November 07, 2009
In the spring of 2000, Acadien Cajun Band was created with the intention, and the will, to carry the tradition of South Louisian music one step further. Unlike the typical cajun and zydeco band, the habit of relying on standard sounds was not one of the band’s primary objectives. Ryan Simon, the band’s founder and guitarist / accordionist, states “we are, and have always been for that matter, a band that relies on each other for our initiative and our sound. We are fundamentally traditional in what we play, whether it be standard tunes or not, yet we aspire to be ‘originally challenged’” Well, “Originally Challenged” as Ryan puts it, is the ever-present aspect that defines the band. Since the band first started playing venues and festivals, the main objective has been originality. The culmination of that can be seen on their latest release All Night Long.
“This is a three-alarm Cajun alert… these boys have got it… they play like they invented it.” –Cafe Guide
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