Lost Bayou Ramblers
June 16, 2021
The Grammy Award-winning Lost Bayou Ramblers’ evolution as a progressive band rooted in Cajun traditions continues to excite, challenge, and redefine both genre expectations and cultural preconceptions.
Founded in 1999 by brothers Andre and Louis Michot, the last five years have brought Lost Bayou Ramblers a feature on Jack White’s American Epic; score contributions to the Oscar-nominated film Beasts of the Southern Wild; a Grammy Award for their latest album, Kalenda; and tours with both Arcade Fire and the Violent Femmes.
Lost Bayou Ramblers stand at the crosscurrents of Louisiana culture by inhabiting the gray area between Cajun and Creole, convention and innovation, mystery and revelation. The group has experimented and grown the show to what it's become today: an eclectic mix of modern sounds and rhythms with ancient Cajun melodies and lyrics.
Support for this performance is provided by the Dave and Judie Reemsnyder Center for the Arts Excellence Fund.
This is the Lost Bayou Ramblers' first performance at the Moss Arts Center.
The Moss Arts Center is celebrating its 10th anniversary throughout the 2023-2024 season. An innovative facility where performance arts, visual arts, and technology intersect, the center became Virginia Tech’s first professional presenting arts program when it opened in the fall of 2013. Over the past 10 years, the Moss has presented seasons filled with unforgettable performances by professional touring artists, inspiring exhibitions by acclaimed visual artists, and rich engagement experiences, all with an emphasis on diverse cultures and voices.