A short-lived project led by Brighton, England-born 12-string guitarist and songwriter Allan Taylor, Cajun Moon created a seamless blend of Appalachian, Cajun, and British folk influences. Although they seemed destined for stardom after they followed their critically successful self-titled debut with a high profile tour as opening act for Steeleye Span, they were forced to disband when Taylor experienced severe throat problems. Taylor had previously established himself as an important new voice of British folk music. His 1971 solo album, Sometimes, featured accompaniment from Fairport Convention's Dave Mattacks, Dave Pegg, and Dave Swarbrick. Temporarily moving to New York the following year, he ran into financial difficulties after recording his second album, The American Album, with session musicians in Nashville and Los Angeles. Returning to England, he formed Cajun Moon with fiddler Brian Golbey and keyboard player Jon Gillespie.