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Kristi Guillory & Anya Burgess, Kristi Guillory & Anya Burgess (Valcour Records)

It’s been quite a run lately for Kristi Guillory and Anya Burgess. In the spring, their band Bonsoir, Catin released its third album, Light the Stars, to critical acclaim. This […]

Smoky Greenwell, Smoky Greenwell’s New Orleans Blues Jam (Greenwell Records)

That lucky Smoky Greenwell. The dude works across the street from his French Quarter residence and hosts a popular Monday night blues jam at BMC around the corner. In between […]

Sean Johnson and the Wild Lotus Band, Unity (Wild Lotus Productions)

It’d be easy to dismiss Sean Johnson and the Wild Lotus Band as music solely for the yoga world. Though it’s rooted in the Indian kirtan genre with Sanskrit-sung mantras […]

Various Artists, Je M’Endors (Louisiana Folk Roots)

As much as Cajun music has historically been associated with the concept of fais do-do, there haven’t been many recordings with sleeping babies in mind. With an assemblage of Acadiana’s […]

The Cajun Country Revival, Greetings from Louisiana! (Valcour Records)

Just as they did on 2011’s The Right Combination, Jesse Legé and Joel Savoy join forces with Foghorn String Band’s Nadine Landry and Sammy Lind, but this time as a […]

Keith Frank & the Soileau Zydeco Band, Live at Slim’s Y-KiKi Vol. II (Independent)

On his second live album recorded at the same venue, the faux Tropicana Slim’s Y-KiKi, Keith Frank repeatedly asks the question “Do you wanna go back?” consistently followed by a […]

Lost Bayou Ramblers, Gasa Gasa Live (Bayou Perdu Records)

The Lost Bayou Ramblers’ last studio album, Mammoth Waltz, was a quantum leap in merging trad Cajun and underground rock into some sort of progressive alternative. The Ramblers’ second live […]

Jeremy Lyons, Make It Better (Independent)

If it’s been a while since you’ve heard the music of Jeremy Lyons, his sonic artistry has changed somewhat since he left New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. He […]

Kevin Naquin & the Ossun Playboys, No Guarantee (Swallow Records)

It’s hard to image Kevin Naquin and the Ossun Playboys sounding any better than it did on 2010’s Cravin’ Cajun, where everything fit neatly into place. Despite the tragic passing […]

Smoky Babe, Way Back in the Country Blues (Arhoolie Records)

Unlike his Baton Rouge-area contemporaries Robert Pete Williams, Butch Cage and Willie B. Thomas, Smoky Babe (aka Robert Brown) never made it to the blues-revival stages of the ’60s, nor […]