Black Pot Camp Keeps Traditional Music Alive

Black Pot Camp Keeps Traditional Music Alive

This week long camp out started Monday October 23, and rolls all the way till Noon on the 27th. From there the “Camp” turns into Festival mode; setting up at Vermilionville for live entertainment and a cook off over the weekend.

After witnessing a group of very eclectic music lovers from all walks of life in one place, enjoying each other’s company and music; I have a newfound appreciation for what it means to be “Cajun

After arriving Tuesday night after the sun went down, we found our way to the Barn Dance. Along the way in the brisk air, the sweet sounds of various styles of music could be heard from the many impromptu jam sessions. Upon arriving at the Barn Dance where an incredible swing band was playing, the good times began to roll. One showman after another graced the stage and no one disappointed. Artist from across the country jumped right up to share their gift. Later that night diversity struck once again. Passing by the laundry room was a sound that was hard to ignore. As we got closer, we noticed a good old fashioned Square Dance. It was like stepping back in time. To paint the picture; when we opened the door was a young man standing on top of a washing machine accompanied by a 5 piece band. The sounds of Banjo, Twin Fiddles, Upright Bass, and Acoustic Guitar were very easy on the ears. This room was filled with joy.

During the day, We traveled the campground following the sound of music. Witnessing classes on various traditional instruments and music history. Truly a multi generational environment we saw folks from 8 all the way up to 89. Some learning a new instrument for the first time, and some carrying on the traditions that were passed on them. Everywhere you looked there was example after example of people loving people.

We truly enjoyed the sights and sounds. I would strongly recommend it to anyone who loves music and the outdoors. The staff at Lakeview Park was world class. It’s not too late to get on on the action, go check them out at Vermilionville all weekend. For more details checkout: https://www.blackpotfestival.com/

For Radio Louisiana: Jordan LaSalle

Today We Uploaded Some Great Louisiana Music to Radio Louisiana…Get The APP Today!

Today We Uploaded Some Great Louisiana Music to Radio Louisiana…Get The APP Today!

Today we uploaded some great Louisiana music to Radio Louisiana. It is vital to us to continue to play music from the past as well as the present. Culture means a lot in this great state, and we want to preserve all of the great genres that we are able. So from Louie Armstrong to Louie Prima…and from Percy Sledge all the way to Jamie Bergeron & The Kickin Cajuns. There are so many greats from Louisiana that you just have to pay attention! So If you have a request, please reach out to us anytime at info@radiolouisiana.com anytime day or night. If you are a band, please feel free to send us a single or a link to the Facebook page or our address to Radio Louisiana, 110 Travis Street, Lafayette, LA in the heart of The Oil Center.

Among the music in today’s server upload are Percy Sledge, Pete Fountain, Tracks from the new Jamie Bergeron & The Kickin Cajun’s New CD – Comin In Hot, Courtney Granger’s New Amazing CD – Beneath Still Waters, Soul Creole, Rufus Jagneaux, Geno Delafosse and French Rockin Boogie, G.G. Shinn, The Frazzling Derelicts, Drew Zaunbrecher, Dr. John, Cookie & His Cupcakes, LeRoy Thomas, Clarence Frogman Henry, The Babineaux Sisters, Aaron Neville, The Meters, Richard Lebouef, Glenn Dale Fontenot, and The Nik L Beer Band. We also want to thank all of our station supporters for Radio Louisiana as well as one major sponsor Julien’s Po-Boys located in Lafayette, LA and Broussard, LA.