American Routes – Blues Routes Then & Now: with a Creole & Cajun Live Set from Cedric Watson & Chris Stafford

The blues carry us from back roads to city streets, with heartache and hope in jazz, country and folk music. We’ll hear old field recordings and new commentaries in blues from Cedell Davis, Guitar Slim, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Irma Thomas and Lucinda Williams. Then, it’s Cajun, zydeco, waltzes and two-steps and swamp pop soul from Beau Jocque, Clifton Chenier, and Carol Fran. Plus an interview and live performance from younger traditionalists Cedric Watson and Chris Stafford on French Louisiana accordion and fiddle in Creole zydeco and Cajun music.

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