THE REVELERS, a Louisiana supergroup created by founding members of the Red Stick Ramblers and The Pine Leaf Boys—unquestionably the two groups at the vanguard of the Louisiana cultural renaissance—combines swamp-pop, Cajun, country, blues and zydeco into a powerful tonic of roots music that could only come from southwest Louisiana.
As individuals they are each in high demand, having performed and recorded with T-Bone Burnett, Natalie Merchant and Linda Ronstadt, to name a few. They all appeared on the 2011 season finale of Anthony Bourdain’s “No Reservations,” and they also were handpicked by David Simon, producer and creator of “The Wire” to be featured musicians for the third and fourth seasons of HBO’s “Tremé.”
The depth of this band developed from digging deep into the dancehall traditions of southwest Louisiana and emerging with an arsenal that blurs the lines between traditional and original, Cajun, country, zydeco, swamp-pop, and the blues. Equally at home on a festival main stage, a late night dance party, or a performing arts hall, THE REVELERS have taken their mission coast to coast in the U.S. and around the world from Ireland to Denmark, to their own Black Pot Festival in Lafayette, Louisiana.