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Rock a'Bayou

by The Bluesbox Bayou Band

Rockin' Cajun / Zydeco, New Orleans Style, Swamp Beat Boogie Band.
Genre: World: Zydeco
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1. Down the Zydeco Road The BluesBox Bayou Band
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2. Don't Let the Green Grass Fool You The BluesBox Bayou Band
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3. Acadian Sky The BluesBox Bayou Band
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4. Everyday Feels Like Sunday The BluesBox Bayou Band
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5. Stay a Little Longer The BluesBox Bayou Band
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6. I'm Comin' Home The BluesBox Bayou Band
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7. Crawfish The BluesBox Bayou Band
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8. Rock A'bayou The BluesBox Bayou Band
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9. This Dawg Is Cryin' The BluesBox Bayou Band
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10. Another Saturday Night The BluesBox Bayou Band
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11. Blue Bayou The BluesBox Bayou Band
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12. Allons Dancer Le Mardi Gras The BluesBox Bayou Band
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Announcing the new CD Release by The BluesBox Bayou Band!
"Rock a' Bayou" includes eleven studio cuts and a bonus live cut... Rock a' Bayou takes you to the party on the bayou with new original songs as "Down the Zydeco Road", "Acadian Sky (waltz)", "Everyday Feels Like Sunday" and "This Dawg is Cryin'" to great bayou standards as "Don't Let the Green Grass Fool You" and their version of Orbison's classic "Blue Bayou"... all soon to be BluesBox dance-concert favorites. Also included is a bonus track recording of the exciting live version of "Allons Dancer le Mardi Gras"!
Available On Line at CD Baby, Digstation, Itunes and other outlets. Check out our upcoming schedule at http://thebluesbox.net/ and pick up your very own signed copy at one of the CD Release Party events throughout the summer season! Read on for more comments and reviews...

The Blues Box Bayou Band: P.D. Grimaldi takes this band down a Traditional and Zydeco road that just sets folks on fire. This band hails from the central valley of California and has been treating folks to great music for a number of years. This band was chosen to open the festival and perform the fais do do on Friday night (1 of 3 gigs total). I missed them while I was at Balfa Camp this past April , as they were in Lafayette making music and having a grand time in the mother land of Cajun/Creole & Zydeco. Pete has written some material that sends me ... although I am not excitable about new material , the sounds of Blues Box and the lyrics are super audio delights that defines memories. Among the finest drummers in the business Rudy Knight is forever captivating us with his ear to ear smile and vibrant in the pocket tempo... I gauge this band to be among California's great contributions to the genre.
David Mason, Music Director Isleton Crawdad Festival

The Blues Box Bayou Band is the new Rockin' Cajun / Zydeco sound! Swamp beat boogie and New Orleans style rhythm and blues. Historically, this band has been entertaining audiences and generally having a good time since 1996.


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Jaime Tafoya

Let me say one thing, and that is, roots music is alive and well in this country
Let me say one thing, and that is, roots music is alive and well in this country we call America. In a world where commercial music success is a dream for many, people still dedicate their lives to the making GOOD music and they do it for one simply reason; LOVE.
The new album “Rock a Bayou” is the real deal folks. It hooked me from the first track “Down The Zydeco Road” and has since to let go. I always feel the test of a good album is how many times you listen to it without tiring of it. Well my friends, this recording has not disappointed me. I admit I’ve played it at least 50 times (I received an advance studio copy) and it’s still one of my tops picks in my CD collection. It’s simply fun to listen to and I discover something new every time I listen to it. With a rich mix of instruments in their arsenal, The BluesBox Bayou Band weaves a highly textured musical fabric for listeners to enjoy.
The new album includes a mix of covers and original songs. The opening track “Down The Zydeco Road” is an upbeat celebration of Louisiana culture with an infectious rhythm, solid guitar riffs and harmonious back up vocals. As a matter of fact, one thing I enjoy about this album is that Grimaldi has played up the use of his band mates in the back up vocal tracks which adds another dimension to his songs and begs to have the audience join in chorus.
The haunting “Acadian Sky” is a masterwork. It reminds me of an Irish folk song and Grimaldi's voice reincarnates the gritty vocal stylings of Joe Strummer. Grimaldi laments in his lyrics “Separation is hard when your young and in love, harsh circumstances will change. But when you’re torn from your home and told never to return you’ll always want what you never can have.” This song paints a picture of a melancholy-romanticized south in the listeners mind. You can actually smell the Acacia trees and feel the pain of tortured souls as you sway to-and-fro with your drinking buddies. “Everyday Feels Like Sunday” is a certified hit, probably the most commercially viable song on the album in my opinion. Julie Johnson is spot on with a heavy bass track, Frank Grimaldi shows off his rockabilly guitar riffs honed over years of practice and Jimi Hildrith hits the rub board like a possessed demon after too much coffee. “Rock a ‘Bayou” is a fast-paced instrumental piece with Grimaldi adding his signature Cajun “shout-outs” and stands out as a really a fun song that I’m sure it will be a hit with fans at their live concerts. “This Dawg is Cryin” was inspired by Hurricane Katrina and pays homage to struggles of the people of the Gulf Coast. This bluesy song also makes good use of Frank Grimaldi’s guitar talents.
This is a band that should be on your radar and definitely seen in concert. They have proved to be consistent, persistent and inspired. I look forward to many years of being entertained by them and remain grateful that they, and others, are keeping roots music alive in a world that is without a doubt moving too fast for my taste. Like a good home cooked meal this album is unpretentious, well prepared and full of love. I’d like seconds.

Jaime Tafoya is freelance writer, concert producer and president of Ceres Marketing LLC he can be reached at: jaime_tafoya@hotmail.com

Josh B. and RadioIndy

Excellent boyou blues. Pick up a copy today!
On "Rock a'Bayou", The Bluesbox Bayou Band keeps your feet tapping and satisfies your appetite for great bayou music. This awesome zydeco album makes you want to eat crawfish, drink beer, and have a great bayou time. The production, songwriting, and musicianship are all excellent on this CD. Most notable are the excellent vocals, with effective harmonies, the overall fun groove, and the impressive accordion work. On the track "Don't Let the Green Grass Fool You", the accordion drives the song, and is accompanied by excellent love story lyrics. If you like good time zydeco music like Buckwheat Zydeco then you will love The Bluesbox Bayou Band. Get your copy today!