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Doug Kershaw on Collapsing Ceilings and Cultural Identitynew

With the popularity of New Orleans musicians like Fats Domino, Doctor John and the Neville Brothers, it's easy to forget that the Crescent City occupies less than 1 percent of a state that has its own vibrant musical traditions. Rural Louisiana musicians — be they Cajun, Creole or somewhere in between — have never received mainstream recognition.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Bill Forman  |  08-21-2013  |  Music

Louisiana's Grammy-Nominated Pine Leaf Boys Take the Lead in a New Cajun Crusadenew

"I was raised on a little farm, my parents were very traditionalist, and they didn't have any music except for Cajun music. I'm really one of the few guys who just doesn't know jack squat about modern-day music."
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Bill Forman  |  01-07-2010  |  Profiles & Interviews

The Pine Leaf Boys: Home Sweet 'Homage'new

In the past, the Pine Leaf Boys tempered Cajun tradition with touches of roots-rock, swamp pop and neo-Americana, but Homage au Passe is thoroughly and delightfully old-school, with smoking fiddle and reeling accordion sounding like a sweaty, stomping good time at a Eunice dance hall on a Saturday night.
Gambit  |  Alison Fensterstock  |  01-28-2009  |  Reviews

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