Eunice, LA

Arrived Lafayette, LA 2/25 following a drive from Conroe, TX .  We spent a day scouting out Layfette then on 2/27 headed off to Eunice, LA for a day of Cajun and Zydeco music.  First we listened to a jam session at Savoy’s Music Center, found a few geocaches, visited the Cajun Music Hall of Fame, Eunice museum and the National Park’s Jean Lafitte Acadian Cultural Center.  At the Center we enjoyed live Cajun entertainment and a Cracklin (fried pork skins) demo.  Attended the Rendez Vous Des Cajuns live radio and TV show (KRVS, KEUN, KDCG-TV) at the Liberty Theater.  Musicians featured were Corey Ledet & his Zydeco Band (I found the music too loud especially the drums), Ryan Brunet & Les Malfecteurs (Cajun) and Chicago harmonica players Joe Filisko (who makes harmonicas) and Zoe Savaage.  Zoe performed with DL Mernard a Cajun music singer, songwriter legend.  The lyrics were in Cajun (French) and the emcee spoke Cajun most of the time; so we didn’t understand a lot of what was said.  After the theater, we had dinner at Bubba Fryes where we enjoyed more live Cajun music.  The food was good but a little pricey for what you got.  Small town – Bubba played in the band at the Cultural Center and his restaurant.  A full day of Cajun culture.

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