Bal du Dimanche with La Recolte Cajun Band
LA RECOLTE CAJUN BAND
This five-member band consists of an array of talented musicians from the heart of Acadiana. The name of the band, “La Recolte” (The Harvest), was influenced by their desire to keep traditions alive and inspired the release of their debut CD “Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes…” They have been featured on the Grand Ole Opry style show, Rendez-vous des Cajuns, at the historical Liberty Theatre in Eunice, LA; Downtown Alive in Lafayette, La; and performed in New Brunswick Canada in August 2013 for the yearly Acadie Celebrations in the region. La Recolte is traditional and highly influenced by the South Louisiana dance hall music of the mid-1900’s. La Recolte is sure to get you on the dance floor. Belting out waltzes of relationships gone bad as well as driving two-steps that will get you pumping all night long.
The earlier generations of Cajuns planted the seeds that would generate an abundance of Cajun music and culture. They had to have the faith that it would nurture and grow. New generations continue to cultivate Cajun traditions because they “harvest” the “crop” of music and culture planted by generations of the past. They do so in an effort to carry on and replant the music and culture for future generations to also enjoy.
“It is not always granted to the sower to live to see the harvest. All work that is worth anything is done in faith.”-Albert Schweitzer