BEAUSOLEIL & Michael Doucet: Evangeline Waltz (2-CD)
(Sunset Blvd Records) 33 tracks, live recordings, digisleeve
Recorded live in the band's hometown of Baton Rogue, LA. 2 Time Grammy Award winning Beausoleil introduced traditional Cajun music to the world outside of their native Louisiana. Combining Southern country and folk music with traditional songs from France's Brittany region Beausoleil is well known in Performing Art Centers as a premier live act; there is no better way to experience them!
Evangeline Waltz is a recording that captures them in their element, playing in front of an enthusiastic audience. Led by Michael Doucet's driving fiddle and powerful vocals, Beausoleil deliver a delightful set of 33 songs, including the irresistible call to dance 'Acadian Two Step.".
The sound quality of the CD is excellent, and you can hear every nuance of the concert, from the way accordionist Jimmy Breaux and Doucet trade phrases, to the subtle interplay of the various instruments.
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