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'Tit Oiseau

by Bunkhouse Boys

Rarely covered Creole tracks and plenty of traditional Cajun Two Steps and Waltzes.
Genre: World: Creole
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Bunkhouse Special
3:18 $0.99
2. Iota Two Step
4:41 $0.99
3. Misere
2:03 $0.99
4. Valse de 'tit Oiseau
2:57 $0.99
5. Hadley Two Step
3:28 $0.99
6. Oh Mam
2:58 $0.99
7. Valse de 'tit Maurice
2:51 $0.99
8. Lawtell Two Step
3:48 $0.99
9. Valse des grand bois
4:55 $0.99
10. Enterre moi pas
4:37 $0.99
11. Blue Runner
1:42 $0.99
12. Blues de voyage
2:43 $0.99
13. Personne p'ole danser avec moi
3:02 $0.99
14. Two Step a Jules
0:56 $0.99
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Album Notes
Bunkhouse Boys are known for delivering straight and true Creole music in all its richness of polyrhythms, twists, and unusual turns of phrase. In this, their first album, Bunkhouse Boys are showing how much they can do as a lean band of just four musicians without assistance of a full backline of bass and drums. The players are Mark Sagar on guitar, Roger Weiss on fiddle, Laren Droll on accordion, and Maggie McManus on triangle and rub-board. Bunkhouse Boys are from the Hudson Valley region of New York but have been committed to the roots of traditional Creole music for many years including many pilgrimages made to Cajun country in southwest Louisiana.

Accordion player Laren Droll learned his chops from time spent with masters like Bois Sec Ardoin, Danny Poullard, Delton Broussard, Calvin Carriere, Goldman Thibodeaux, Preston Frank, Jefferey Broussard, and Ed Poullard. Many of the great Cajun accordion players have also exerted strong influences, especially Jesse Leger who brought his Cajun accordion mastery to New York for many years, leaving behind a vibrant Cajun enclave in the Northeast. Laren also plays zydeco in his band ZydeGroove. There is quite a bit of musical cross-fertilization between the two bands.

Fiddler Roger Weiss loves a dark toned fiddle and was originally inspired to take up fiddle by the Balfa Brothers Yellow Album. He has branched out into new territories of Creole and Zydeco since joining Bunkhouse Boys. Mitch Reed has had a strong influence on his style. Roger has a sound of his own, rich in emotion, and lush in tone. Roger also plays with ZydeGroove.

Guitarist Mark Sagar is a life long guitarist who spent years playing the Blues. He came under the influence of Cajun music when Jesse Leger moved into his neck of the woods. Mark often ended up jamming with Roger and Laren at Ashokan Fiddle and Dance "Sourthern Week" - a place that has done more for cultivating Cajun music than anywhere in the Northeast. At Ashokan, campers took up residence in some classic well worn in bunkhouses, which is where the guys met, and where the name came from.

Maggie McManus is a noted Zydeco and Cajun dancer who has spent the last 30 years being deeply involved in the scene. Along the way she picked up rub-board from JC Gallow of the Lawtell Playboys. She also picked up the triangle, but was not sure she 'got it' until fiddler Milton Vanicor gave her his blessing at a jam in his home. Her triangle and rub-board is the chief rhythm instrument in Bunkhouse Boys and an integral part of the band's sound. It all comes down to the rhythm and all the games that can be played with it. Maggie comes by rhythm naturally.

Bunkhouse Boys hopes you will enjoy their selections of Cajun and Creole favorites. Download this album and you will have a Louisiana house party in your ears.



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