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T’Monde, Lights in the Harbor (Album Review)

On the third album in its eight-year existence, Cajun trio T’Monde continues to distinguish itself from its fuller band contemporaries. Vocals are its most salient attribute, especially given the angelic […]

Lost Bayou Ramblers, On Va Continuer! (DVD) / Asteur (CD) (Lost Bayou Records)

This combined DVD-CD offering of the documentary On Va Continuer! and the live album Asteur celebrates the Lost Bayou Ramblers’ 20th anniversary as a group. In 2016, director/cinematographer Bruno Doria […]

Warren Storm, Taking the World By Storm (APO Records)

At some point when Yvette Landry was writing her book Taking the World, by Storm—A Conversation with Warren Storm Schexnider, The Godfather of Swamp Pop, someone suggested a companion disc […]

Feufollet, Prends Courage (Feufollet Records)

Christened after the boisterous garage rocker from Feufollet’s 2008 Cow Island Hop, Prends Courage marks the group’s 20th anniversary with 17 tracks culled from seven albums and a ’45’ with […]

Dukes of Dixieland, New Orleans Voodoo (Leisure Music Group)

With its release year printed as 2015 on the CD’s slipcase packing, Dukes of Dixieland’s voodoo-themed three- song EP is a bit of an oddity. But according to John Shoup, […]

Smithfield Fair, Gospelesque (Stevenson Productions)

With its existence inching towards the half-century mark—46 years to be exact—Smithfield Fair is believed to be the longest running folk/singer-songwriter aggregation in the Pelican State. But even so, its […]

Roger Mason, Jolie Blonde et Amiable Brune: Love Songs from Cajun and Creole Louisiana (Éditions Tintamarre / Centenary College of Louisiana Press)

Make the Songs Your Own   As he states in his authoritative body of work, Roger Mason is neither a Cajun, nor a trained ethnomusicologist, but a retired music teacher […]

Donna Angelle and the Zydeco Posse, I’m Just a Country Girl (Cypress Records)

Can you believe it? Donna Angelle’s last album, Guaranteed Lover, was released 11 years ago (2008) before the zydeco diva experienced one of those “life happens” events. Despite being musically […]

Fr. Ron & Friends, On My Way Home (Independent)

Retired Episcopal priest Father Ron Clingenpeel and his merrymaking musical gang enjoyed recording his 2016 folk covers album This Land so much, they had to do it again. But unlike […]

Sean Ardoin, Ven (Zydekool Records)

Hey, wait a minute! Didn’t Sean Ardoin just put out an album? But hot off the heels of his 2018 Grammy-nominated Kreole Rock and Soul comes Ven (meaning 20 in […]