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Red Stick Ramblers slate May CD release

Friday, March 13, 2009 – The Red Stick Ramblers return on May 19 with "My Suitcase Is Always Packed," their fifth album and second for Sugar Hill Records. The Red Stick Ramblers offer a hybrid of Cajun, honky-tonk and swing.

The new disc contains 11 songs in both English and Cajun French and was produced by Gary Paczosa and Brandon Bell. Featuring the twin-fiddle frontline of Kevin Wimmer and Linzay Young backed by the rhythm section of Chas Justus (guitar), Eric Frey (bass) and Glenn Fields (drums), The Red Stick Ramblers have been together since 2002 when they formed Baton Rouge, La.

CD reviews for Red Stick Ramblers

My Suitcase Is Always Packed CD review - My Suitcase Is Always Packed
Singing and performing 13 songs in both English and Cajun French, Louisiana's Red Stick Ramblers refuse to let up here. The French language Je T'aime Pas Mieux, written by singer and fiddler Linzay Young, kicks things off on this 13-song album produced by the group, Gary Paczosa and Brandon Bell. Old Fashioned Two-Step, with its infectious accordion, is an Acadiana classic. The title song features Young telling his sweetheart that he "believes in traveling light" as his »»»
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Concert Review: Carlile warms hearts with empathetic thoughts – Brandi Carlile, dressed festively with a Santa hat, began her mid-week concert set with Joni Mitchell's "River" and closed with the carol "O Holy Night." In between, she sang about an equal measure of old and new songs. And on this first night of a short acoustic tour, Carlile was both in fine spirits and voice.... »»»
Concert Review: Daniels wears out bows, but music endures – After each of the first few songs Charlie Daniels played, his 'fiddle tech (?)' exchanged his bow. Is this because he was playing particularly hard? Perhaps. Whatever the case, Daniels and his five-piece band clearly appeared to be giving it their all during the act's hour-and-a-half set. As it is the Christmas month, Daniels sang a... »»»
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