The Lost Bayou Ramblers Play Saturday Night at The Continental Club
Most fans of The Lost Bayou Ramblers that I’ve chatted with tell me they were first introduced to their music at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, or in similar settings. I found out about them through the wonderful songwriter, singer and music historian Caroline Casey, who knows these gents personally. Casey intuitively felt this would instantly catch my ear. The band breathes new life into traditional Cajun music without taking away from the genuine feel of those classic sounds.
They’re based in Louisiana, but half the band resides in Austin, which plays a lot into their unique approach. They artfully combine Cajun and other musical styles to make something outstanding. And, in turn, they’ve inspired other artists, like Gordon Gano of The Violent Femmes, to play with them – or even remix their songs, like Kirby Campbell from GIVERS did.
The Ramblers have a ton of exciting projects on the horizon: A brand new album; appearances at SXSW this year; music for a movie soundtrack for an indie film that’s already taking Sundance by storm; more performance dates at the New Orleans Jazz Fest, MerleFest, and Festival International de Louisiane; and a music contribution to an upcoming Sylvester Stallone/Walter Hill film. Busy much? That doesn’t even begin to cover it.
There’s an opportunity coming up that’ll give you a special preview of what’s to come. Don’t miss The Lost Bayou Ramblers perform Saturday night at The Continental Club, 1315 S. Congress. Lightnin’ Malcolm opens the show. Recommended.