October 29, 2017

Ricky Skaggs & Tony Rice: Skaggs & Rice

Sugar Hill Records SUG-CD-3711

Format: CD, HDCD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
Country: US
Released: 2000
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Bluegrass
[Tracklist]
01 Bury Me Beneath The Weeping Willow (2:42)
02 Mansions For Me (3:41)
03 There's More Pretty Girls Than One (3:03)
04 Memories Of Mother And Dad (2:29)
05 Where The Soul Of Man Never Dies (2:34)
06 Talk About Suffering (2:08)
07 Will The Roses Bloom (2:49)
08 Tennessee Blues (1:48)
09 The Old Crossroads (2:42)
10 Have You Someone In Heaven Awaiting (2:55)
[Credits]
Tony Rice (guitar/vocals) Ricky Skaggs (mandolin/vocals)
Design & Illustration: Raymond Simone, Design: Sue Meyer, Photography: Jon Sievert, Engineers: Donivan Cowart & Richard Adler, Remastered: David Glasser

October 24, 2017

Ara Dinkjian & Zulal: Traditional Armenian Music & Song


In Armenian, Zulal means "clear water". Zulal, the New York-based a cappella trio, takes Armenia's village folk melodies and weaves intricate arrangements that pay tribute to the rural roots of the music while introducing contemporary lyricism and energy. The trio celebrates the trials and joys of old Armenian village life: Budding romances in elevated gardens, the disappointments of hapless suitors, secret messages placed upon the western winds, the moonlit faces of shepherd boys and their brides.

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October 11, 2017

Salty Dog Blues: The Earls of Leicester & Bluegrass 45


IBMA stands for International Bluegrass Music Association and there are members and fans of bluegrass music all over the world. Japan is a country that fell in love with bluegrass back in the 1960's and many professional bluegrass bands have toured in Japan. This year at the IBMA awards show, the Japan based band Bluegrass 45 celebrated it's 50th anniversary with a special performance of "Salty Dog Blues" with the Earls of Leicester.

October 1, 2017

Tom and Ben Paley: Paley & Son

Hornbeam Recordings HBR0004

Format: CD, Album, Digipack
Country: UK
Released: May 25, 2015
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk
[Tracklist]
01 Yew Piney Mountain (1:44)
02 Didn't He Ramble (3:17)
03 This Train (3:16
04 Mississippi Medley (Sullivan’s Hollow / Rufus Rastus) (2:28)
05 Done Gone (2:34)
06 Little Sadie (2:25)
07 The Devil And The Farmer's Wife (4:15)
08 Old Shoes And Leggings (2:36)
09 Follow The Band (3:06)
10 Turner Smathers' Waltz (3:48)
11 Oh My Little Darling (2:46)
12 Louisville Burglar (2:51)
13 Three Men Went A-Hunting (2:54)
14 Glory In The Meeting House / Grub Springs / Sugar In The Gourd (4:04)
15 Avalon Quickstep (2:57)
16 Louis Collins (2:33)
[Credits]
Tom Paley (vocals/guitar/banjo/fiddle) Ben Paley (fiddle) Cerys Matthews (vocals/guitar) Robin Gillan (guitar/banjo/harmonica) B J Cole (dobro) Jonny Bridgwood (double bass) Rob Mason (harmonica) Dave Morgan (percussion)
Artwork: Ski Williams, Photos: Laurie Lewis, Liner Notes: Mike Gavin and Robin Denselow
[Notes]
Tom’s second album for Hornbeam Recordings is shared with his son Ben. It follows on from the roaring success of "Roll On, Roll On". Tom is passing on the baton to Ben who weighs in with some wonderful fiddle playing.

September 27, 2017

The New Lost City Ramblers 50 Years: Where Do You Come From? Where Do You Go?

Smithsonian Folkways SFW CD-40180

Format: 3CDs, Various Artists
Country: US
Released: 2009
Genre: Blues, Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk, Country, Old Time
[Tracklist]
101 Colored Aristocracy: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:05)
102 Hopalong Peter: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:04)
103 Don't Let Your Deal Go Down: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:26)
104 When First Unto this Country: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:48)
105 Sales Tax on the Women: The New Lost City Ramblers (3:14)
106 Rabbit Chase: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:30)
107 Leaving Home: The New Lost City Ramblers (3:05
108 How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live?: The New Lost City Ramblers (3:34)
109 Franklin D. Roosevelt's Back Again: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:19)
110 I Truly Understand You Love Another Man: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:29)
111 The Old Fish Song: The New Lost City Ramblers (4:52)
112 The Battleship of Maine: The New Lost City Ramblers (3:05)
113 No Depression in Heaven: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:56)
114 Dallas Rag: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:02)
115 Bill Morgan and His Gal: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:56)
116 Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:31)
117 The Lady of Carlisle: The New Lost City Ramblers (3:32)
118 Brown's Ferry Blues: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:46)
119 My Long Journey Home: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:37)
120 Talking Hard Luck: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:40)
121 The Teetotals: The New Lost City Ramblers (1:00)
122 Sal Got a Meatskin: The New Lost City Ramblers (3:24)
123 Railroad Blues: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:41)
124 On Some Foggy Mountain Top: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:25)
125 My Sweet Farm Girl: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:22)
126 Crow Black Chicken: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:35)
201 John Brown's Dream: The New Lost City Ramblers (1:32)
202 Riding on That Train: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:19)
203 The Titanic: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:59)
204 Don't Get Trouble in Your Mind: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:15)
205 Cowboy Waltz: The New Lost City Ramblers (1:49)
206 Shut Up in the Mines of Coal Creek: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:49)
207 Private John Q: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:03)
208 Old Johnny Bucker Wouldn't Do: The New Lost City Ramblers (3:01)
209 I've Always Been a Rambler: The New Lost City Ramblers (3:16)
210 Automobile Trip Through Alabama: The New Lost City Ramblers (3:15
211 Who Killed Poor Robin?: The New Lost City Ramblers (3:52)
212 My Wife Died on Saturday Night: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:18)
213 Little Satchel: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:47)
214 Black Bottom Strut: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:09
215 The Cat's Got the Measels, the Dog's Got the Whooping Cough: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:55)
216 Dear Okie: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:14)
217 Smoketown Strut: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:16)
218 The Little Girl and the Dreadful Snake: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:31)
219 Fishing Creek Blues: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:01)
220 '31 Depression Blues: The New Lost City Ramblers (3:31)
221 Black Jack Daisy: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:31)
222 Victory Rag: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:05)
223 The Little Carpenter: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:50)
224 On Our Turpentine Farm: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:51)
225 Parlez-Nous à Boire: The New Lost City Ramblers (3:35)
226 Valse du Bambocheur: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:59)
227 Old Joe Bone: The New Lost City Ramblers (1:59)
301 Colored Aristocracy: The Rich Family (1:37)
302 Cluck Old Hen: Wade, Crockett and Fields Ward (1:31)
303 Young Emily: Dellie Norton (2:03)
304 Going Down the River: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:40)
305 Billy Grimes the Rover: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:26)
306 Pretty Little Miss: The New Lost City Ramblers (3:20)
307 Dark & Stormy Weather: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:24)
308 Sioux Indians: The New Lost City Ramblers (3:01)
309 Moonshiner: The New Lost City Ramblers (3:07)
310 Long Lonesome Road: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:56)
311 Cotton Eyed Joe: The New Lost City Ramblers (3:14)
312 New White House Blues: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:41)
313 Milwaukee Blues: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:31)
314 Poor Old Dirt Farmer: Tony Balfa, Tracy and Peter Schwarz (3:40)
315 Cady Hill: Arthur Smith & Sam and Kirk McGee (1:22)
316 I Belong to the Band: Reverend Gary Davis (3:56)
317 Freight Train: Elizabeth Cotten (2:38)
318 I'm Leaving You: Sara Carter Bayes and Maybelle Carter (2:35)
319 Walking Boss: Clarence Tom Ashley (2:28)
320 Mother's Advice: Dock Boggs (2:48)
321 Hills of Mexico: Roscoe Holcomb (2:29)
322 Galax Rag: Kilby Snow (2:49)
323 Say Old Man, Can You Play a Fiddle?: Eck Robertson, The New Lost City Ramblers (2:50)
324 Awake, Awake: Dillard Chandler (4:12)
325 Bowling Green: Cousin Emmy with The New Lost City Ramblers (3:49)
326 Madeleine: Dewey & Rodney Balfa, Allie Young, & Weston Bergeau (2:54)
327 Fishing Creek Blues: Sue Draheim, Mack Benford, Eric Thompson, Jody Stecher, Hank Bradley, Will Spires, Kenny Hall, Holly Tannen, & Larry Hanks (2:39)
328 Sally In the Garden: New Tranquility String Band & friends (2:21)
[Credits]
Producers: John Cohen, Mike Seeger and Tracy Schwarz, Liner Notes: Jon Pankake and Ray Allen, Photographers: Robert Frank and Chris Strachwitz, Designer: Visual Dialogue
[Notes]
Collectively known as the New Lost City Ramblers, Mike Seeger, John Cohen, and Tom Paley were pioneers in the revival of Southern mountain music during the folk music revival of the late 1950s and early 1960s. They brought the sounds of genuine old-time string band music and early bluegrass to eager city and college audiences who had grown disillusioned with the commercial pap of the folk boom. This set features two previously released CDs of the Ramblers classic Folkways recordings: The Early Years, 1958-1962 with the original trio, and Out Standing in Their Field: Volume II, 1963-1973, with Tracy Schwarz replacing Tom Paley. A newly compiled third disc,Where Do You Come From? Where Do You Go? celebrates the band's 50th anniversary in 2009, presenting more choice Ramblers selections along with their field recordings of the traditional Southern musicians who inspired them including: Dock Boggs, Roscoe Holcomb, Tom Ashley, Maybelle Carter, Elizabeth Cotten, Eck Robertson, Cousin Emmy, Reverend Gary Davis, Kilby Snow, Dillard Chandler, Dellie Norton, and the Balfa Brothers. 81 tracks, over 3 ½ hours of music, 88-page booklet over 3 CDs. Disc #3 includes 6 previously unreleased songs.

September 26, 2017

Billy McComiskey Family Band


Traditional Irish musician Billy McComiskey is joined in this performance by Myron Bretholz, Josh Dukes, Angela Fee, Catriona Fee, Mikey McComiskey and Patrick McComiskey.

Billy McComiskey is one of the nation's leading players of Irish traditional music. He has won the All-Ireland championship on the button accordion, and is a veteran of bands such as the Irish Tradition, the Green Fields of America, and Trian, He is a native of Brooklyn, New York, and learned to play from Sean McGlynn, a master and proponent of the East Galway style that now characterizes the playing of many of the country's finest Irish accordion players. Billy McComiskey earned a 2016 National Heritage Fellowship Award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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September 24, 2017

Classic Piedmont Blues

Smithsonian Folkways SFW CD 40221

Series: Smithsonian Folkways Classic Series
Format: CD, Compilation
Country: US
Released: Mar 24, 2017
Genre: Blues
Style: Piedmont Blues
[Tracklist]
01 Truckin' Little Baby: John Jackson (3:00)
02 Mamie: John Cephas and Phil Wiggins (4:13)
03 Hey Bartender, There’s a Big Bug in My Beer: Warner Williams and Eddie Pennington (2:47)
04 Confusion: Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry (3:21)
05 T.B. Blues: Josh White (3:24)
06 If I Could Holler Like a Mountain Jack: Baby Tate (3:06)
07 Clog Dance: Hobart Smith (1:09)
08 Daisy: Brownie McGhee (3:27
09 Going Down the Road Feeling Bad: Elizabeth Cotten (2:13)
10 I Got a Woman 'Cross Town: Pink Anderson (1:56)
11 Red River Blues: John Jackson (3:01)
12 I Ain’t Gonna Pick No More Cotton: Warner Williams and Jay Summerour (3:50)
13 Sweet Woman: Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee (3:06)
14 The Train that Carried My Girl from Town: Doc Watson (2:22)
15 Mountain Jack: Reverend Gary Davis (3:31)
16 Crow Jane: John Cephas and Phil Wiggins (3:04)
17 Fore Day Creep: Brownie McGhee (4:14)
18 Sittin’ On Top of the World: Roscoe Holcomb (2:43)
19 Meet Me in the Bottom: Pink Anderson (3:33)
20 Dirty Mistreater: Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee, and J. C. Burris (3:01)
21 The Road Is Rough And Rocky: Archie Edwards (3:24)
[Credits]
Liner Notes: Barry Lee Pearson, Producer: D.A. Sonneborn and Huib Schippers, Production Manager: Mary Monseu, Photographers: Ruby Lomax Photography, Ben Shahn and Nick Spitzer
[Notes]
With a selection of indelible recordings made over 70 years, Classic Piedmont Blues captures the essence of this fascinating blues tradition. Originating in the foothills of Southern Appalachia, the Piedmont blues served as a breeding ground for cross-pollination between traditions: rural and urban, black and white, country and coastal. Swept up on the tide of the Great Migration, it was carried from the Carolinas and Virginia, north and east through Maryland and Washington, D.C., to New York City and back again. Featuring influential artists like John Jackson, Cephas & Wiggins, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, and many others, this collection offers an illuminating overview of the Piedmont style. 64 minutes, 36-page booklet with extensive notes.

September 16, 2017

Music with Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer


athy Fink and Marcy Marxer made some big noise in the Young Readers Center. First graders from Leckie Elementary School learned about how music is made with instruments played in their performance such as banjo, mandolin, electric guitar, steel drum, ukulele and even spoons.

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September 14, 2017

Bluegrass Early Cuts 1931-1953: Classic Recordings Remastered

JSP Records 7731A-7731D

Format: Boxed Sets 4CDs, Various Artists, Remastered
Country: UK
Released: June 21, 2004
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Bluegrass, Early Bluegrass
[Tracklist]
Disc: A (1947-1953)
01 Orange Blossom Special: Jerry & Sky
02 The Old Grey Goose: Red Belcher & The Kentucky Ridgerunners
03 Kentucky Is Only A Dream: Red Belcher & The Kentucky Ridgerunners
04 Holston Valley Breakdown: Red Belcher & The Kentucky Ridgerunners
05 Somebody Touched Me: John Reedy & His Stone Mountain Boys
06 Jesse James: Toby Stroud & The Blue Mountain Boys
07 Tragic Romance: Toby Stroud & The Blue Mountain Boys
08 Lint Head Stomp: Phebel Wright
09 Jesse James: Whitey & Hogan
10 Radio Boogie: L.C Smith
11 Bluebonnet Lane: Colwell Brothers
12 Mother, Sweet Mother: Rebe & Rabe
13 Helen: Rebe & Rabe
14 Home Sweet Home: Hack Johnson & His Tennesseans
15 Let Me Rest (At The End Of My Journey): Shenandoah Valley Trio
16 This World Can't Stand Long: Stoney Cooper & Wilma Lee
17 Wicked Path Of Sin: Stoney Cooper & Wilma Lee
18 Hallelujah, We Shall Rise: Sauceman Brothers
19 They Sleep Together Now At Rest: Lilly Brothers
20 What Are They Doing In Heaven Today: Lilly Brothers
21 Pain In My Heart: Lonesome Pine Fiddlers
22 Lonesome, Sad And Blue: Lonesome Pine Fiddlers
23 Don't Forget Me: Lonesome Pine Fiddlers
24 Will I Meet Mother In Heaven?: Lonesome Pine Fiddlers
Disc: B (1945-1953)
01 You Broke Your Promise: Lonesome Pine Fiddlers
02 I'm Left Alone: Lonesome Pine Fiddlers
03 Nobody Cares (Not Even You): Lonesome Pine Fiddlers
04 Twenty One Years: Lonesome Pine Fiddlers
05 Lonesome Pine Breakdown: Lonesome Pine Fiddlers
06 New Campdown Races: Marvin Cobb
07 You're The One (I See In My Dreams): Frank Wakefield & Buster Turner
08 Leave Well Enough Alone: Frank Wakefield & Buster Turner
09 Long Time, No See: Frank Hunter & His Black Mountain Boys
10 Weary Hobo: Pee Wee Lambert & Curley Parker
11 Just A Memory: Pee Wee Lambert & Curley Parker
12 Going Back To Old Kentucky: Hobo Jack Adkins
13 Rattlesnake Daddy: Bailey Brothers & The Happy Valley Boys
14 I'm On My Way To The Old Home: Sonny Osborne
15 I've Never Been So Lonesome: Ted Lundy
16 Roll On Blues: Connie & Babe
17 How Will The Flowers Bloom: Connie & Babe
18 The Last Love Letter: Connie & Babe
19 The Lonely Waltz: Connie & Babe
20 Better Late Than Never: Buster Pack & His Lonesome Pine Boys
21 The Bright Crystal Sea: Cecil Surratt & His West Virginia Ramblers
22 Where Will You Spend Eternity: Cecil Surratt & His West Virginia Ramblers
23 He Saved My Soul: Hamm Brothers
24 You Have Left Me Memories: Hobo Jack Adkins
Disc: C (1938-1951)
01 Florida Blues: Jim Eanes & His Shenandoah Valley Boys
02 Blue Yodel #1: Jim Eanes & His Shenandoah Valley Boys
03 Missing In Action: Jim Eanes & His Shenandoah Valley Boys
04 Curtains Of Sorrow: Jim Eanes & His Shenandoah Valley Boys
05 Little Brown Hand: Jim Eanes & His Shenandoah Valley Boys
06 Down Among The Budded Roses: Jim Eanes & His Shenandoah Valley Boys
07 Tomorrow May Be Different: Jim Eanes & His Shenandoah Valley Boys
08 Come Back My Little Pal: Roy Hall & His Blue Ridge Entertainers
09 Wabash Cannon Ball: Roy Hall & His Blue Ridge Entertainers
10 Lonesome Dove: Roy Hall & His Blue Ridge Entertainers
11 Where The Roses Never Fade: Roy Hall & His Blue Ridge Entertainers
12 Natural Bridge Blues: Roy Hall & His Blue Ridge Entertainers
13 The Best Of Friends Must Part Sometime: Roy Hall & His Blue Ridge Entertainers
14 Polecat Blues: Roy Hall & His Blue Ridge Entertainers
15 I Wonder Where You Are Tonight: Roy Hall & His Blue Ridge Entertainers
16 Don't Let Your Sweet Love Die: Roy Hall & His Blue Ridge Entertainers
17 Can You Forgive: Roy Hall & His Blue Ridge Entertainers
18 Loving You Too Well: Roy Hall & His Blue Ridge Entertainers
19 'Neath The Bridge At The Foot Of The Hill: Roy Hall & His Blue Ridge Entertainers
20 Little Sweetheart Come And Kiss Me: Roy Hall & His Blue Ridge Entertainers
21 Little Mohee: The Hall Brothers
22 The Wrong Road: The Hall Brothers
23 Orange Blossom Special: The Rouse Brothers
24 Let Me Be Your Salty Dog: The Morris Brothers
Disc: D (1931-1946)
01 Married Life Blues: Byron Parker & His Mountaineers
02 Up Jumped The Devil: Byron Parker & His Mountaineers
03 We Shall Rise: Byron Parker & His Mountaineers
04 C & N W Railroad: Byron Parker & His Mountaineers
05 Carroll County Blues: Byron Parker & His Mountaineers
06 Gonna Lay Down My Old Guitar: Byron Parker & His Mountaineers
07 Concord Rag: J.E Mainer's Mountaineers
08 Don't Get Trouble In Your Mind: J.E Mainer's Mountaineers
09 Drunkard's Hiccoughs: J.E Mainer's Mountaineers
10 Blue Ridge Mountain Blue: J.E Mainer's Mountaineers
11 Johnson's Old Grey Mule: J.E Mainer's Mountaineers
12 Maple On The Hill: J.E Mainer's Mountaineers
13 Seven And A Half: J.E Mainer's Mountaineers
14 Short Life & It's Trouble: Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers
15 Wild Bill Jones: Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers
16 Lonely Tombs: Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers
17 Poor Drunkard's Dreams: Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers
18 I Won't Be Worried: Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers
19 Ramshackle Shack: Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers
20 Old Reuben: Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers
21 Don't Leave Me Alone: Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers
22 You May Forsake Me: Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers
23 Rambling Boy: Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers
24 I'll Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms: Buster Carter & Preston Youn
[Credits]
Liner Notes: Pat Harrison
[Notes]
Recorded June 26, 1931 - 1953

September 13, 2017

Carlos Nunez: Galician Bagpipes & Flutes


A concert by bagpiper and flutist Carlos Nunez. Galicians trace their ancestry not only to Iberians but also to Celtic peoples, and their musical traditions reflect a connection to Ireland, Scotland, and Brittany. This concert features a special emphasis on the music collected by Alan Lomax in Galicia in the 1950s, which are part of the AFC archives, and which have inspired numerous musicians including Miles Davis. Nunez has visited AFC several times to research this important collection.

Speaker Biography: Carlos Nunez is a world-famous bagpiper and flutist from Galicia in Spain. Nunez is a traditional bagpiper as well as a classically-trained flute and recorder virtuoso. He has played with the Chieftains, Ry Cooder, Altan, Sinead O'Connor, Hector Zazou, Philip Pickett, and Tamiya Terashima, to name only a few. He has also performed with symphony orchestras and classical ensembles, and has appeared on prestigious stages the world over.

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September 12, 2017

Elizabeth Cotten: Freight Train And Other North Carolina Folk Songs And Tunes

Smithsonian Folkways SF-40009

Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Country: US
Released: 1989
Genre: Blues, Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk
[Tracklist]
A1 Wilson Rag (1:35)
A2 Freight Train (2:42)
A3 Going Down The Road Feeling Bad (2:09)
A4 I Don't Love Nobody (1:10)
A5 Ain't Got No Honey Baby Now (0:53)
A6 Graduation March (2:29)
A7 Honey Babe Your Papa Cares For You (2:11)
A8 Vastopol (2:08)
B1 Here Old Rattler Here / Sent For My Fiddle Sent For My Bow / George Buck (3:45)
B2 Run…Run / Mama Your Son Done Gone (2:15)
B3 Sweet Bye And Bye / What A Friend We Have In Jesus (3:00)
B4 Oh Babe It Ain't No Lie (4:40)
B5 Spanish Flang Dang (2:49)
B6 When I Get Home (2:21)
[Notes]
Recorded by Mike Seeger and originally issued in 1958 as Folkways FG-3526

September 2, 2017

BeauSoleil Quartet: Cajun Music from Louisiana


Event Date: 2017/06/28 Runnung Time: 73 minutes

The BeauSoleil Quartet presents a concert of lively and soulful Louisiana Cajun music. The quartet includes Michael Doucet on fiddle, accordion and vocals, David Doucet on guitar and vocals, Mitchell Reed on fiddle and bass, and Billy Ware on percussion.

Speaker Biography: For four decades the BeauSoleil Quartet has taken traditional ingredients -- waltzes, two-steps, soulful Cajun French lyrics, hot fiddle licks and irresistible accordion -- and spiced them up with eclectic percussion, acoustic guitar in both finger-picked and flat-picked styles and an open and creative attitude toward the music. BeauSoleil was the first Cajun band to win a Grammy Award (1998) and added a second in 2008. In 2011 the quartet was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.

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