In this week's playlist, I'm featuring Lafayette-based first-call guitarist and singer/songwriter, Chas Justus. Justus has been involved in countless music projects around Acadiana for almost 20 years now. Most folks will recognize his tunes and signature guitar sound from his two most successful groups, Cajun swing revivalists, Red Stick Ramblers, and the nouveau swamp poppers, the Revelers.

While both of these groups explore Louisiana's rich roots music styles, Chas has also dabbled in other musical worlds that have been less location restricting. Last year he released his second solo album, Straight Ahead. This eight-song self-released album sounds more like an effort from celebrated country/soul songwriter, Dan Penn than something you might hear on a South Louisiana jukebox.

Chas will be performing alongside local indie rockers, Scenic World, and Texas-based songwriter, Daniel Francis Doyle on Saturday, August 4th at Artmosphere. I included tracks from the latest releases from each artist, as well as some of Justus' past work with the Ramblers, Revelers, and even "Rattle My Cage," which was recorded by Linda Ronstadt. Also in the mix are songs from local blues legend, Carole Fran, and KBON hit master, Jamie Bergeron.

Here are my picks for this week.

Tuesday, July 31 at 6:00 p.m.
Carole's Corner 1st Anniversary Party featuring Carole Fran
McMillian's Pub

Wednesday, August 1 at 8:00 p.m.
Chris Breaux
Murphy's Law

Saturday, August 4 at 9:00 p.m.
Jamie Bergeron and the Kickin' Cajuns
Cowboys Niteclub

Saturday, August 4 at 9:00 p.m.
Scenic World, Chas Justus, and Daniel Francis Doyle
Artmosphere

Friday, August 3 & Saturday, August 4 at 7:00 p.m.
Benefit for Chrysi Forton's House Fire featuring Sailor Mouth, Cedar Crest Ramblers, Drood, and more
Freetown Boom Boom Room