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Genres: Blues, Folk, World Music
Daigrepont is one of the most important new stylists in Cajun music today. He has infused his original compositions with the elegance of tradition and the vitality of contemporary pop. His arrangements are more complex tha... more »
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Daigrepont is one of the most important new stylists in Cajun music today. He has infused his original compositions with the elegance of tradition and the vitality of contemporary pop. His arrangements are more complex than those of the older traditional bands, but they still sound natural and completely Cajun -- it's easy to hear why other south Louisiana dance bands are beginning to add Bruce's songs to their set lists. His third Rounder album was recorded in 1993 in New Orleans.
Daigrepont's best album.
Just Another Linguist | Indianapolis, Indiana | 06/22/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I'm a big fan of Daigrepont, but not always a fan of his albums, which are pretty uneven. When I want to hear him play this is what I put on.A lot of Cajun music is wedded to tradition, but Daigrepont feels free to experiment. "Bebe de la Famille," for example, has a Caribbean touch. "Bonjour, Dimanche," about a farmowner who's been up all night throwing a party and is listening to the countryside wake up at dawn, is the trickiest song here, simultaneously evoking the narrator's bleary state and the farmyard's early-morning bustle. Daigrepont is expanding the tradition, though, not leaving it behind. There's still bouncy party music like "Tipitina Two-Step," a slow one about his uncle's store where you could speak Cajun French and gamble, and covers of songs by Canray Fontenot and Wade Fruge.All of Daigrepont's albums have good songs, but this one's something special. The worst you can say about anything here is that it's merely good."