5:30pm / April, 11th 2015View Map
Chevron Cajun/Zydeco Showcase
LBR’s youthful vigor, unpolished rawness and passion are often confused with rockabilly or punk rock influences, when in fact these uncontainable energies were present in the Cajun repertoire long before the first hotrod laid rubber on Main Street or The Ramones eyed their first black leather jacket. Still, while LBR may not need amps, their intensity and talent goes up to 11, a sound that makes dyed in the wool seem like an iron-on decal.
-Nick Pittman, The Independent, Lafayette, LA January 2007
Over the past 300 years, a cultural amalgam has been percolating in south Louisiana. The resulting cultural distillate gave rise to both Bayou Country’s world famous cuisine and a musical concentrate that conveys the passions, tribulations, and elations of the Cajun people. At the dawn of the twenty-first century, the Lost Bayou Ramblers are the keepers of the flame, champions of Cajun music’s cultural past.