Ardoin & Fontenot

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Accordionist Alphonse "Bois Sec" ("dry wood") Ardoin (b.1914) grew up idolizing his legendary uncle, Amadie Ardoin, as did fiddler Canray Fontenot (b.1922). Ardoin And Fontenot began playing together…
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Accordionist Alphonse "Bois Sec" ("dry wood") Ardoin (b.1914) grew up idolizing his legendary uncle, Amadie Ardoin, as did fiddler Canray Fontenot (b.1922). Ardoin And Fontenot began playing together in their youth, though they were unrecorded until the '70s. Their music is a still-strong reflection of the early Cajun/Creole traditions, with an added burst of bluesiness in Canray's fiddling.