Everything You Need To Know About Cajun Culture with Michael Doucet Cajun music and culture is the subject of today's part of our Sense of Place visit to Lafayette, Louisiana. To talk about the distinctions between Creole and Cajun culture we went to talk with the most visible proponent of Cajun music out of Lafayette, Michael Doucet, the fiddler and founding member of the great band Beausoleil.
Photo provided by the artist Sense of Place: Lafayette - World Cafe: Next - Royal Teeth We explore the rock and pop side of the Lafayette, Louisiana music scene today. Although locally the music world is dominated by Cajun and Zydeco music there have been some pop breakthroughs.
Guitar and Drums and Deep Hooks and Charm From Glasgow's Honeyblood Our guests today are from Glasgow. They are the drum and guitar duo of Honeyblood. The band's debut album was recorded with songwriter Stina Marie Claire Tweeddale on guitar and vocals, and Shona McVicar on drums. Shona has since left the band with Cat Myers taking over on drums for our session today.
Originally published on Sun November 16, 2014 8:59 pm
Damien Rice's creative ambition has always outstripped his personal ambition: The Irish singer-songwriter's 2002 debut O yielded many lavish orchestral flourishes, and even a foray into opera near the end, but Rice himself always seemed a reluctant star. After 2006's 9, he quietly retreated from the public eye and relocated to Iceland, barely popping up publicly since, so the arrival of these eight new songs comes as a welcome and periodically thrilling surprise.
Originally published on Wed November 19, 2014 10:36 am
It's rare that a record lays out a mission statement as efficiently as the new supergroup Thompson does in the first 60 seconds of "Family." Here's Teddy Thompson, singing about the perils of being surrounded by his particular relatives:
My father is one of the greats to ever step on a stage
My mother has the most beautiful voice in the world
Originally published on Wed November 19, 2014 10:34 am
For a record about journeying deep inside the darkest recesses of the mind, there's nothing introverted about the Cleveland duo Mr. Gnome's new album, The Heart Of A Dark Star. Named for an evocative phrase in a Neil Gaiman book, The Heart Of A Dark Star is a bold and blustery hurricane of guitars, organs and voices, all swirling around in the night air.
Originally published on Wed November 19, 2014 10:33 am
Bryan Ferry rolls back the years with Avonmore, an album with eight original songs that recall his classic mid-'70s albums with Roxy Music, as well as two covers that are by themselves worth the price of admission.