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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: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
Concert Review: No sugarcoating, Welch dishes out an experience – Gillian Welch (accompanied, as always, by master guitarist David Rawlings), celebrated her "The Harrow & The Harvest" album with a powerful night of music. She apologized many times for the utter unhappiness expressed through this album's songs, admitting it's "not the most chipper album" at one point.... »»»
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