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World Music From the USA: The Cajun Fiddles of David Greely and Joel Savoy

05/30/2010 05:12 am 05:12:01 | Updated May 25, 2011

Now that Spring has sprung, here's a dose of soulful fiddle music from two masters: David Greely, founding fiddler of Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, and Joel Savoy of The Savoy family band and the Red Stick Ramblers.

The duo was in town for GlobalFEST, at an "offsite event" at the Highline Ballroom. This performance (no interview -- it doesn't need it!) is a happy reminder that there are still places in the USA that treasure their ethnic heritage and play home-made music to enrich life. It's easy to imagine these two enjoying some musical camaraderie on the front porch in the midst of a warm Louisiana Spring day. So relax and bask in the sounds of sweet strings.

Keep in mind that a lot of this is music is for dancing off the work and cares of the day. In Cajun country there are still plenty of places to hear live, authentic music, be it Cajun, Creole or Zydeco. You go there to dance till you are ready to drop, till your endorphins kick in and do what they are supposed to. For my money, that's a fun evening...and it's the best way to keep a heritage alive!