This double bill dance party is part of the Lafayette invasion of opening weekend! Feufollet is Americana at its finest—reverential but wholly nonconformist. The band takes Cajun, honky-tonk and stringband music as their starting point, and keeps an open mind about where their song craft will lead them. With high-energy performances, Feufollet proves their Cajun roots don’t define them as much as propel them forward. Their signature sound finds equal expression in blues, old-time, country ballads and rock ‘n’ roll. “For more than a decade, Lafayette’s Feufollet has waved the flag for Cajun music, whether planting its feet in its roots or pushing its boundaries” (Best of New Orleans).
Lafayette is the epicenter of Cajun culture, and the four-time Grammy-nominated Pine Leaf Boys have made a name for presenting their own inimitable brand of Louisiana music with youthful exuberance. They have been invited on six occasions by the US State Department to tour the world, taking Cajun music to all corners of the globe. Fronted by Wilson Savoy, who performed at SMF in 2015 with the Grammy-winning project The Band Courtbouillon, the Pine Leaf Boys were described by The New York Times as, “… the link that connects the young and the old generations.” The Pine Leaf Boys present the unfiltered and unabashed Cajun music of their ancestors, proving that it is still thriving and full of life.