Tag Archives: Le Cajun Awards and Festival

Ellis Vanicor Takes Four Le Cajun Awards

Just because a musician was born in 1929 doesn’t mean he’s ready for the nursing home. Cajun fiddler Ellis Vanicor, 81, broadcasts that message loud and clear on the title song of his debut CD, Don’t Bury Me. Vanicor started playing fiddle in the 1940s and began his own band, the Lacassine Playboys. Through the [...]

The Right Side of the Red Carpet

As past president and longtime supporter of the Cajun French Music Association, Ray Landry knows all about organizing the annual Le Cajun Awards and Festival. The CFMA honors some of Cajun music’s best and brightest with a Grammy-style awards show and festival Aug. 20-22 at Lafayette’s Blackham Coliseum. But this year, instead of rolling out [...]