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MP3 Lisa Brande - Rendezvous: The Louisiana Sessions

Heartdriven and lyrically smart rootsy originals in the style of a rockin'' N''Orleans house party with a few party crashing selections of R&B, Cajun fiddle tunes, powerpop, and sentimental jazz.

15 MP3 Songs
BLUES: New Orleans Blues, POP: Swamp Pop

A great supporting cast of Louisiana’s own, and Louisiana-style musicians, gather to make some great music of Lisa’s 15 rootsy originals in the style of a rockin’ N’Orleans house party with a touch of the blues, R&B, Cajun fiddle tunes, and a dash of her soft and sentimental side. This CD was largely recorded, mixed, and co-produced in Louisiana, by Grammy-nominated Al Berard.
This CD was not made to seek fame or fortune or even to promote Lisa. It was created to put the songs, the lyrics and the music, out into the world. Over 20 great musicians from Louisiana to Vermont, made this possible (See list below). The amount of talent contained in this recording, as you will hear, is absolutely awesome! Some are Grammy nominees, some are incredibly talented unknowns outside of Louisiana and elsewhere. Lisa wrote and sang all the songs, and wrote and played fiddle on the 3 instrumentals. The whole thing took about a year and a half to fully complete. It was truly a labor of love and about love in all its forms including Divine love and human love, and sometimes how they are one and the same. Underlying all is party and passion. May it bring you "joi de vivre", a little laugh in your belly, and a little love in your heart.

The Musicians:
Lisa Brande (VT, FL, LA )(Easy Street, Slippery Sneakers Zydeco Band, Cajun Mandolin Band): Lead vocals. Fiddles, Acoustic rhythm guitar , electric rhythm guitar on some tracks.
Kyle Hebert (LA)(formerly of Steve Riley Band, Roddy Romero and the All Stars): Electric bass.
Dudley Fruge(LA) (Roddie Romero, Jimmy Buffet): Drums.
Al Berard (LA) (https://www.tradebit.com, Basin Bros. Cajun Mandolin Band,Berard Family Band, Al Berard Recording Studio)Electric lead guitars, Acoustic rhythm guitar on,Acoustic lead guitar , harmony fiddle, harmony vocal.
Mark Trichka(VT, FL, LA) (Slippery Sneakers Zydeco, Easy Street, Cajun Mandolin Band): mandolin, octave mandolin, electric rhythm and lead guitar.
Doug Rowe (FL)(Swinging Bridge Bluegrass): acoustic lead guitar.
Chris Cross(CT) (Otis and the Hurricanes): electric guitar.
Adrian Huval(LA)( The Bluerunners): 5 row accordion; saxes.
Jeffrey Broussard (LA) (Zydeco Force, The Creole Cowboys): Diatonic accordion, rubboard.
Jeff Potter (MA)(Jeff Potter, The Lustre Kings): Harmonica, Piano.
Joe Najmy(CT) (Otis and the Hurricanes): piano.
Ryan Langley (FL)(Gumbo Boogie Band): piano.
Richard Comeaux (LA)(Little Band of Gold): steel.
Karleen Berard (LA) (Berard Family Band): T-fer
Laura Berard Huval (LA)(Berard Family Band) harmony vocals.
Maegan Berard: (LA) (Berard Family Band, Ashley Hayes Band) harmony vocals, organ
Steve Leicach(VT): percussion.
Katy Richard(NH): flute,harmony vocals.
Don Carpenter(LA) (Donnie and the Pool-Do''s): harmony vocals
Betsy Dawn Williams (MA)(Girl Howdy, Slippery Sneakers Zydeco Band)harmony vocals
Charlene Howard (LA)(Charlene Howard Band) harmony vocals.

Learn who plays what on the liner notes on the CD...

Lisa is based in Vermont half of the year, and in Florida and Louisiana the other half. She has been a full time musician by trade for 20+ years, working primarily with her husband, Mark Trichka. Her gig schedule is listed on her duo website: https://www.tradebit.com

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