Lafayette, Louisiana
Cajun Music

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Common interests in French language, music, and Louisiana heritage brought together the members of Feufollet, a group that has been recognized as, far and away, the best and most accomplished young Cajun band to emerge from Louisiana in recent years. Feufollet, whose members range in age from 14 to 18, performs original and traditional songs in French, including some from the 1800s and early 1900s.

Members of the band include Chris Stafford (accordion, fiddle, guitar, bass, mandolin, vocals, trumpet), Chris Segura (fiddle), Maegen Benoit (guitar, triangle, drums), Jeremy Richard, Derek Hebert (guitar, bass, accordion), and Anna Laura Edmiston (piano, vocals). All are native French speakers of Southwestern Louisiana and have been playing music for years, often in their respective family bands. The group has been acclaimed at the Worldwide Acadian Congress; Stafford, Hebert, and Segura have won numerous fiddling and accordion contests; Benoit and Hebert have been honored as members of the “Young Stars of Cajun Music Wall of Fame.”

Feufollet is very active in promoting the Cajun culture and heritage of Louisiana and has performed in countless local and national venues and in Canada. In 2000 Feufollet appeared with Louisiana musician and Cajun cultural activist Zachary Richard in the PBS documentary "Against The Tide: The Story of the Cajun People of Louisiana." Steve Riley (of the Cajun band Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys and himself once a child prodigy) produced their first two CDs.