is one helluva joy ride. From the opening barrage of […]