Saturday, 10 November 2012

Compass Records signs BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet

Francophone lovers of fiddle-driven, blues-infused music from the rural American south will be glad to hear that the Grammy-award-winning Cajun band BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet, 'the best Cajun band in the world', has joined the artist roster of the Nashville-based independent roots-music label Compass Records.

Michael Doucet has already taken part in a Compass project - the album Fiddlers 4 with Darol Anger, Bruce Molsky, and cellist Rushad Eggleston (2002). The band have begun work on their debut Compass album, From Bamako to Carencro, scheduled for release early in 2013. This move continues the long tradition of Cajun contribution to recorded country music. Read the whole Compass press release here.