LUS Fiber presents: Doug Kershaw, Steve Riley & friends
This Valcour Records release features their takes on the recordings of classic and archaic Cajun and Creole tunes as they were recorded in the early part of the 20th century as well as a few stellar original compositions. The recording was recorded, mixed and mastered by Joel Savoy at Studio SavoyFaire in Eunice, LA.
“I never left my Cajun roots. I took them around the world with me and we have reached unbelievable heights. After seventy eight years I brought them home,” said Kershaw. “Steve Riley and Joel Savoy, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for welcoming us back home.”
“It was a delight to bring these fabulous old songs to life on these instruments so rich with Cajun music history and to do it with one of Cajun music’s most legendary musicians,” said Riley. “Doug Kershaw has taken his Cajun roots farther than just about anyone I know. It was good to bring him home!”
Though they are from opposite ends of the Cajun music spectrum, both artists have contributed significantly to the music, having styles that are undoubtedly the most recognizable, innovative, and popular to ever come out of south LA’s Cajun country. Neither Doug or Steve had recorded in such a paired down, bare bones setting before, but the result is raw, real, and packed with Ragin’ Cajun attitude and energy from start to finish!
|04/28/2018 11:45 am||LUS Scène Internationale|