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Lafayette Weekly (September 21-27, 2020)

It takes more than just talent to survive in today's ever-changing music industry. In a time of declining physical record sales, and now a pandemic, musicians must be creative with their output to stay afloat. Many players have turned to live stream performances as a means to play for their fans…

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Lafayette Weekly: September 7-13, 2020)

So many of our acclaimed roots players in South Louisiana have famously cross-pollinated with each other in different musical styles. R&B hitmaker Cupid has collaborated with modern zydeco star Chris Ardoin, and country icon Sammy Kershaw recently released a collection of duets with some of the…

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Lafayette Weekly (August 17-23, 2020)

Steve Riley has been one of Cajun music's most acclaimed accordionists and bandleaders. He's also been one of the genre's great teachers. He famously produced Feufollet in their early years and was a mentor to the group's pre-teen members. His latest project is the Riley Family Band, featuring his…

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Lafayette Weekly (August 3-9, 2020)

Lafayette’s most famous poboy shop is lending its hand to local musicians in need. On Monday night, Olde Tyme Grocery will sponsor up and coming pop party band The Good Dudes for a Facebook Live event. Other live streams happening this week include intimate concerts from Cajun guitarist David…

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Lafayette Weekly (July 27-August 2, 2020)

The brothers of Cajun music's most famous family will perform a rare and intimate concert this weekend at the Hideaway on Lee. Famed fiddler and producer Joel Savoy will trade licks with his younger sibling and Pine Leaf Boy, accordionist/pianist/vocalist Wilson Savoy on Friday night. The two both…

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Lafayette Weekly (July 20-26, 2020)

One of the top names in swamp pop has left the building. Rod Bernard passed away last week, according to his son Shane K. Bernard. The late first-generation rock n' roller was also a well-respected broadcaster in the Acadiana area, having worked in both radio and television. In 1958 Bernard…

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Lafayette Weekly (July 13-19, 2020)

John Bel Edwards announced last week that all bars in Louisiana must again shut their doors. The recent spike in COVID-19 infections around the state put pressure on the governor and his administration to put in place new restrictions for public gatherings. The state has also made masks mandatory in…

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