A Third Conversation with Louis Michot

Episode 60 · October 10th, 2023 · 40 mins

About this Episode

Sometimes life comes full circle. In this episode of For Songs, I welcome back Louisiana-based singer/songwriter Louis Michot of the traditional Cajun band the Lost Bayou Ramblers. Louis first appeared on the show in Fall 2020, at the height of the pandemic. He didn’t know it at the time but he was in the midst of writing and recording his first solo album. Three years later, Louis has just released Reve du Troubadour, which is Cajun French for Troubadour’s Dream. In this episode, Louis discusses how those eerie first few months of the pandemic resulted in creative output that even surprised him. Although the album is entirely sung in Cajun French, the songs span a much wider range. You’ll hear Lee “Scratch” Perry. You’ll hear the Pogues, you’ll hear classical music. You’ll hear…well, you get the point. In addition the music, you’re also going to learn something. Louis is as much of a historian as he is a musician, and some of his songs will make you uncomfortable. Learning about the past can be difficult, but that’s the point. So sit back and listen as Louis takes us through Reve du Troubadour.