The Cajun Hot Soles will take you back to the sweat-stained Louisiana dance halls of the 1950's and earlier - horses and Model T's parked outside, beer and gumbo inside, but most importantly, a crowded dance floor swaying to accordions and fiddles playing rhythmic Cajun two-steps and waltzes, with a singer telling stories of heartache and trouble.
The Cajun Hot Soles have performed frequently and steadily since inception in 1998. The band members have decades of both Cajun and non-Cajun musical experience. They have made - and continue to make - trips to Louisiana to study with master Cajun musicians. They have played as the backing band for visiting Louisiana Cajun musicians. Instrumentation is Cajun button accordion, twin fiddles, guitar, bass and drums.
The Cajun Hot Soles are based in Minneapolis/St.Paul, Minnesota: Kurt Olson on Cajun accordion, "Iowa" John Hugelen and Kevin Anthony on twin cajun fiddles/vocals, Eric Paulson on bass, Mike Irwin on drums and John Terr on guitar/vocals.
The Cajun Hot Soles released their first CD, "Sole Music" in 2003, and their second CD "Soled My Sole" in 2007.