Cracklin Cajun Band

Cracklin Cajun Band

 Manchester, Michigan, USA
BandFolkAmericana

This group will get you up dancing for sure. Traditional Cajun music; driving 2-steps, beautiful waltzes and some bluesy Creole songs. What they call French music in Louisiana. The music of the dancehalls and bals de maison (house dances). Straightfoward feel good with a (Louisiana) French twist.

Biography

Cracklin plays traditional Cajun music; driving 2-steps, beautiful waltzes and some bluesy Creole songs. What they call French music in Louisiana. The music of the dancehalls and bals de maison (house dances). Their music is a mixture of the old sound of two fiddles playing; as well as the music of the accordion and fiddle together with that driving rhythm guitar. The vocals are sung with feeling in the traditional Cajun French. Here are 3 guys making a whole lot of music. Allons Danser Chere!

Jeff Boerger and Peter Lynch have been playing Cajun music together since 2008 when they met at a jam session at the Wheatland music festival. They are both passionate about this music and have learned from some of the best known Cajun and Creole musicians in Louisiana. Steve Rohs is a more recent addition and has become quite taken with this music as well. He is an experienced musician with a background in Old Time and Irish traditions.

Our influences are many of the great Cajun and Creole musicians from Louisiana, Dennis McGee, Amede Ardroin, The Balfa Brothers, Iry Lejeune, Bois Sec Ardroin and Canray Fontenot. We have learned from contemporary Louisiana musicians like Steve Riley, David Greely, Joe Hall, Jesse Lege, Lindzay Young, Courtney Granger and D'Jalma Garnier. We only play traditional Louisiana French music and don't add in other types of music. This is what we do, we love it and it sure gets the crowd going. Allons Danse Cher!