Zachary Richard | Le Fou

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Le Fou

by Zachary Richard

Back to the roots album from Louisiana's foremost French language song-writer. Songs about hurricanes and oil-spills and dancing in the moonlight.
Genre: World: Acadian
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1. Laisse Le Vent Souffler
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2. Sweet Sweet
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3. Le Fou
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4:18 $0.99
4. Clif's Zydeco
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5. La Chanson Des Migrateurs
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6. Lolly Lo
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7. La Musique Des Anges
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8. La Ballade De Jean Saint Malo
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9. Crevasse Crevasse
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10. Bee De La Manche
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11. C'est Si Bon
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12. Orignal Ou Caribou
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13. Les Ailes Des Hirondelles
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Cultural activist, environmentalist poet and singer-songwriter Zachary Richard’s roots are deeply planted in his native Louisiana. Inspired by the various styles of the region, his song s go beyond the limitations of any particular genre. Zachary’s style is uniquely his own.

Le Fou is Zachary’s 20th album. Going back to his roots, this album is steeped in the sounds and rhythms of Louisana. The texture is acoustic folk. The songs simple yet rich in emotion. The themes of resistance (Laisse le vent souffler - Let the storm wind blow), of separation (La chanson des migrateurs - The migrant’s song) and of identity (Orignal ou caribou - Moose or caribou) are still present in Zachary’s work, but this album has a unique Louisiana flavor as only Zachary Richard can prepare. Clif’s Zydeco, Sweet Sweet, Crevasse Crevasse, Bee de la manche pay tribute to the culture of Zachary’s bayou home. The title song (Le Fou - The Crazy) was inspired by the Deepwater Horizon spill of 2010. The first bird to be captured and cleaned in April of that year was a northern gannet, whose name in French is “Fou de Bassan” (Crazy from Bassan). The folly of which the song speaks is the folly of mankind in destroying the natural environment. It’s enough to make you crazy.


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