Monday, October 26, 2015

South Louisiana Musicians: The Band Courtbouillon



The Band Courtbouillon, Festival Acadiens et Creoles 2015, Lafayette, Louisiana.


The Band Courtboullion is an assembly of principals from three crazy-popular South Louisiana bands: Wilson Savoy of the Pine Leaf Boys, Wayne Toups of, well, Wayne Toups "zydecajun," and Steve Riley of Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys.

The Band Courtbouillon, Festival Acadiens et Creoles 2015, Lafayette, Louisiana.


At the Festival Acadiens et Creoles 2015, Courtbouillon played on the lawn of the Hilliard Art Museum.

The Band Courtbouillon, Festival Acadiens et Creoles 2015, Lafayette, Louisiana.


As their bands' leaders, the three musicians play the accordion. But as The Band Courtbouillon, Wilson Savoy often picks up the fiddle and Steve Riley the guitar.


The Band Courtbouillon, Festival Acadiens et Creoles 2015, Lafayette, Louisiana.



The three men have distinct singing voices. This cubes the band's repertoire, as the band can present three songs with but one set of lyrics, with each lead singer able to offer a different translation of the same song.


The Band Courtbouillon, Festival Acadiens et Creoles 2015, Lafayette, Louisiana.




The Band Courtbouillon, Festival Acadiens et Creoles 2015, Lafayette, Louisiana.

Here's a short interview the Courtbouillon members in 2013:








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