LaTouché

Deux

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On Deux, La Touché is found incorporating "a touch of old" and "a touch of new." There is some fine traditional Cajun music herre, as in the opening number "Pouloon," with its Cajun French lyrics accented by classic fiddle and accordion. This is followed by a beautiful country rock style tune, "Marie's Waltz," which has some swamp pop qualities along with a very fresh sound. Beautifully written lyrics arranged around a captivating melody make this a very attractive song. The band has a terrific knack for being able to put across a traditional sound blended with a new generation drive, with some powerful, country-based vocals and instrumentations. They have a sound similar to greats like the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Charlie Daniels, the Band, and Kenny Rogers and the First Edition. One of the top songs on the album is the original tune "Touché 2-Step," which is an instrumental that features a solo by each band member. The various changes in the song sound complex, but the danceable boogie in the song is what makes it a star arrangement. For a touch of humor, La Touché has included "Cajun Rap" to the album. An a cappella number with vocal nuances for rhythm sounds, this tune shows that the band has a funny bone in its bag of tricks. For those in search of traditional Cajun tunes, "Evangeline," "Grandparent's Waltz," and "Linda's Waltz" are sure to conjure up some memories of the old French Cajun soirees.