The Hideaway on Lee will host the release of two much-anticipated debut solo albums by two of our area’s most unique singer/songwriters.

Formerly of Shrugs, Renée Reed’s new record effortlessly weaves out of spacey psychedelia and folk tunes, sung in English and our local French language. Reed’s self-titled album sequence is perfectly crafted and carried by interesting arrangements with unexpected instruments like the traditional Mexican bajo sexto and lo-fi drum machines. 

Similarly, K.C. Jones (aka Kelli Jones of Feufollet and T’Monde) travels out of her usual musical landscape of Cajun two-steps and honky-tonk shuffles to a darker, to a more eclectic place of cosmic country and the cooler side of 90s adult contemporary. Lyrically, the songs explore the human condition and perfectly capture a beautifully poetic yet catchy and easily consumed internal dialog of a troubled self-aware young adult. Joel Savoy, famed fiddler and record man, produced Queen of the In-Between, which features a cast of Lafayette’s A list musicians, some of whom are regular collaborators of the singer/songwriter Feufollet’s Chris Stafford and T’ Monde’s Megan Brown Constantin. 

There’s plenty of opportunities to dance this week in the Hub City as well. Zydeco sounds will fill the Feed n’ Seed on Thursday evening. It’ll be a big Louisiana Saturday night at Cowboy’s with local favorite Jamie Bergeron and his Kickin’ Cajuns. Wayne Toups will also be performing over the weekend as a part of Rock n’ Bowl’s Concert for the Cure. The fundraising event will also feature the good-time nostalgia of the Chee Weez and country singer Wesley Dennis.

New music from Renée Reed and K.C. Jones will dominate this edition of Lafayette Weekly. You’ll hear several tracks from Queen of the In-Between, including the title track, the desert town rocker “Bring the House Down,” and the twangy r&b of “I Didn’t Mean It.” Renee’s dark, Cajun French “Où est la fée,” the drum machine-led “Drunken Widow’s Waltz,” and the Lydia Mendoza-esq indie ballad “I Saw a Ghost.” Also in the mix are some recent recordings from accordionist Corey Ledet, and classic bon temps tunes from Cajun rockers Bergeron and Toups. 

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Live music in Lafayette this week

Thursday, June 24 at 7:30 pm
Corey Ledet and Duece Chambers
Feed n’ Seed

Friday, June 25 at 7:00 pm
Renée Reed Album Release Party with Jud n’ Ju, and the Babineaux Sisters
The Hideaway

Saturday, June 26 at 7:00 pm
KC Jones Album Release Party
The Hideaway 

Saturday, June 26 at 9:00 pm
The Good Dudes
Blue Moon Saloon

Saturday, June 26 at 9:30 pm
Jamie Bergeron and the Kickin’ Cajuns 
Cowboys Nightclub

Sunday, June 27 at 5:00 pm
Concert for the Cure: St. Jude’s Benefit feat. Wayne Toups, the Chee Weez, and Wesley Dennis 
Rock n’ Bowl de Lafayette

Sunday, June 27 at 7:00 pm
Blake Miller and the Old Fashioned Aces
The Hideaway