It’s not that often that Lafayette gets a chance to catch nouveau swamp poppers the Revelers. The GRAMMY-nominated sextet is one of our area’s busiest touring acts, but usually only plays in the Hub City during festival season or Mardi Gras. They’ll make a rare appearance Sunday evening at Artmosphere.
The eclectic roots rockers recently released their third full-length album At the End of the River. Much like their two previous LPs, the album explores Cajun pop, old school zydeco, classic country, and Gulf Coast soul. Producer and engineer Ivan Klisanin beautifully captures the band’s clever arrangements and brilliant playing on the 11 song disc.
Arguably the most prolific French songwriter currently in Louisiana, accordionist Blake Miller supplies most of the material on this release. Drummer Glenn Fields and fiddler Daniel Coolik bring their love of soul to the mix with the celebrated songsmith Chas Justus providing the heartfelt country numbers.
I’ll be featuring several tracks from At the End of the River on this edition of Lafayette Weekly. A tune that could easily fit on a Texas roadhouse jukebox, “You’re Not to Blame” is put alongside the dark and bluesy “I Wouldn’t Do That to You”. Miller’s upbeat zydeco “Southside Stomp” and swampy “La bague diamant (The Diamond Ring)” made the list as well. Also added are songs from other acts performing this week including modern folk singer Lera Lynn, local country hero Dustin Sonnier, and R&B legend Keith Sweat.