Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Pogues' Spider Stacy Brings Irish Tin Whistle to HBO's Treme

The PoguesCover of The Pogues"HBO's phenomenal show Treme has gained a pretty substantial following of music fans, captivating them with excellent depictions of the huge variety of music that calls Louisiana home: Jazz, funk, Cajun and zydeco, all manner of folk and rock, and even barely-known-except-to-locals genres like sissy bounce. A couple of weeks ago, Treme even tackled the obscure tradition of Cajun Mardi Gras (in the interest of full disclosure, I was an extra in that scene -- fully masked and capuchoned, though, so don't bother looking for me) -- a cultural phenomenon that has largely been ignored in favor of the more familiar New Orleans Mardi Gras parades."

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