May 2013 Louisiana Rhythms Archives

Eric shares a bunch of newly-acquired Cajun music from a recent trip to Louisiana.

Karl has author Ben Sandmel in to discuss his books and life playing, observing and writing about Louisiana Music.
First they talk the Hackberry Ramblers. Ben was their drummer for the last 18 years of the bands existence. Karl and Ben play lots of Hackberrys and other Cajun tunes.
Then they discuss his book Zydeco! and play some Zydeco music.
Ben hangs around to talk with Lolly on the Sugar Shop to discuss his new book, Ernie K-Doe, the Emperor of New Orleans.

Eric features some cool recordings of Jesse Lege, who played in Minneapolis on May 27. Also featured were tracks from Valcour Records “Best of Festivals Acadiens et Creoles 2002” compilation.