The Jolly Inn in Houma, Louisiana has been in business for decades.  A short article in the Houma Daily Comet talks about its current status, the 75-year-old owner and his two daughters who operate it.  The photo shows a line dance, a somewhat unusual Cajun music dance.  It’s worth a visit if you’re in the Houma-Thibodeaux area on Friday evening or Sunday afternoon.  According to Google, it’s currently at 1507 Barrow Street, Houma, LA 70360-7649, (985) 872-6114.

The Lafourche Parish area isn’t usually cited as a hot bed of Cajun music, but there’s a long tradition.  Artists Vin Bruce and L. J. Foret are well known and originate here.  And there have been numerous small 45 labels, like Anco, Houma, Outlaw and Warpath in the region.   And don’t forget the wonderfully-named Denture Centre Records!

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