Southernmost Magnolia, the seasonal Cajun/country/bluegrass band I play in, is doing its annual Mardi Gras gig at the world-famous bar (it really is - it is proud of its being included on a list of best bars compiled by Playboy Magazine), The Green Parrot, this evening 5:30 - 9:30. This is noteworthy because:
1) There is a mandolin involved, rare in Cajun music;
2) The mandolin is being played by a member of the Mandolin Café;
3) This will be available worldwide via webcam;
4) All of the above;
5) None of the above.
Personally, I think the correct answer is #4, but I am biased. Good thing I am not in charge of test results. But this is weighted toward #3, without which I would not have even mentioned this. People anywhere can tune in. We will be in full force, with authentic Cajun instrumentation added - fiddle, accordion, and triangle - plus our unique twists - mandolin and pedal steel. It will be more varied than typical Cajun fare. Plus, from a mandolin standpoint, this will show some atypical ways of playing, including some cross-picking (by my definition) on "Cajun Moon." I do what I can to fit in with these guys, and also the special guests are much more up on this music and push me to be my best.
Hope some of y'all tune in. Should be a lot of fun. Laissez les bon temps rouler!