Tin whistle, Cajun French and fiddle filled the Pop Dust board room as very special guests Spider Stacy and Lost Bayou Ramblers paid us a visit while doing a run of sold out shows in NYC. Stacy is probably best known best for co-founding legendary celtic punk band, The Pogues in London, as well as his role on Treme. These days he's a certified 'Naw-land-er,' and Louisiana is where he linked up and began performing with the Grammy-nominated cajun music group, Lost Bayou Ramblers.
Watch our exclusive video of the gang performing "If I Had Wings," live! The sonic blend of these artists is nothing short of awesome. It wasn't the Irish punk sound, nor the southern-fiddle experience you might expect; its an entirely new sound with a ton of history behind it. After the performance we discussed the common roots of Celtic and Cajun music, a tour van that went lost-and-found and the legacy of Dennis McGee. Fans of the Pop Dust Presents series may recall another interview we did with a New Orleans-based group, The Revivalists.
Be sure to share the video and check out tour dates on the band's site to catch them in person!