New Louisiana music from founding members of The Red Stick Ramblers and The Pine Leaf Boys
"If you've ever been nagged by the feeling that all Cajun and zydeco music was starting to sound a bit too much like the same old thing," writes the UK's Songlines, "The Revelers will toss that notion back on your ears." This Louisiana band has been called an Eastern U.S. counterpart to Los Lobos, and they punch up Cajun and swamp rock classics with a dose of contemporary rock and R&B. The Revelers are a sextet of veteran musicians from Cajun country and beyond who combine crack musicianship with sheer infectious joy in playing together. And if you're hanging on to the last vestiges of summer, well, we've got a jolt of warmth for you, straight from Lafayette, Louisiana. This band contains several former members of The Pine Leaf Boys and of The Red Stick Ramblers, who did some legendary Michigan shows back in the day.