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Rejuvenating the classic American music traditions of Cajun, country and Tex-Mex, Bayou Seco includes Ken Keppeler (b. LA, California, USA; accordion), Jeanie McLerie (b. NJ, USA; fiddle) and Frannie Leopold (b. NY, USA; acoustic guitar). The second option set also record because the Delta Sisters. McLerie was raised hearing old-time music on Western world Virginian radio place WWVA Wheeling, and was especially influenced with the Carter Family members. Within the 50s she trained James Taylor how exactly to fingerpick your guitar, before shifting to Paris on her behalf final season of university in 1962. There she slipped out of research on the Sorbonne and produced a street performing duo with Sandy Darlington. They transferred to London in 1964, staying there for 3 years and executing jointly as Sandy And Jeannie. Leopold as well grew up within the left-field folk custom, taking her primary influences from famous brands Lead Tummy, the Almanac Performers as well as the Weavers. After shifting to Mendocino State she begun to busk, conference McLerie in 1974. Keppeler’s dad was an old-time vocalist who performed harmonica, and his uncle was also a renowned vocalist (Vincente Guereca). In the past due 50s he discovered the mandolin and begun to play in bluegrass rings, before signing up for the army through the Vietnam battle. His first long lasting music group was the Hogwood String Music group who toured Germany within the mid-70s. Time for Louisiana in 1978 he fulfilled McLerie, briefly playing jointly in Beausoleil and developing a romantic connection. Though they appreciated the musical environment of Louisiana these were compelled to relocate their house to New Mexico due to McLerie’s condition (an allergy to mould and mildew). They continuing their search to explore musical folklore, learning Spanish colonial dance music within the Cleofes Ortiz Music group. Bayou Seco originated once the duo had been joined up with by Leopold, using the Delta Sisters also developing out of the arrangement. Their function is expressly aimed towards rekindling curiosity about forgotten traditionalists such as for example Ortiz and Dennis McGee.

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Full Name Bayou Seco
Music Songs Tarahumara Trance Tunes, Las mujeres mágicas de la calle mía, Six Ans Sur Mer


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Sound Department

Sound Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Big Show 1961 sound recordist
Madison Avenue 1961 sound - as Donald McKay
Sugarfoot 1960 TV Series sound - 2 episodes
Lawman 1959-1960 TV Series sound - 4 episodes
Bronco 1959-1960 TV Series sound - 4 episodes
Hawaiian Eye 1959-1960 TV Series sound - 2 episodes
Colt .45 1960 TV Series sound - 1 episode
77 Sunset Strip 1960 TV Series sound - 3 episodes
Cheyenne 1960 TV Series sound - 2 episodes
Bourbon Street Beat 1959 TV Series sound - 1 episode
Cry Tough 1959 sound
The David Niven Show 1959 TV Series sound - 4 episodes
Richard Diamond, Private Detective 1959 TV Series sound - 3 episodes
Black Saddle 1959 TV Series sound - 12 episodes
The Rifleman 1959 TV Series sound - 4 episodes
Ride a Crooked Trail 1958 sound - as Donald McKay
Thundering Jets 1958 sound - as Donald McKay
Bayou 1957 sound mixer
Battle Stations 1956 sound - as Donald McKay
Apache Ambush 1955 sound - as Donald McKay
Medic 1954-1955 TV Series sound - 3 episodes
The Millionaire 1955 TV Series sound - 1 episode
Come Back, Little Sheba 1952 sound recordist
Bwana Devil 1952 sound
Jumping Jacks 1952 sound recordist
Tarzan's Savage Fury 1952 sound
Silver City 1951 sound recordist
Red Mountain 1951 sound
The Lemon Drop Kid 1951 sound recordist
The Mating Season 1951 sound recordist
Dark City 1950 sound recordist
Captain Carey, U.S.A. 1950 sound
No Man of Her Own 1950 sound
Song of Surrender 1949 sound
Bride of Vengeance 1949 sound
The Accused 1949 sound recordist
Portrait of Jennie 1948 sound - uncredited
Dream Girl 1948 sound
Golden Earrings 1947 sound recordist
Champagne for Two 1947 Short sound recordist
Jungle Flight 1947 sound technician
Suddenly It's Spring 1947 sound recordist
Ladies' Man 1947 sound
To Each His Own 1946 sound recordist
Masquerade in Mexico 1945 sound recordist
Kitty 1945 sound
Love Letters 1945 sound recordist
High Powered 1945 sound - as Don S. McKay
Practically Yours 1944 sound - as Donald McKay
Frenchman's Creek 1944 sound recordist - as Donald McKay
The Hitler Gang 1944 sound recordist - as Donald McKay
Cardinal Richelieu 1935 boom operator - uncredited

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Portrait of Jennie 1948 staff executive

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