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LPO & Lost Bayou Ramblers WIN A GRAMMY™ for Live Recording of Concert

LPO’s collaborative album with Lost Bayou Ramblers and Music Director Laureate Carlos Miguel Prieto has WON the Grammy™ Award in the Best Regional Roots Music Album category at the 66th Annual GRAMMY Awards held on Sunday, February 4, 2024, at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA.

This is the first time your LPO has been nominated for and won a Grammy™, and one of the most significant forms of recognition for our ensemble. We are beyond thrilled and thankful for this historic honor!

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The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO), the region’s premier orchestra, and GRAMMY™ Award-winning LOST BAYOU RAMBLERS released the recording of their world premiere collaboration concert from the LPO’s 22-23 season at the Orpheum Theater. The live concert, recorded during the performance on January 15, 2023, is now available on all major streaming platforms including Apple Music and Spotify.  

About the Concert & Record

“Artists like the Lost Bayou Ramblers are deeply seeded within Louisiana’s musical identity and are vessels of our state’s cherished Cajun culture to the music industry at large,” says LPO Executive Director Anwar Nasir. “It was a tremendous honor to make music with this phenomenal group of musicians and an even greater honor to share this music with the world.” 

“I am proud to have been able to lead the LPO in this historic collaboration with the Lost Bayou Ramblers,” says LPO’s Music Director Laureate Carlos Miguel Prieto. “Collaborations like this honor the dynamic culture and traditions of Louisiana, and I am overjoyed that music lovers from all over can experience authentic Louisiana music through this memorable album.” 

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LOST BAYOU RAMBLERS & LOUISIANA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA (LIVE) 
Recorded January 15, 2023 at the Orpheum Theater 

Concert Photos

About the Lost Bayou Ramblers

The Grammy award winning Lost Bayou Ramblers’ evolution as a perversely progressive band rooted in Cajun traditions continues to excite, challenge, and redefine both genre expectations as well as cultural preconceptions. Founded in 1999 by brothers Andre and Louis Michot, the last 5 years have brought LBR a feature on Jack White’s American Epic, score contributions to the Oscar nominated film Beasts of the Southern Wild, a Grammy award for their latest studio album “Kalenda” and tours with Pogues’ founders Spider Stacy and Cait O’Riordan, and Violent Femmes. As the band continues to explore collaborations with artists worldwide both on stage and in the studio, the Ramblers have collaborated with Scarlett Johansson, Dr. John, Leyla McCalla, Nora Arnezeder, Gordon Gano, Spider Stacy, Rickie Lee Jones, Ani DiFranco, to name a few. With years of sold-out the shows in New Orleans and abroad, Lost Bayou Ramblers were named Big Easy Awards’ Entertainers of the Year in 2019, and 2021 brought features in Rolling Stone magazine, National Geographic, and The New Yorker.

Lost Bayou Ramblers stands at the crosscurrents of Louisiana culture by inhabiting the gray area between Cajun and Creole, convention and innovation, mystery and a revelation, experimenting and growing the show to what it’s become today: an eclectic mix of modern sounds and rhythms with ancient Cajun melodies and lyrics. World Café says “The Grammy-winning group plays a revved-up version of Cajun music, shot through with punk energy and psychedelic fuzz.”

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