Pine Leaf Boys

Pine Leaf Boys

Cajun Lafayette, Louisiana
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Pine Leaf Boys

Louisiana’s finest, four-time Grammy-nominated and world-renowned Pine Leaf Boys have made a name for presenting their own inimitable brand of Louisiana music with youthful exuberance. Hailing from southwest Louisiana, the Pine Leaf Boys, known for their wild shows and thoughtful arrangements, have breathed new life into Louisiana music, reviving ancient songs and bringing them to the bandstand. Being described in the New York Times as, “… the link that connects the young and the old generations,” and, “the best new, energetic, and fun Cajun band in a very long time,” the Pine Leaf Boys play the old-fashioned dance hall standards while making a priority to bring many of the more obscure songs of past masters into their repertoire and play them with gusto.

The Pine Leaf Boys have been invited on six occasions by the U.S. State Department to tour the world and present true music to Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Jerusalem in 2009; to Latvia, Denmark, and Slovenia in 2010; and a third time to Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan in 2012. The variety and energy they release evolves through their shows, bringing multi-faceted angles to Cajun, Creole, and Zydeco. The Pine Leaf Boys’ mission is to present the beautiful, powerful music of their ancestors and present real Cajun music to the world and prove that it is still thriving and full of life. The Pine Leaf Boys have preserved the traditional Cajun sound, while allowing it to breathe and stretch with those who play it.

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