LOST BAYOU RAMBLERS
on Sunset Road
Friday, November 2, 2012
4 pm (edt)
Before their concert at the Mockingbird in Staunton this Friday night, Lost Bayou Ramblers will stop by Sunset Road for some live music and conversation with host Pete Marshall. They are currently touring behind their latest release, Mammoth Waltz, for which Rolling Stone magazine did a story in the latest issue. The article features a video with their friends Dr. John, Scarlett Johansson, and others.
Lost Bayou Ramblers was born deep in South Louisiana performing old style, predominantly acoustic Cajun music at clubs and festivals across the US, Europe, and Canada. After years of playing traditional style, the Lost Bayou Ramblers found themselves needing to grow. To create a new sound that combined not just the sounds of their heritage, but all the musical influences they grew up loving. It began with the recording of their new album Mammoth Waltz at Dockside Studios in Maurice, La. The idea was to incorporate more influences, sounds, technology, and stylings with the traditional Cajun instrumentation. The resulting 11 tracks speak for themselves.
By chance and by friendship, a number of talented special guests inspired Lost Bayou Ramblers by bringing their own unique backgrounds to the recordings. The band began experimenting more in their live shows, and their new sound was born. It has developed into a mammoth style that evokes the power of it’s predecessors while reaching for the future; when Lost Bayou Ramblers is at full fervor, even the traditional accordion and fiddle take on new modern dynamics.
Whether you are a rock purist, Cajun purist, or looking for something more adventurous from both genres, Mammoth Waltz delivers.