Podcast: Cajun Dissection
Episode #15-31 | airing 7-29-15

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This week we conclude our time in Louisiana with a trip to the Canadian Maritimes and Northern Ontario-the ancestral home of Cajun music. We’ll hear some classic and contemporary Cajun music from the prairies including the Balfa Brothers, Beau Soleil and The Savoy Family Band. Then we’ll finish up with … → read more

BETH McKEE: Next To Nowhere

Beth McKee: Next To Nowhere

          BETH McKEE Next To Nowhere Swamp Girl 2 www.bethmckee.com   Mississippi native and former member of the New Orleans-based band Evangeline, singer-songwriter (and occasional keyboardist)Beth McKee’s latest album follows I’m That Way, her critically heralded 2010 tribute to Cajun legend Bobby Charles. Framed by the … → read more

THE BAND COURTBOUILLON: The Band Courtbouillon

The Band Courtboullion: The Band Courtboullion

        THE BAND COURTBOUILLON The Band Courtbouillon Valcour 0016 www.valcourrecords.com   It doesn’t get much better than this for fans of that dance music-oriented Cajun sound that emerged from the steamy swamplands of South West Louisiana (one of the last outposts of native American folk music) in … → read more

DENNIS STROUGHMATT: La Belle Blondine

Dennis Stroughmatt: La Belle Blondine

        DENNIS STROUGHMATT La Belle Blondine Swallow 6223 www.swallowrecords.com www.creolefiddle.com   When you studied US history, you probably never learned about the French Creole settlers who founded the Illinois territory 300 years ago along the Mississippi and the Wabash Rivers. With the The Louisiana Purchase the influence … → read more