Lost Bayou Ramblers

Nashville Scene Critic's Pick …

Last year, the Lost Bayou Ramblers really beefed up their bio. They contributed a foreboding Cajun waltz to the Beasts of the Southern Wild soundtrack; The New York Times devoted a couple thousand words to the ingenuity of frontman and fiddler Louis Michot, who’d mastered the Acadian method of building a home with salvaged swamp materials; and the Violent Femmes’ Gordon Gano joined them for shows here and there in addition to being one of several big-name guests on the Ramblers’ 2012 album Mammoth Waltz. But the Wiki-ready facts couldn’t possibly do justice to these guys’ psychedelic Cajun rock ruckus. Michot sings, often in French, like his life depends on it, and his fierce, feral fiddle attacks result in him routinely breaking a string or two — and as Nashville’s fiddling population can tell you, that ain’t normal. Michot, his accordion-playing brother Andre, electric guitarist Cavan Carruth and drummer Pauly Deathwish channel their energy into tradition-tied music that’s anything but a museum artifact. 

—Jewly Hight

Fri, May 24 | 7:00 PM
The Basement
21 and over
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Lost Bayou Ramblers

Lafayette LA  |  Singer-Songwriter

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