It’s always nice to be recognized by our cousins in New Orleans. We’ve been nominated for two Best of the Beat Awards by OffBeat Magazine- Best Cajun Artist and Best Cajun Album. Dan Wilging recently wrote a review for OffBeat of our latest release, “Baby’s on Fire.” Here’s what he had to say.
“Ah, vinyl—it once followed the footpath of dinosaurs, at least until club DJs spun it into hipster status and resurrected it from near extinction. Hence, the inspiration for Feufollet and Valcour Records’ debut 45, a random colored 7” vinyl.
‘Baby’s On Fire,’ the A side, takes Brian Eno’s iconic classic and applies jaunty Keith Frank accordion stylings on top of thrusty rhythms and layers of twangy guitars, fiddles and organ all skanking along. The B side “Clair de la lune” was first written and recorded by a 20-year-old Vin Bruce for Columbia Records in 1952. Compared to the original, Feufollet’s version is considerably more souped up and basks in a grandiose, mystical aura. Kelli Jones-Savoy’s high vocals lead the charge while the arrangement climaxes with Andrew Toups’ space-traveling cosmic keyboard ride. Midway through, Feufollet modulates keys, thereby injecting more energy and life into one of Bruce’s career-defining originals. If there were ever two songs that captured the essence of Feufollet, these would be them.”
Check out our TOUR section for info on our upcoming shows around Mardi Gras and the spring festival season.
Limited edition vinyl single on Valcour Records! Featuring full color artwork by Lafayette artist Connor Broussard and randomly-colored vinyls – each one is different! While supplies last…
Inspired by the recent stream of DJs in New Orleans spinning 45s of Louisiana music’s timeless standards, Feufollet has created a soon to be jukebox classic. Brian Eno’s “Baby’s On Fire” gets a psychedelic, nouveau zydeco makeover, à la Keith Frank. Side B takes the vintage “Clair de la lune”, written by Cajun legend Vin Bruce, into a new wave second line two-step to complete the voyage into their cosmic Cajun dance land.
Item in pre-sale – Ships October 6!
The legendary and iconic Cajun magician/ventriloquist/television host the Great Boudini and his sidekick Coco have endorsed the band’s new single. See their video below…
photo by Bill Sasser
We’ll be playing the Blue Moon Saloon in Lafayette on Christmas Eve Eve with local honky tonkers, Sabra and the Get Rights. This will be our last club show of the year! See you out on the road in 2017!
Kelli has been on tour performing in John Paul White’s band. Recently White and his group performed on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert. Click here to check it out!
Happy Holidays! Joyeux Noêl!
The 08′-11′ lineup, (Anna Laura Edmiston, Josh Caffery, Chris Stafford, Chris Segura, Mike Stafford and Philippe Billeaudeaux), will be reuniting for two special shows for the 2016 Festival Acadiens et Créoles in Lafayette, LA. Friday, October 14 at Artmosphere with Bonsoir Catin and at the festival on Saturday, October 15th.
Kelli will be on tour with John Paul White, if the Civil Wars fame, starting today in Atlanta and will continue to perform with his band until the end of his 2016 tour. Go check her out, as she’ll be playing fiddle and singing harmony in support of his new album, Beulah.
The band was recently featured on Grand Mamou: The Sound of Southern Louisiana, a podcast and online video documentary from A Tree With Roots Music. The video and podcast include appearances by David Greely, Sheryl Cormier, Preston Frank, and many other Cajun and Creole musicians from Southwest Louisiana. Listen and view below.
Chris joined French rock legend, CharlElie Couture, for a show in June at New York’s Central Park summer concert series. He and Michael recorded on the singer/songwriter’s latest album, Lafayette, which was released this past April. Many other South Louisiana musicians contributed to the album, including the Lost Bayou Ramblers. For more info, check out CharlElie’s website, http://www.charlelie.com/
Kelli has been on the road with her husband, Joel Savoy, performing at Caleb Klauder‘s Great Big Fais Do Do in Portland, OR. She has also been teaching with her father, Carl Jones, at Centrum’s Voice Works in Port Townsend, WA.
Kelli will also be on the road later this month with her traditional Cajun group, T’Monde. Be sure to go see them if you’re in the area!
The band will be in New Brunswick for Festival Acadien in Caraquet and Festival AcadieRock in Moncton August 13 and 14! It’s been 5 years since we’ve been in Acadie and we’re very excited to bring the new line-up up there!
August 31-September 4, we’ll be touring Texas starting in Houston and ending at the Bedford Blues and BBQ Festival. Check the TOUR section for more info!
See you on the road!
Happy New Year from South Louisiana!
We’re very please to announce that we have been nominated for Best Cajun Band at this year’s Best of the Beat Awards in New Orleans. Two Universes is nominated for Best Cajun Album and Kelli is up for Best Fiddler at the Offbeat Magazine awards show.
Two Universes was ranked in the top ten Best Indie Roots albums by Magnet Magazine and in the top 50 releases of 2015 in Offbeat Magazine. The Baton Rouge Advocate also placed our 2015 release in their top albums of the year.
Thank you for the praise and support! See y’all at our upcoming Mardi Gras shows in New Orleans and Lafayette!