The Pine Leaf Boys

As sneakily clever as their name, southwest Louisiana's Pine Leaf Boys may be the best of the young Cajun/Creole bands, playing traditional material with respectful exuberance but also sometimes kicking things into overdrive with innovative firepower. Either way, the Boys stir up fais-do-do dancers with especially sharp and often raucous ensemble play usually ignited by Wilson Savoy's accordion or Courtney Granger's soaring fiddle (Wilson the son of Marc and Ann Savoy; Courtney of the famed Balfa clan). On the quintet's latest, Back Home, Savoy sings his heart out on the swamp-pop nugget "Fool," the jaunty "Blues De Cajun" swings fiercely, while Dewey Balfa's "Cajun from Church Point" and Lawrence Walker's "Allons Rock 'n' Roll" build up serious heads of bayou rock 'n' roll steam.
Fri., May 27, 7 p.m., 2011

 
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