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Tiffany Pollack & Eric Johanson, “Blues in My Blood” (Nola Blue Records)

Tiffany Pollack and Eric Johanson are literally long lost cousins who connected later in life. Since both already had their mainstay gigs–Johanson entrenched in blues, and Pollack a jazz singer–they […]

Joe Hall & the Cane Cutters, Aye Cher Catin (Fruge Records)

Joe Hall & the Cane Cutters’ Aye Cher Catin is the group’s third official offering on the Michigan-based Fruge Records that is coincidentally helmed by Cane Cutters’ guitarist Mark Palms. […]

Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, 30 Years Live! (Valcour Records)

The Rolling Stones band is famous for its freakish longevity, but groups like Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys playing an indigenous, cultural music (read: Cajun) for half that time […]

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Gnomes and Badgers (Seven Spheres Records)

The comical cover illustration of the grouchy gnome and the feisty badger pointing fingers at each other is practically an uncaptioned political cartoon. Left to interpretation, it could symbolize the […]

Singing in Unison: The Daiquiri Queens twist Cajun music into its own special concoction

Celebrated author and noted daiquiri connoisseur Ernest Hemingway might have looked back once or twice during his lifetime, but so far Lafayette’s traditional-minded Cajun hipsters the Daiquiri Queens have not. […]

MY MUSIC with Dikki Du a.k.a. Troy Carrier

“I was nine years old when I first started playing zydeco. My uncle John used to play the washboard for my father [Roy Carrier], and he didn’t make it one […]

Josh Hyde, Into the Soul (Independent)

After releasing his critically acclaimed Call of the Night effort in 2017, Alexandria guitarist-songwriter Josh Hyde knew it would be only a matter time before he worked with Nashville producer […]

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 […]

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 […]

Junior Dugas, Your Love Captured Me (Jin Records)

Veteran swamp pop sideman Junior Dugas recorded these dozen tracks as something intended only for friends and family. That is, until swamp pop legends Tommy McLain, Warren Storm and Johnnie […]