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Old 07-09-2010, 10:50 PM
Location: Youngsville, LA
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The San Jose Mercury news recently released their own survey that should make us very proud, at least in New Orleans and Lafayette...


Not exactly what I'd call the most comprehensive examination of our respective areas, but I'll take it!

Nice to receive some good press.
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Old 07-09-2010, 11:14 PM
Location: Lafayette, La
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Fantastic to see Lafayette there. We really have our own separate identity form New Orleans and music is the backbone of the culture here. Its so prevalent, that Zydeco is often mistaken for Cajun music and vice versa. It also says a lot that we are by far the smallest town on that list, yet have a huge influence.
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Old 07-12-2010, 07:36 PM
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Years ago it was so much better in Lafayette.

I recall seeing Ray Charles, Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Asleep at the Wheel, Lynyrd Skynyrd and many other fairly well known acts in the Lafayette area... not to mention the local talent like Clifton Chenier, Boisec Ardoin, Little Bob and the Lollipops and other super talented musicians.

Who is it that compares to that these days? I beg to differ. The Lafayette "music scene" these days has its share of posers would be a more accurate statement. I admit being biased. I was able to attend those shows for a few bucks cover charge, or even worked some of the shows.

The difference is vision. The original Grant St owners had it, as an example.

Cest la vie, I guess. These days "raves" or "rap" and even "trance" seem to be the popular stuff?
I haven't a clue about much of the "new music trends". It all sounds like crapola to me but I'm accustomed to John Lee Hooker.
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