For Louisiana, I was trying to decide between a contemporary zydeco act and the greatest sludge metal band of all time, and decided to err or the side of regional specialty.
The up-tempo washboard and accordion based zydeco genre has been Louisiana's musical monopoly since the 1950's, and Chris Ardoin is one of the top nouveau zydeco musicians around. He's been playing accordion since he was 2, quite nouveau himself.
I can't find out for the life of me what this song is called, but I like it aplenty.
Every Monday night, C&L's Late Nite Music Club showcases an act from every state, alphabetically by state, as part of LNMC's 50 State Strategy. Know a band or artist that you think is the best in their state? Email suggestions to latenitemusicclub [at] gmail.com. Next week: Maine.