The Lost Bayou Ramblers might look like they’d be one of the newer groups World Cafe met with while exploring Lafayette, LA for its Sense of Place special, but the cajun band was actually formed fifteen years ago by brothers Louis and Andre Michot. The Grammy-nominated Louisiana / Texas group released Mammoth Waltz in 2012, blending cajun music with punk energy and psychedelic creativity. From NPR:
The Ramblers’ latest album, Mammoth Waltz, continues to push the band’s potent mixture of traditional and genre-bending music, featuring appearances from Gordon Gano of Violent Femmes and actress Scarlett Johansson.
World Cafe‘s conversation with the band spans many topics – architecture, accordion making, the Lafayette French dialect.
Listen back to the full World Cafe session here, and watch Lost Bayou Ramblers perform The Who’s “My Generation” in French below.