Racines – Racines featuring Steve Riley, Mitch Reed, Kevin Wimmer, Chris Stafford and Glen Fields


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Release Date:  2006

Label:  Swallow records


Track List

1 Chère Bébé
2 Gabrielle
3 Café Chaud
4 Johnnie Billie Goat
5 Gone To The Country
6 Marcantel Reel / Reel De Coquin (Medley)
7 My Baby She’s Gone To Stay
8 Drunkard’s Waltz
9 Reel Perdu / Fruge’s Reel (Medley)
10 I Hear You Knockin’
11 Horse With No Shoes
12 Reel De Crapaud / Reel Fâché (Medley)
13 Mon Coeur Fait Plus Mal
14 Mazurka / Guilbeau Pelican / Waltz That Finished In The Corner Of The House (Medley)
15 Crowley 2-Step



Accordion, Fiddle, Guitar, Vocals – Steve Riley
Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Lap Steel Guitar – Chris Stafford
Bass, Fiddle – Mitch Reed
Drums – Glen Fields
Fiddle, Vocals – Kevin Wimmer



In Cajun French, “racines” means roots, the live oak roots of Southwest Louisiana in particular. Racines, a band of young Cajun masters, draws its inspiration from the music of the region and with this fine CD presents a loving tribute to its pioneers. The quintet is comprised of Steve Riley who got his start as a teenager learning from and playing with Dewey Balfa. He now plays accordion and fiddle with his band The Mamou Playboys. Fiddler Kevin Wimmer also got his start with Mr. Dewey and along with drummer Glenn Fields plays with the Red Stick Ramblers. Fiddler and bassist Mitch Reed has patterned his playing on the fiddle style of Dennis McGee and presently plays bass with Beausoleil. Guitarist Chris Stafford, despite his young age has been a much sought after player and founded the talented band Feufollet. The selections on Racines draw from the classic Cajun repertoire but also included are Zydeco, Creole and Blues influences creating a mighty tasty gumbo of Bayou sounds.

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