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Ardoin & Fontenot

Accordionist Alphonse “Bois Sec” (“dried out timber”) Ardoin (b.1914) was raised idolizing his legendary uncle, Amadie Ardoin, seeing that did fiddler Canray Fontenot (b.1922). Ardoin And Fontenot started playing together within their youngsters, though these were unrecorded before ’70s. Their music can be a still-strong representation of the first Cajun/Creole …

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Notes to Self

Canadian hip-hop collective Records to Personal grew in the collaborative initiatives of MCs Swamp Donkey, Bronze A single, and Roshin, along with DJ Dopey and article writer/illustrator Elicser. Designed after classic fantastic age group hip-hop crews like De La Spirit and Hieroglyphics, the Records to Personal collective proved helpful both …

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Connie Converse

A mysterious and deeply interesting number, early folksinger/songwriter Connie Converse pursued her music in obscurity before vanishing completely from the facial skin of the planet earth. Converse was created Elizabeth Eaton Converse in Laconia, New Hampshire in 1924. In her twenties she slipped out of university and arrived in NEW …

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Lennis Sonnier

Guitarist and vocalist Lennis Sonnier was an early on person in the Hackberry Ramblers, this means a very important factor in Cajun conditions: he’s an old-timer. The Hackberry Ramblers are the genre’s oldest existing group, founded in 1930 by fiddler Luderin Darbone. A specialist in hillbilly fiddle tunes, Darbone made …

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Floyd Shreve

This versatile Cajun musician was a sideman in a number of key bands from that genre, although he also had both a performing and recording career being a bandleader, fronting an absolute hand of the combo referred to as Floyd Shreve as well as the Three Aces. “Louisiana Sweetheart” was …

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Donna the Buffalo

Rootsy folk-rock sextet Donna the Buffalo shaped in 1987 in Ithaca, NY. The group’s three vocalists — Tara Nevins, who also takes on fiddle, acoustic guitar, and accordion; guitarist Jeb Puryear; and keyboardist Joe Thrift — add another coating of diversity towards the group’s eclectic and frequently socially conscious audio. …

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Cajun Kings of Comedy

The Cajuns of southwest Louisiana are recognized for their country laughter but, using the collaborative efforts of humorists Murray Conque, Dave Petitjean, and AJ Smith, collectively referred to as the Cajun Kings of Comedy, the limits have already been pushed even more. Their debut record, Cajun Laughter Fest, premiered in …

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Zachary Richard

Cajun rebel Zachary Richard continues to be supplying his zesty, exclusive fusion of traditional cajun, zydeco, rock and roll, and New Orleans blues because the early ’70s. Though not really well-known beyond Louisiana, Canada, and France, Richard, along with Michael Doucet yet others, is a essential shape in the revitalization …

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Woody Simmons

Woody Simmons began her musical career writing and singing radio advertisements. A multi-instrumentalist (electric guitar, piano, mandolin), she actually is probably most widely known for her liquid and melodic modal banjo design, which mixes components of both traditional as well as the experimental within an approach that’s in the jazz …

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