All five members of the Pine Leaf Boys—Wilson Savoy, Courtney Granger, Jon Bertrand, Drew Simon and Thomas David—have been surrounded by music since childhood. Hailing from farms and villages in Cajun country, the band has evolved by preserving the traditional Cajun sound while allowing it to breathe with a youthful exuberance. Their music is defined by twin fiddles, accordion, bass and drums, and has been described as a link between the young and old generations of southwest Louisiana. It is the Pine Leaf Boys’ mission to present the real Cajun music of their ancestors to the world and prove that it is still thriving and full of life. This is their second appearance at SMF, following a 2017 dance party.
Straight from the blackjack boggy woods of Cypress Island, Louisiana, Jourdan Thibodeaux is one of only a small number of young people speaking Cajun French today, and his soulful singing and fiddling are the perfect medium for his ever-growing repertoire of original Louisiana French songs. His musical ability and crafty songwriting have afforded him a band comprised of some of the finest artists in Acadiana today: Cedric Watson (fiddle/accordion), Joel Savoy (guitar), Alan Lafleur (bass) and Sean Bruce (drums). From foot-stomping two-steps to heart-breaking ballads, Jourdan Thibodeaux et les Rôdailleurs deliver la verité with a sound that keeps the dance floor rocking!