Sunday, February 12, 2017
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
The 59th Annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast by CBS on Sunday, February 12th.
From 2008 through 2011, there was a Best Zydeco or Cajun Music Album category.
Since then, Zydeco and Cajun music artists and bands have been placed in Category 52, Best Regional Roots Music Album.
This year there were no nominations for any standard mainline Cajun or Zydeco music albums.
However, Louisiana music artists Roddie Romero And The Hub City All-Stars have been nominated this year for their album, Gulfstream. They were previously nominated in the Best Zydeco or Cajun Music Album category for their album that included some Zydeco tunes.
Louisiana music artists Jean Ancelet and Sam Broussard have been nominated for their French language folk album, Broken Promised Land. One of the cuts from that album is in the video above.
Also nominated is the album, I Wanna Sing Right: Rediscovering Lomax in the Evangeline Country. The Valcour Records website describes it as follows:
Produced by Joel Savoy and Josh Caffery, it is a one-of-a-kind collection of recordings featuring Louisiana artists performing fresh takes on a unique series of folk songs--both French and English--archived in Louisiana in the 1930's by the late Alan and John Lomax.
The collection features 24 tracks by an incredible group of artists, including Michael Doucet, Marc Broussard, Wayne Toups, Zachary Richard, Tiffany Lamson, Steve Riley, Ann Savoy, Dirk Powell, Roddie Romero, Cedric Watson, David Greely, Joel Savoy, Keli Jones-Savoy, Wilson Savoy, Anna Laura Edmiston, Kristi Guillory, Joshua Caffrey, Claire Caffrey, Barry Ancelet, Carl Brazell, Megan Brown and Aurora Nealand.
Most of the album's personalities are well-known Cajun, Creole and Zydeco music artists. Below is a cut from the album:
The other two nominees for this year's Best Regional Roots Music Album are Native American and Native Hawaiian artists.
Saturday, October 1, 2016
Thursday, September 1, 2016
Monday, February 15, 2016
51. BEST REGIONAL ROOTS MUSIC ALBUM
Sunday, February 8, 2015
The 'King of the Cajun Accordion' Jo-EL Sonnier wins the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Regional Roots Album!
Here's a brief interview with Jo-EL discussing the making of the album.
Monday, October 1, 2012
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Eu dessous est une grande scène de musique cadienne du film Southern Comfort (Confort Méridional) avec Keith Carradine et Powers Boothe. Il a été filmé dans un village cadien dans les bayous (marais) de Louisiane. Les musiciens incluent les artistes cadien classiques et populaires Dewey Balfa sur le violon et le chant, et Marc Savoy sur l'accordéon. (Marc était aussi le consultant de musique cadienne de la production). La première chanson entièrement dans la scène est "Parlez-Nous a Boire". Le deuxième air est "Jolie Fille".