The late Dewey Balfa once said “A culture is like a tree, you have to water the roots, but you can’t go cutting off the branches every time the tree tries to grow”. Well, Racines (which means “roots” in French) both waters the roots and stretches outward. A collaborative project of five gentlemen who are all well-known Cajun musicians in their own right, Racines explores the varying musical traditions that call Southwest Louisiana home: Cajun music, Zydeco, blues and more.
Steve Riley (The Mamou Playboys, Lil Band O’ Gold) – Accordion, Fiddle, Guitar, Vocals
Kevin Wimmer (Balfa Toujours, The Red Stick Ramblers) – Fiddle, Vocals
Mitchell Reed (Beausoleil, Charivari) – Bass, Fiddle
Chris Stafford (La Bande Feufollet, Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole) – Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Lap Steel
Glenn Fields (The Red Stick Ramblers) – Drums