Louis Michot

Fiddler/Vocalist
Lost Bayou Ramblers
Prairie des Femmes, LA

“I think for the land, the knowledge of the land, the land itself and for the people and the culture to be continued and taken care of, there needs to be value given to the land and to the knowledge of culture that make it necessary and absolute that is has to be taken care of.”

Louis Michot is the celebrated fiddler and lead singer of the Grammy-nominated Lost Bayou Ramblers, a roots Cajun band with a kick. The Lost Bayou Ramblers have toured through much of the United States, including performances at the International Country Music Conference in Nashville, the National Folk Festival, the Lowell Folk Festival, South by Southwest, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and historic Preservation Hall. Louis has performed internationally in France and Belgium, and their most recent release, the Grammy Nominated LIVE: A LA BLUE MOON (Swallow Records), Vermillionaire (Bayou Perdu Records) and Mammoth Waltz are receiving critical acclaim across North America and Europe. Louis is also deeply involved in rescuing the seeds and folklore of Cajun culture through the Cultural Research Institute of Acadiana (CRIA). Louis lives in Prairie des Femmes with his wife Ashlee and sons Julien and Louis, and can often be heard on the air at KRVS Radio Acadie in Lafayette, LA.

Photo: Claire Bangser