Now in our third week of the pandemic, many of our local artists have hosted very well received online concerts. So many so that musicians are finding new and creative ways to entertain audiences with their music. Sock puppets, musical families, live in-studio sessions, and performances from bands with their members located separately in their individual homes.

Grammy award winner Chubby Carrier, Aaron Boudreaux’s indie-pop project MoPonda, and Cajun flat picker David Doucet all have shows on the calendar this week. 

Wednesday night will see the second installment of the Rusty and Fanny Show. The variety show is the brainchild of Givers frontwoman Tiffany Lamson and acclaimed Nola jazz guitarist Russell Welch. An animated short I produced with James Van Way that features his Jazz Under Arches project will be included in the puppet hosted program. 

One other show definitely worth mentioning will be produced by one of the great dynasties in zydeco. Accordion legend Nathan Williams is set to perform this Friday evening from his family’s Cha Cha Studios. I wouldn’t be surprised if his kids or siblings jump in on a song or two. 

The artists I mentioned above are who you’ll hear on this week’s playlist. Classic zydeco sounds from Nathan Williams are put alongside hippie Cajun jams from Doucet’s Beausoleil. Recent recordings from MoPodna, and a couple of Lamson driven tracks by Givers are also in the mix.

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Streaming music in Lafayette this week

Monday, March 30 at 8:00am
Chubby Carrier 

Monday, March 30 at 8:00pm 

Wednesday, April 1 at 6:00pm
The Rusty and Fanny Show 

Friday, April 3 at 6:00pm
David Doucet

Friday, April 3 at 10:00pm
Nathan Williams and the Zydeco Cha Chas

Sunday, April 5 at 4:00pm
Steve Riley Family Band