Do you want me to check with my friend and get back to you?
Bo Dollis and the Wild Magnolias The Hawketts Kid Ory and his Creole Jazzband Stop, Inc. Buckwheat Zydeco Terrance Simien and the Mallet Playboys Beausoleil Ils Sont Partis Band Mitch Cormier and the Cant Hardly Playboys
I cant vouch for any of them, although Ive been told (reminded) that I saw several of them last spring ...as may be, all the bands I saw in New Orleans were good. (Getting on for Mardi Gras, too...a very timely request on your part.)
Hope this helps.
Steve Riley and The Mamou Playboys and of course Balfa Toujours with their wonderful young fiddler and vocalist Courtney Grainger, are also worth checking out. Try their LIve at Whiskey River Landing Cd on Rounder. Both these bands played outstanding sets at recent Celtic Connections. Wouldnt it have been great to hear Blair Douglas playing with Balfa Toujours at Celtic Connections. maybe another year.
Other favourites are Savoy-Doucet Cajum Band and Ken Smith, another great fiddler, who toured here with DL Menard and Eddie Le Jeunne. His version of Creole Stomp was amazing!
Enjoy discovering the music of the bayou.
Arent people nice...
A good way to get a lot of the CDs you want is by going to amazon.com, keeping a long wish list, and watching for the prices to come down on used copies. I have made out like a bandit with this technique for years.
Another thought: I know that the Chieftains have done a number of world music/compilation albums that contain tracks of what might be described as fusion. I dont know that theyve done anything with Celtic-Cajun, but maybe so.
I am going to keep an eye out and about for Fiddlers 4. As individuals, theyre much admired, at least on the Left Coast of the U.S. Im sure concerts would be sold out immediately.
By the by, Simon, I know you dont like people pointing out spelling errors, but can we make an exception for my diphthong? Seeing it continually inverted is maddening.
See? All better. Enjoy the music.
Ill put the paper bag in the recycling bin.
Im a fairly lazy individual, and not a very good typist. Im beginning to ask myself, whats the point of posting a comment when its going to be deleted ten minutes later.
Without humour and music, my life would be f****d, Mando.
Robnite, considering how many of Onnys posts that Simon allows, I can only assume Mando went way over the limit and that is why he was scrubbed.
Anyway, in order to make sardonic observations a person has to be both intelligent and funny, and Onny is clearly both. Oh Onny, someone is being nice to you. Dont faint.
By way of justifying this post, may I ask if anyone can put Cajun music in its historical context?