The Ponderosa Stomp is an annual series of concert of overlooked or neglected music from the past fifty to sixty years, held in New Orleans. They also have a blog, and there’s an excellent article with the lengthy title “ Rising Tides Threaten the Swamp (Pop): Great Flood of 2011 Takes Aim at Atchafalaya’s Teeming Musical Tapestry.” It’s about the importance of the places from which music arose, primarily swamp pop, rock and roll music played by Cajuns. It was big in south Louisiana and around the nation in the 1950s and 60s. There are photos of bars threatened by rising water and musicians from the threatened area. Well worth reading. And thankfully, MSNBC is reporting Music to Cajun ears: Crest forecasts lowered.
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