The past year marked several milestones for us: Johnette’s thirtieth anniversary performing Louisiana roots music and books for children, Scott’s forty-second year at Rounder Records, our fifth wedding anniversary and our first album together. When thinking about a concept for our new recording Swamp Romp, we naturally thought of a Louisiana dance party for children filled with songs that evoke the joie de vivre, or zest for life, that we live everyday in Louisiana. This recording offers a mélange of many of the Louisiana roots music styles we love, from the Cajun, zydeco, and swamp pop of South Louisiana; to the rhythm & blues, gospel, jazz, brass band, and street music of New Orleans; to the rock’n’roll of North Louisiana; along with a small side trip to Mississippi. We asked our musician friends who represent the best in each genre to record with us. The result, we hope, is a record that will be enjoyed equally by children, parents, and educators, and maybe even music fans who simply enjoy a good Louisiana tune. From our food to our music to our diverse cultural heritage, we open our hearts, homes, and tables to friends, family, and visitors. So come on in and join the fun. Allons danser! Bailemos! Let’s dance!
Along with the new record, we are thrilled to be launching this website and three music videos of songs from the record. With Katherine, our amazing website designer, we hope you enjoy this user-friendly site, and we hope you visit us often. Please sign up for our quarterly e-newsletter through which we will offer member-only specials and give-aways just for you! What’s not to love?
So, jump right in and explore, stream, listen, watch, and let us hear from you. We are glad you are here, and we looking forward to seeing you out on the dance floor!
Get ready to Swamp Romp!
Johnette and Scott