Music is an essential part of our celebration. Please join us and enjoy these fabulous bands!
Saturday, November 6, 2021:
10:00 am - 12:30 pm -- Amis du Teche
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm - Jambalaya Cajun Band
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Jourdon Thibodeaux et les Rôdailleurs
Sunday, November 7, 2021:
10:00 am - 1:00 pm -- Chubby Carrier
1:30 pm - end of festival -- Fa Tras Cajun Band
Saturday, November 6:
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Amis du Teche
Adeline Miller, Amelia Powell and Robert Miller make up this young, lively Cajun Band. The band’s name was derived simply because they all grew up along Bayou Teche in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, where they were influenced by the traditional Cajun sounds and French language of long ago. The band wants to be true to the heritage by speaking French and singing only French lyrics of traditional Cajun tunes. Adeline is on fiddle and Amelia plays guitar, while singing and conversing in French, and Robert brings rhythm with his upright bass. Adeline and Robert have performed together as far as Maine and Nova Scotia. Amelia has traveled internationally with her Father playing music for years. Adeline also performs with the Cajun and Bluegrass music ensembles here at the University of LA in Lafayette. Amis du Teche has recently recorded the music for the Louisiana Public Broadcasting documentary titled, "In the Blind." They also perform for events on behalf of the Louisiana Tourism Commission. At the 2019 Festival Acadian, Amelia and Adeline, were featured during the opening performance of female Cajun musicians with Bonsoir Cantin (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnGzxCLCv80); and they were recently featured on KLFY’s Acadiana music spotlight (https://www.klfy.com/local-music-spotlight/acadiana-local-music-spotlight-adeline-miller/).
Saturday, November 6:
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Jambalaya Cajun Band
The band is legend...
Its musicians have performed on many national and international stages...
Their reach on the newest generation of musicians is rich and deep...
The Jambalaya Cajun Band likely has the largest musical repertoire in Cajun music. From their start in the mid-1970's, the band has been a mainstay at major festivals throughout the state, country and world - having premiered on stages, such as the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (for over 25 years), Festival International, Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival, Festivals Acadien, plus a number of festivals in Canada and Europe, and so many more.
They have garnered numerous awards, including providing the instrumentation on DL Menard's Grammy-nominated "Happy Go Lucky".
Amazingly, the band carries the same lineup that it had 30 years ago.
It has created its own music and received numerous recognitions and awards. Terry Huval (fiddle) and Reggie Matte (accordion) have both been inducted in the Cajun French Music Hall of Fame, along with many other recognitions.
With an eye to the future, band members have been active in keeping the torch of Cajun music going forward - even through their children, by including teaching them our Cajun language and culture.
Jambalaya is proud of its role in helping propel Cajun music into the future.
Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler!
Saturday, November 6:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jourdon Thibodeaux et les Rôdailleurs
Jourdon Thibodeaux is the guy you picture when someone says the word "authentic" Straight from the blackjack boggy woods of Cypress Island, Louisiana. Jourdan is one of only a small number of your people speaking Cajun French today, and his soulful singing and fiddling are the perfect medium for his ever-growing repertoire of original Louisiana French songs. His musical ability and his crafty songwriting which is at once classic and progressive had afforded him a band comprised of some of the finest artists in Acadiana today: Cedric Watson (accordion), Alan Lafleur (bass), Joel Savoy (guitar), and Adam Cormier (drums) They are thrilled to announce their debut release on the acclaimed Valcour Records label.
From foot-stomping two-steps to heart-breaking ballads, Jourdon Thibodeaux et les Rôdailleurs deliver la verité with a sound that will leave you wetter than running hoop nets in July!
Sunday, November 7:
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Grammy Award Winner Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band
Chubby has been touring with his band for 31 years. He is undeniably the hardest working man in Zydeco music today. Born on July 1st 1967 from Church Point, LA Chubby is the third generation Zydeco artist to come out of the Carrier’s family. Chubby begin learning to play music at the tender age of 8 years old. He played his first gig on the drums with his daddy’s band at the age of 10 years old. At 14 years old he played his first gig on the accordion. In 1987 he joined Terrance Simien Zydeco band. He toured all over the world with Terrance for 2 ½ years. Including Europe and North Africa. In 1989 Chubby decided to start his on band, Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band. The band toured the United States, Canada and Europe. Chubby was performing 275 days a year. Playing Festivals, Fairs, private party’s and theatre’s all over the world. In 2010 Chubby won a Grammy award for Best Zydeco or Cajun album of the year. Today he is still touring with his band. Ain’t No Party Like A Chubby Party.