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The Lost Bayou Ramblers Bring Grammy Home To Louisiana

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Members of the Lafayette Cajun band The Lost Bayou Ramblers are back in Louisiana today after a couple of days of celebrating their Grammy in New York City. “Kalenda” won the group a gramophone for Best Regional Roots Music Album. Co-founder Andre Michot (Me-Show) says winning was a complete shock.


Andre and his brother, Louis (Lou-ee) have been performing for 20 years, and this was the second time they were nominated for a Grammy. Andre says they were raised around Cajun and Zydeco music in Acadiana, as their father was also in a band.


The group of six had just announced earlier last week that they would be taking a break from writing and performing for a while. Michot says they’ve been playing non-stop for almost two decades, and now the guys would like to take a vacation.


A Louisiana artist has won the Regional Roots award six times in the 7-year-old category.