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Louis Michot

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Episode 8: A Conversation with Louis Michot

For Songs

Can you remember your last normal night out? For me it was March 7, 2020. We saw @spiderstacy & @rockyoriodan of @poguesofficial on their Mid-Atlantic @poguetrylive tour, backed by the @lostbayouramble. Four days later the world shut down and we’ve been couped up ever since. What was it like to be on tour on those last days? In this episode of For Songs, I chat with Louis Michot, lead singer and fiddler player of @lostbayouramble and @michotsmelody makers, about what happened on those last frantic nights on tour, and then his love and passion for #cajunmusic. We dig into four traditional Cajun songs, including one that blends traditional Cajun and Irish sounds, and three live tracks from the Michot Melody Makers' July 2020 release, Cosmic Cajuns from Saturn. Sit back, grab a drink, and listen to Louis walk you back in time. www.lostbayouramblers.com www.michotsmelodymakers.bandcamp.com http://nouveauelectricrecords.com/


20 Sep 2020

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Louis Michot

The Film Cult Podcast

Louis Michot, co-founder of Grammy winners Lost Bayou Ramblers best known for their work in the films Beasts of the Southern Wild, Blue Bayou and Rodents of Unusual Size sits down with Robert to discuss his most recent projects from Michot's Melody Makers, Le String Noise, a single with Soul Creole, a Levee Bandits remix single, and also fiddler on the new Goldman Thibodeaux live album. Keep up with all his work over at http://nouveauelectricrecords.comintro: Dead and Gone outro: Zak Pashak and Chrome Chomsky


23 Jul 2020

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TMP 102 Louis Michot Goes Nouveau Electric

Troubled Men Podcast

The Lost Bayou Ramblers frontman discusses a batch of new releases on his Nouveau Electric Records label. These include “Les String Noise” (with cellist Leyla McCalla and violin duo Pauline Kim and Conrad Harris) and “L.E.S. Douze Vol. 2” recorded during his residency at minimalist composer John Zorn’s The Stone concert series, as well as the trippy, ambient steel guitar record “Droste” by Lost Bayou Ramblers guitar player Jonny Campos’ Weeks Island project. Louis also talks about touring with Poguetry (w/ Spider Stacy and Cait O’Riordan) and his work preserving Cajun folkways in South Louisiana. He has his fingers in a lot of pies. Listen as he gets messy with the Troubled Men. Topics include quarantine violations, grocery shopping, returning to work, unemployment benefits, taxes, the Grammys, a Paul Shaffer story, an interrupted tour, live streamed sets, busking, Arnaudville, “Trois Rang” by Soul Creole w/Corey Ledet and Ashlee Wilson Michot, colloquial French, Rosetta Stone, blackberry wine, the Lower East Side, Mardi Gras premonitions, the Apocalypse Ball, the record biz, a movie quote challenge, and much more. Support the podcast here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or almost any podcast aggregator. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Intro music: Styler/Coman Outro music: “Cajun Noise Construction” from “Les String Noise” by Louis Michot, Leyla McCalla, Pauline Kim, and Conrad Harris Links Support the podcast TMP Instagram TMP Facebook Nouveau Electric Records Lost Bayou Ramblers Lost Bayou Ramblers Facebook

1hr 11mins

30 Apr 2020

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Louis Michot (Lost Bayou Ramblers)

Performance Anxiety

For this week's show we go way down south to bayou country with Louis Michot. He’s cousins with previous guests The Rayo Brothers.  He joins us on location from a local bar. Louis goes deep into Cajun and Creole history. What makes the music so unique? He’s grown up in it, starting in his father’s band, Les Freres Michot and progressing through to Lost Bayou Ramblers & Poguetry In Motion with original Pogue, Spider Stacy. Louis describes winning a Grammy and what it means to Cajun music. There is a new documentary and accompanying live album featuring LBR. Check it out. Follow LBR on Social Media. Follow us @PerformanceAnx. Buy merch @ www.performanceanx.threadless.com Subscribe, rate, & review. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 9mins

13 Sep 2019

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Lost Bayou Ramblers’ Andre and Louis Michot Share The Story of Their 20 Year Partnership

Discover Lafayette

2019 marks the 20th anniversary of the founding of Lost Bayou Ramblers by Andre and Louis Michot. In this episode of Discover Lafayette, the brothers had just come back from a five-month touring hiatus and visited with Jan Swift about their journey to becoming an established international presence on the music scene. Worklight Pictures created the “rockumentary,” On Va Continuer, capturing the personal and professional story behind the band, whose members also include Johnny Campos (electronic guitarist), Eric Heigle (electronics and acoustic guitar), Bryan Webre (electric bassist) and drummer Kirkland Middleton. The film looks at the modern Cajun culture and the importance of sustaining the Cajun French language. Mark your calendar for the celebration of Lost Bayou Rambler’s 20th anniversary on September 28, 2019 and viewing of the film at the Acadiana Center for the Arts. Growing up, Andre and Louis performed Cajun music as members of Les Frères Michot, the band their father, Tommy Michot, and uncles formed in the 1980’s. While they had taken lessons to learn guitar (Andre) and classical violin (Louis), their talent blossomed when they picked up instruments and taught themselves the intricacies of the accordion (Andre) and fiddle (Louis). Andre has actually mastered the art of building accordions as an adult musician, and the brothers have learned to play other instruments by ear and by watching each other as they jammed together and with Les Frere Michot. The Lost Bayou Rambler’s musical lyrics are performed solely in French, but the men didn’t grow up speaking the language. It took a solo journey by Louis to St. Anne’s University in Nova Scotia in 1998 to learn French and that is where he picked up the fiddle, using an instrument his grandfather had handed down. For Louis, learning the language was facilitated by singing the words and learning the rhythm as he played the fiddle on the streets. In August 1999, the brothers booked their first gig as a yet-to-be-named band at Café Rue Vermilion in downtown Lafayette. On the way, Louis stopped by to see his friend, the late Ryan Domingue, who asked what their name was. When Louis said, “We don’t have one,” Ryan offered up “Lost Bayou Ramblers” which both young men loved. For background on this story and information on the Rue Vermilion Revival and Flood Relief Fundraiser in 2016, visit here. Lost Bayou Ramblers received a Grammy nomination for its 2007 release of Live a la Blue Moon. In 2012, the band released Mammoth Waltz with the help of producer Korey Richey and guest artists Gordon Gano, Scarlett Johansson, and Dr. John. Mammoth Waltz was named #2 in the “Top 21 Louisiana albums of the 21st Century” by Times Picayune. Lost Bayou Ramblers’ contribution to the score of Beasts of the Southern Wild in 2012 brought them renown worldwide, and we end this interview with the haunting melody of their music from the film. After their live appearance on NPR’s World Café, Lost Bayou Ramblers was rated #1 on “David Dye’s five favorite live music moments in and out of the World Café studio.” And then, in 2017, the band won a Grammy for Best Regional Roots Music Album for Kalenda. The bands’ performance on the 2017 PBS documentary series American Epic, solidified Lost Bayou Ramblers’ international reputation as an iconic Cajun band. Lost Bayou Ramblers recently released their score to the highly acclaimed and award-winning Rodents of an Unusual Size, which aired on PBS earlier this year. The film documents the unusual relationships people have with the large rodents. The music was released on March 29 and is available via Bandcamp on CD, and all major streaming and paid download sites. You can check out the music here. The spoken words of Louis and Andre are inspirational and engaging. Their story is worth a listen. Thanks to the brothers for sharing their journey.


3 May 2019

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Managing a Career Outside of a Big City (feat. Louis Michot of the Lost Bayou Ramblers)

Music Made Me: the TuneCore Podcast

Erin Frankenheimer from our New Orleans office talked to Grammy award-winning Louis Michot of the Lost Bayou Ramblers about how to maintain a successful music career when you don't live in a large metro area. Michot discusses his history with the region, his multiple bands, and his experience living a rural life as a professional musician.Check out the Lost Bayou Ramblers: https://www.lostbayouramblers.com/homeDistribute your music with TuneCore: bit.ly/2vlGio6


30 Jan 2019

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Louis Michot - My New Orleans

This is My New Orleans: Cindy Scott

2 Aug 2012