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Harrison Fontenot, The Harrison Fontenot Cajun Collection (Swallow Records)

The name Harrison Fontenot may not be a regular topic of conversation among Cajun music fans beyond Acadiana, but nonetheless this 26-track posthumous collection will likely bring more notoriety to […]

Jimmie Vaughan, Baby, Baby Please Come Home (The Last Records)

The gangster of the blues guitar, and one-time original member of the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Texan Jimmie Vaughan is back with his latest outing, and if you’re a blues fan, you […]

Calvin Lavergne, Cajunman (Independent)

Though Cajunman marks Calvin Lavergne’s full-length debut, it’s really Cajunman 2.0. A five-song EP consisting of three swamp poppers and two Cajun French originals was briefly released in 2017, before […]

Davell Crawford, Dear Fats, I Love You (Basin Street Records)

Davell Crawford allows his piano to sing the lyrics of the late, legendary Fats Domino’s greatest hits on Dear Fats, I Love You. He’s alone at the wonderfully rich sounding […]

Funk on Da Table, Live at Tipitina’s (Coastline)

June Yamagishi is the most celebrated electric guitarist in Japanese music history. His move to New Orleans in search of a higher level of musical enlightenment was something like British […]

Valerie Sassyfrass, Blast Off! A Cosmic Cabaret (Independent)

We’ve seen this before: A talented musician toils in obscurity for lo these many years, until suddenly, almost accidentally, she trips over her formula for success. But in just that […]

Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers, Bon Ton (Louisiana Red Hot Records)

Dwayne Dopsie gets right to it with his accordion pumpin’ on his original, “Andree Jones,” the opener of Bon Ton. The tune has all the zydeco essentials, including hilarious lyrics […]

Various Artists, Cover Me: The Eddie Hinton Songbook (Ace)

In reissuing the crème de la crème from Eddie Hinton’s catalog, Ace has again mined the Muscle Shoals music catalogue. A talented songwriter, producer and guitarist, the late Hinton might […]

The HooDoo Loungers, Head & Heart & Hips (Independent)

With their latest release, Head & Heart & Hips, East Coast–based the HooDoo Loungers effectively combine many of the musical styles that grace the local clubs (and streets) of New […]

Alex Chilton, From Memphis to New Orleans (Bar None)

Celebrity history is filled with people who are victims of their own success. Rock and roll history has produced a curious corollary: musicians who fall victim to their own legends. […]