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6 Acts to Catch This Spring
A new generation of Lafayette musicians incorporates old-school grooves.
This Arnaudville group blends Creole, Cajun and traditional zydeco.
The Necessary Gentlemen combine a love of old-time bluegrass, country and add an occasional Cajun twist.
Lafayette’s traditional Cajun trio tears it up at dancehalls, festivals and weddings.
6 inspiring cajun musicians
Zydecool’s Take on an evolving tradition
New Orleans-based Sweet Crude gives props
to its members’ Acadian heritage.
Today’s young Cajun and zydeco musicians face a choice: adhere strictly to the traditions and represent the cultures, or expand upon Acadiana music and hope listeners embrace it instead of being offended. The website of the otherwise provincial Cajun band…
Wherever Mardi Gras is celebrated, the mask is key. Behind the best masks, they can’t tell whether you are laughing or crying. They can’t tell how absolutely drunk you are. The mask helps erase consequence. “Riders want folks to say,…