Kyle Huval and the Dixie Club Ramblers

Kyle Huval and the Dixie Club Ramblers

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We aim to please! Our old style, back-porch music has down-to-earth Cajun roots, with influences from the Balfa Family, Marc Savoy, Nathan Abshire, and Austin Pitre. Contributions from our French Canadian, Appalachian Mountain, and European heritage make our music a melting pot of sounds and rhythm.

Biography

Our name, the Dixie Club Ramblers, is an homage to the Dixie Club near Eunice, La that was owned by Kyle's great grandparents and was frequented by Brandon's grandfather. In an effort to preserve the essence and originality of traditional Cajun music from the last century, our music sticks to a more traditional theme by adding twin fiddles and acoustic rhythm guitar.

We aim to please! Our old style, back-porch music has down-to-earth Cajun roots, with influences from the Balfa Brothers, Marc Savoy, Nathan Abshire, and Austin Pitre. Contributions from our French Canadian, Appalachian Mountains, and European heritage make our music a melting pot, like the great Louisiana culture.

We can play in many different combinations - from small intimate and acoustic to stage shows with whole band plugged in and adding a few special guests and suprizes.

We especially love to play for dancers and can teach cajun-style two-step and waltzing for those interested. We also have a wide-ranging knowledge of the music and it's background, and can do cultural and instrumental workshops and presentations.

Discography

Watch for our first CD:"Le poteau de coin" coming out soon! Engineered and mastered by Scott Ardoin at Overdub Studios, August 2007.

Guest musicians include Brazos Huval, Kevin Dugas, and Courtney Granger (care of Rounder Records).

This CD is guaranteed to get you moving and will soon be worn to a paper-thin wafer.

Going beyond the traditional Cajun two-steps and waltzes, we add reels and marches, some country one-steps, and a few suprizes.

Set List

We typically play a mix of our original songs, original arrangements, and traditional standards. All guaranteed to make you move!

Our set length is flexible and negotiable depending on price.

We have a very large repertoire, but below is a sample of some songs we love to play live:

Acadien Two Step
Eunice Waltz
Cottontail Two Step (Original)
Sunny's Waltz (Original)
Pine Grove Blues
Balfa Waltz
Reel d'Huval (Original)
Jolie Blonde
Parlez nous a boire
Misery Waltz
You Used To Call Me