Rayo Brothers and Pine Leaf Boys
The Rayo Brothers:
The Rayo Brothers are a folk rock band from Lafayette, LA. “Sounds like Mumford and Sons’ cousins from the South….one part GQ, one part string band, and all fun” (Times of Acadiana). They play a roots mixture of bluegrass, folk, blues, and outlaw country, drawing stylistic inspiration from the new generation of folk music – bands such as Mumford and Sons, the Avett Brothers, and Crooked Still.
The band formed in December 2011 when brothers Daniel and Jesse Reaux joined with Patrick Michot and Lance Kelehan to compete in Artmosphere’s songwriter competition. They present a solid set of original songs as well as some covers ranging from traditional tunes to Dylan, Cash, and Kanye West.
Pine Leaf Boys:
Louisiana’a finest, four-time Grammy-Nominated Pine Leaf Boys have made a name for presenting their own inimitable brand of Cajun music with youthful exuberance. Hailing from the southwest Louisiana, the Pine Leaf Boys, known for their wild shows and thoughtful arrangements, have breathed new life into Cajun music, reviving ancient songs and bringing them to the bandstand. Being described 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 fashion 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 variety and energy they release evolves through their shows, bringing multi-faceted angles to Cajun, Creole, and Zydeco.