|I saw one of the best shows I've seen in a long time last night. Lost Bayou Ramblers(my current favorite band) and Gordon Gano of the violent Femmes. Gano plays violin/fiddle and sings as does Louis Michot, who is a phenomenal musician. They played about a 2.5 hour set (the Amigos from somewhere in New York opened but I didn't hear much, the people who did liked them a lot) playing their own songs for an hour or so, then an hour or more of Violent Femmes, and a split encore ending with blister in the sun. "Add it up" was a highlight with a big dueling fiddle jam in the middle. Crowd peaked for that and blister in the sun, but was really hot all night. Lost Bayou jammed the first part hard, then the crowd was totally into all the Femmes stuff, a large number singing along. Crowd was into the set start to finish, really. Super high energy show in a great venue, the Blue Moon Saloon in Lafayette, la. Place can get too crowded, but this was just right. It was packed for sure, but just Below the "too much" threshold.
If y'all haven't heard lost bayou ramblers, check them out. There's a cool documentary on the making of their Mammoth Waltz album. They have a new live album, live at gasa gasa,that's top notch, too, and really reflects the progression in their sound. They do a rock, Cajun, jam band hybrid that's really a new, unique sound. They're local to this area, but tour the world and parts of the states. especially French speaking areas, but they play NYC frequently. I highly, highly recommend checking them out.
Last edited on Tue Mar 3rd, 2015 04:20 am by BayouBoogie