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Valcour’s Joel Savoy honored

Acadiana news publication The Daily Advertiser has named Valcour founder Joel Savoy among it’s honorees for this year’s “20 Under 40” Acadiana Leadership Awards. The awards are designed to honor young movers and shakers in the region who are shaping the area’s future. According the newspaper’s website: “A panel of community leaders from a wide variety Read more…

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Bonsoir, Catin is back!

Since Bonsoir, Catin burst upon the folk music scene in 2005, they have been rocking Louisiana dancehalls and festivals with their fresh Cajun sound that is a unique blend of ancient ballads, dancehall era gems, swamp pop stylings, and rock n’ roll blues. The Bonsoir, Catin sound rides a wave rhythm, a pulse, an under-the-skin Read more…

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Pine Leaf Boys, CD Release Party for Danser

Four time GRAMMY nominated Pine Leaf Boys invite you to come and celebrate the release of their 5th album, Danser. There will be free food, cold beer, great music, and a lot of dancing—all for a $5 cover!  Where: The Blue Moon Saloon in LafayetteWhen: 8:00 p.m.  Show will start at 9:30 but get there Read more…

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The Band Courtbouillon – GRAMMY WINNERS!

Who needs a Cajun and Zydeco GRAMMY category? The Band Courtbouillon, the self-titled release on Valcour of the super group featuring Wayne Toups, Steve Riley and Wilson Savoy, has been nominated for a GRAMMY in the Regional Roots Category.

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Festivals Acadiens et Créoles Weekend!

It’s Festival time! We hope you can make it down to Lafayette for some of the best Louisiana music you can find at Festivals Acadiens et Créoles! The stages will be chock-full of performances by Valcour artists past and present. Check out the schedule here to get showtimes for the Pine Leaf Boys, The Band Read more…

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CODOFIL Fundraising Concert & Brunch

Célébrez le français en Louisiane! Please join us for Lâche Pas: a celebration of music and cuisine benefiting the efforts of CODOFIL Cochon RestaurantSunday, August 26, 2012 5:00pm – 10pm This first time event will raise funds for the efforts of CODOFIL (The Council for the Development of French in Louisiana), the state agency charged Read more…

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Saint Street Carnival!

From The Independent: One of the best things about Mardi Gras is if done correctly the amount of walking you get in is spectacular. They say you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink — untrue at Mardi Gras where an endless amount of jackasses will stumble to the fun Read more…

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Bayou Tech Brewing and Valcour Release Beer/Music Tandem

In honor of the Mardi Gras season, Arnaudville’s Bayou Teche Brewing is releasing Courir de Mardi Gras, the brewery’s first seasonally produced beer. This limited edition beer honors Acadiana’s rural Mardi Gras traditions and is brewed as a Biere de Mars – a centuries old French style of farmhouse seasonal brew. Bayou Teche’s brewmaster Karlos Read more…

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New brand, CDs, partnerships!

Well you may have noticed a calm before, but now it is time for the storm!  Valcour has overhauled our look, entered into new partnerships for distribution overseas and for joint musical projects here at home, and we are releasing two exciting CDs just in time for Festivals Acadiens and the coming holiday season!

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Anthony Bourdain, David Simon and Valcour

Well we had an interesting weekend! Anthony Bourdain and the No Reservations crew came to Acadiana and filmed a Cajun Country episode. His travels brought him to Lafayette, Breaux Bridge and Eunice. On his trip to Eunice he was treated to a supper at Valcour HQ (otherwise know as Joel’s house.) Linzay Young of the Read more…

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Valcour Artists, Partners on Treme!

Valcour partners Joel Savoy and Lucius Fontenot both made cameo’s in this past weekend’s Carnival Time episode of HBO’s TREME. Also featured prominently were two accordion masters who will both be featured on a Valcour release this fall: Wilson Savoy and Steve Riley (Wayne Toups will join them for the release). The TREME folks had Read more…

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Valcour Bands on NPR Music Blog

Can the new generation of energetic, innovative Lafayette artists reshaping the traditional sounds of Cajun music cross over to the huge fan base of current successful string band acts like Mumford and Sons, Old Crow Medicine Show and the Avett Brothers? Geoffrey Himes of NPR Music thinks it is a distinct possibility.

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Pine Leaf Boys win at Best of the Beat!

The band is known for playing traditional Cajun and Creole music from Southwest Louisiana, inspired by bands dating from the 1920s such as Amédé Ardoin to modern bands such as the Mamou Playboys, Jason Frey, Paul Daigle and Cajun Gold all the way up to Wayne Toups. The Pine Leaf Boys are an “international Cajun Read more…

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Cajun Country Revival CDs have arrived!

The new Cajun Country Revival CD advance copies are in! We have 100 copies available exclusively for ouend get em’ while you can! The real CDs will be in 12. Pre-order yours today! We have 100 copies available exclusively et em’ while you can! The real CDs will be in March 12. Pre-order yours today! Read more…

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