Singing of Deltas and Bayous: Iris DeMent and Lost Bayou Ramblers


October 16th, 2013 ~ Singer-songwriter Iris DeMent returns to the landscape and soundscape of her youth, the Arkansas Delta. We'll speak with Iris about her musical homecoming, and listen in on an exclusive solo piano performance of her most recent songs. Then we catch up with the Lafayette punk and rockabilly-inflected Cajun band, the Lost Bayou Ramblers, fronted by brothers Andre and Louis Michot, who can count Gordon Gano (of the Violent Femmes) as a collaborator and fan.

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  • Open Bed: La Jolie Fillie N'en Veut Plues de Moi Lost Bayou Ramblers
    Mammoth Waltz, Bayou Perdu Records
  • Bon Ton Roulet Clarence 'Bon Ton' Garlow
    Zydeco: The Early Years 1961-1962, Arhoolie
  • Bijou Creole Cedric Watson and Bijou Creole
    L'Esprit Creole, Valcour
  • Oh Catin Bonsoir Catin
    En Francais: Cajun and Creole Rock and Roll, Bayou Tech Brewing
  • My Babe Rod Bernard
    Swamp Rock N Roller, ACE
  • Lucille Mike and the Soul Accordion Band
    Zodico: Louisiana Creole Music, Rounder
  • Instrumental: Acadian Two-Step Coteau
    Highly Seasoned Cajun Music, Rounder
  • SEGMENT: Lost Bayou Ramblers
  • Pine Grove Blues Nathan Abshire
    The Best of Nathan Abshire, Swallow
  • Wooly Bully Malfacteurs
    En Francais: Cajun and Creole Rock and Roll, Bayou Teche Brewing
  • The Wobble Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale
    Buddy and Jim, New West
  • Grand Texas Hackberry Ramblers
    Cajun Boogie, Flying Fish
  • Jambalaya Michael White
    Adventures in New Orleans Jazz Part 2, Basin Street
  • Instrumental: Steel Guitar Rag Mello Joy Boys
    Une Tasse Cafe, Swallow
  • One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer Aldus Roger
    Lafayette Saturday Night, Ace
  • Getting Late in the Evening Raful Neal
    Lafayette Soul Show, Ace
  • I Got Loaded Lil Bob and the Lollipops
    Lafayette Soul Show, Ace
  • Je vas revenir (I'm Coming Home) Queen Ida and Al Lewis
    Queen Ida and the Bon Temps Band: Zydeco, GNP Crescendo
  • Instrumental: Renee Stomp Lost Bayou Ramblers
    Vermilionaire, Bayou Perdu Records
  • Open Bed: If That Ain't Love Iris DeMent
    Sing the Delta, Flariella Records
  • State of Arkansas The Almanac Singers
    State of Arkansas, 21 Vision Ltd.
  • Pinebluff, Arkansas Bukka White
    The Complete Bukka White, Sony
  • Been a Walkin' Bobby Lee Trammell
    Vaden Rock 'n' Roll Story, Ramco
  • My Arkansas Bazooka Gal Bob Skyles and the Skyrockets
    single, Bluebird
  • Jemima Surrender The Band
    The Band, Capitol
  • Corine Corina Sleepy LaBeef
    The Human Jukebox, Sun
  • Instrumental: Arkansas Traveler Bela Fleck
    New Visions: The New Acoustic, Rhino
  • Cottonfields Rose Maddox
    Rose Maddox Sings Bluegrass, Capitol
  • California Cottonfields Merle Haggard
    Hag: Someday We'll Look Back, Capitol
  • Big City Iris DeMent
    Tulare Dust: A Songwriter's Tribute to Merle Haggard, Hightone
  • SEGMENT: Iris DeMent
  • Instrumental: That's All Right Mama Bill Frisell
    Disfarmer, Nonesuch
  • My Home's In the Delta Buddy Guy and Junior Wells
    Alone and Acoustic, Alligator
  • I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry Al Green
    Country Meets Soul, Cream/ Hi
  • Darkness on the Delta Eden Brent
    Mississippi Number One, Yellow Dog
  • Feel Like Going Home Charlie Rich
    Fee Like Going Home: The Essential Charlie Rich, Epic
  • I've Never Picked Cotton Johnny Cash
    Johnny Cash Unchained, American
  • Cotton Picker Eddie Cochran
    Legendary Masters Series #4, United Artists
  • End Bed: Arkansas Blues Tuts Washington
    Essentia; Blues Piano, HOB