Cleoma’s Ghost is a Cajun Duo who play traditional and old-time fiddle-based Cajun music. They have been crafting their musical style together over the past 12 years. Originally they performed as part of a larger dance-hall band and then, realizing they shared a similar musical vision, distilled their sound into the current incarnation of Cleoma’s Ghost. Their energy, passion and drive can be felt in their music whether on the dance floor, at a house dance, in a theater or in the intimacy of a white table clothed restaurant. One of the consistent comments they have gotten over the years is about how much sound, energy and joie de vivre two people can conjure in an evening or afternoon of performing. The music speaks for itself, clearly Cleoma’s Ghost loves what they do.
Buffy Lewis: guitar and vocals. Buffy’s driving guitar style is the backbone of Cleoma’s Ghost. She was a nominee in 2002 for the Cajun French Music Association’s award for Best Female Cajun Vocalist. It was the first time that a non-Cajun singer was recognized with such an honor. Buffy is a wonderful dance instructor. She gets people dancing through her clear and supportive sequence of dance steps.
Roger Weiss: fiddle and vocals. Roger’s fiddle style has emerged into a blend of Creole and Cajun styles. His fiddle playing is heartfelt and very traditionally Cajun, a spicy blend of influences from mentors studied with down on the bayou over the years.