As custodians of culture and bearers of tradition, fine musicians were respected as Acadian royalty among those who settled the Point along the banks of Bayou Teche in 1765. It was verse that marked the humor and depth of those early families, and kinetic rhythms that offered giddiness within the tight cycle of birth and death. Like royalty, the bloodline and the music have passed from generation to generation, the latter becoming entirely distinguishable from its French roots, even allowing strains of rock, pop, funk, and C&W to inform the new breed of New Acadia. In recent years, however, the upstart heirs of the "royal" musical lines have turned their attention back to the porch swings of their heritage; the results have been... More >>>