Last up on our Festival Artist Spotlight list is the young Cajun band Feufollet. Once hailed as the youthful and precocious future of Cajun music, Feufollet is one of the most popular and innovative Cajun bands in southwest Louisiana, despite the fact that most of the band members are college students. The band's music has deep traditional roots, with vocals in Cajun French, but the musicians don't hesitate to add more modern elements when they fit the music. Folklorist Nick Spitzer, the host of American Routes on NPR, describes Feufollet as "a beguiling mix of authoritative voice and youthful passion, seriousness of purpose and artistic risk-taking." Hear them in person at the Cityfolk Festival on this weekend.
This groove starts out with a country flair but turns straight into Cajun country.