Tag Archives: Mitch Reed

Joe Hall and the Louisiana Cane Cutters, Live at Nunu’s (Fruge)

At the confluence of bayous Teche and Fuselier stands Nunu’s, the highly unusual cultural center where visual arts, an indigenous cuisine café, poetry readings, music classes and performance all converge under one roof. Many a dance has been played in the grand salon that doubles as an art gallery of sorts. But surprisingly, after many [...]

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 [...]

BeauSoleil: Beau Brothers

Back in 1986, when BeauSoleil was first starting to tour a lot outside Louisiana, back when the Doucet brothers still had a bit of hair atop their heads, the band played at the Kennedy Center, Washington’s red-carpeted bastion of high culture. BeauSoleil was just a quartet in those days—Michael Doucet on fiddle, David Doucet on [...]