Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Breaux Bridge, Louisiana: Cajun Jam: Joie de Vivre


Cajun jam, Joie de Vivre, Breaux Bridge, Louisiana


There is a cajun jam every Saturday mid-day-ish at the Joie de Vivre "coffee and culture" shop in Breaux Bridge.

Cajun jam, Joie de Vivre, Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. Note the courir de Mardi Gras mask.

The colors in the shop are ripe and juicy, perfect for all of the visitors who come armed with our cameras.

Cajun jam, Joie de Vivre, Breaux Bridge, Louisiana


It is easy to close your eyes, tap your toes, and let the music wash over you.

Cajun jam, Joie de Vivre, Breaux Bridge, Louisiana

When I visited this past weekend, there were fiddles, guitars, accordions, a banjo, a double bass, some small bongos, a triangle, and a deep-voiced washtub bass.

Washtub bass. Cajun jam, Joie de Vivre, Breaux Bridge, Louisiana


I loved how the dancing couple moved in and out of the frame in this video:



There are many varieties of coffee drinks you can get at Joie de Vivre, but on Saturdays, if you want lunch, you'll get what they's got. On this Saturday, it was hearty red beans and rice, cornbread, and pickled okra. And, you know, the pickled okra was not terrible.

  
Cajun jam, Joie de Vivre, Breaux Bridge, Louisiana


1 comment:

  1. If you go to Randol's Restaurant (Lafayette) on Wednesday night's, you can usually see this couple stretching out, along with quite a few more of the regular's.

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