Lost Bayou Ramblers | Vermilionaire

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Vermilionaire

by Lost Bayou Ramblers

Traditional roots Cajun music performed with a modern and youthful exuberance.
Genre: World: Traditional Cajun
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1. Cote Gelee Two Step
4:04 album only
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2. Walker Special
3:07 album only
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3. Valse De Meche
3:39 album only
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4. Renee Stomp
2:49 album only
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5. Hommage a Varise
3:31 album only
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6. Vermilionaire
3:08 album only
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7. Freight Train Blues
1:42 album only
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8. Valse De Meche Perdu
3:16 album only
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9. Font Culottes
2:24 album only
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10. Henry
3:41 album only
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11. Bayou Teche Two Step
2:14 album only
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12. Il M\'envoyer (He Sent Me Someone)
3:53 album only
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13. Main Street Special
2:36 album only
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14. La Belle Du Cemetiere
0:55 album only
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15. La Pistache a Tante Nana
2:37 album only
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16. RQP Breakdown
3:28 album only
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17. Boston Stomp
2:04 album only
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18. Valse D\'automne
3:15 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Recorded along the Bayou Vermilion in pure analog format at beautiful Dockside Studios in Maurice, LA this album captures the unique and soulful character indicative of the Lost Bayou Ramblers' well-honed deep roots sound. The raw and raucous texture of the Lost Bayou Ramblers combined with the rock recording sensibilities of Recording Engineer and Producer Chris "Frenchie" Smith (The Bubble Studio - Austin, Texas; Production and Mixing for acts such as Jet, The Meat Puppets, and The Dandy Warhols) come together to produce a full-length album that is steeped in tradition while forging ahead with an unabashedly original sound

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Lost Bayou Ramblers - Vermilionaire - Bayou Perdu Records
The Lost Bayou Ramblers held the release party for Vermilionaire in Lafayette four days after Hurricane Gustav hit south Louisiana - the second time in three years significant damage and flooding occurred in Vermilion, the coastal parish that lends its name to the release. It's no coincidence the Ramblers take a heavy-handed approach to defending Acadiana's environmental and cultural legacies from further loss. The title track is defined in the liner notes as: "(ver mil' ye nar') n. inhabitant of Southern Louisiana who benefits from the region's rich culture and environment." The term is a tribute to a Cajun bayou man who boasts that with all the wildlife roaming around the region, he'll "never die of hunger." A selection of waltzes, two-steps and bluesy numbers round out the album, driven by the thwacking of Chris Courville's bare-bones stand-up drum set. De facto bandleader Louis Michot has never been in better form, whether wailing a Cajun waltz with so much emotion that his voice cracks or playing a meditative instrumental homage to deceased fiddler Varise Connor. Austin-based producer, Chris "Frenchie" Smith, who has mixed albums by the Dandy Warhols among others, gives Vermilionaire a cohesive, tight sound sometimes lacking on Cajun releases. The album is a tribute to the energy and originality that helps the band pack dancehalls from Lafayette to Frenchmen Street. - Philip Cartelli
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