Louisiana Man: The Very Best of Doug Kershaw Live

Louisiana Man: The Very Best of Doug Kershaw Live

by Doug Kershaw
     
 
Louisiana fiddler Doug Kershaw has been performing his brand of energetic hybrid Cajun music for some 50 years now, and this live set, which tackles most songs at a blistering pace, shows that he is far from a one-trick pony. His touring band (which features his son Tyler on drums) delivers a big, full contemporary Cajun country sound with plenty of rock dynamics,

Overview

Louisiana fiddler Doug Kershaw has been performing his brand of energetic hybrid Cajun music for some 50 years now, and this live set, which tackles most songs at a blistering pace, shows that he is far from a one-trick pony. His touring band (which features his son Tyler on drums) delivers a big, full contemporary Cajun country sound with plenty of rock dynamics, topped off by Kershaw's manic fiddle playing, which careens through the arrangements, creating energy and tension. There are several high points in the set, including a blazing run-through of Hank Williams' "Jambalaya," an introduce-the-band take on Rockin' Sidney's annoying but infectious "My Toot Toot" (called "Toot Toot Man" here), and a fiery version of Bill Monroe's "Uncle Pen," a variant of the old fiddle standard "Cotton Eye Joe," which features some of the spookiest fiddle runs ever to rise out of the bayou. Kershaw closes the show with his brilliant signature tune, "Louisiana Man," a big hit in 1961 and a deserving standard ever since.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/28/2003
Label:
Varese Sarabande
UPC:
0030206649024
catalogNumber:
066490

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Doug Kershaw   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Fiddle,Accordion,Vocals,Group Member
Jim Fields   Percussion,Background Vocals,Group Member
John "JZ" Zuleger   Guitar,Group Member
Louie Cina   Piano,Background Vocals,Group Member
David Foret   Bass,Background Vocals,Group Member
Tyler Kershaw   Drums,Background Vocals,Group Member

Technical Credits

Bill Monroe   Composer
Doug Kershaw   Composer,Producer
Jimmie Davis   Composer
Tom T. Hall   Composer
Rusty Kershaw   Composer
Doc Guidry   Composer
Cary E. Mansfield   Producer
Bob McDill   Composer
J.D. Miller   Composer
Jimmy C. Newman   Composer
Ervin T. Rouse   Composer
Hank Williams   Composer
Hank Williams   Composer
Bill Pitzonka   Art Direction
Brent Sigmeth   Engineer
Steve Massie   Preparation for CD Release
Rusty Evans   Liner Notes

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