Coming up! The Revelers – June 7.


The Revelers, coming to CHIRP’s free concert series on Tuesday, June 7th at 7:00 p.m. in Ballard Park are made up of original members of The Red Stick Ramblers and The Pine Leaf Boys, two bands at the forefront of Louisiana’s cultural renaissance. Now they have come together to form a supergroup which combines the Cajun, Blues and Zydeco with Swamp-Pop, a form of music from the Louisiana of the 50s and 60s. Swamp-Pop has been called Louisiana’s answer to the R&B and Rock n Roll that came out of Memphis and Detroit in the 50s. When that sound reached Southwest Louisiana the Cajun and Zydeco musicians traded in their fiddles and accordions for horns and electric guitars that gave their music its own special twist. Wait till you hear that saxophone!