Encouraged by the Rounder record label, Cajun accordionist/vocalist Eddie LeJeune (1951-2000) joined with guitarist/vocalist D.L. Menard and fiddler Ken Smith, in 1992, to record an album of traditional Cajun tunes as Le Trio Cadien. The son of influential Cajun music pioneer Iry LeJeune, LeJeune played a major role in the album's sound, incorporating rhythm and bass into his squeezebox melodies. "The Hank Williams of Cajun Music," Menard maintained a solid rhythm on acoustic guitar, while Smith summoned an assortment of textures with his fiddle. Although the trio considered reuniting for a second recording, the death of LeJeune in 2000 put an end to such discussions.
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