Feufollet: Cow Island Hop


Feufollet: Cow Island Hop


The music of Feufollet is a perfect example of what Dewey Balfa meant when he said that he wanted to preserve not the music itself but the process that produces the music so that musicians will continue to innovate and improvise new forms that both surprise us and reassure us at the same time

-Barry Ancelet
Granger & Debaillon Endowed Professor of Francophone Studies | University of Louisiana at Lafayette

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Sample Tracks


  1. Prends Courage
  2. Cow Island Hop
  3. Eunice Waltz
  4. Blues De Dix Ans
  5. Madame Basso
  6. Chère Bébé Créole
  7. Femme L’a Dit
  8. Chère Beth
  9. Sur Le Bord De L’eau
  10. Jolie Fille
  11. Je M’en Vas Dans Le Chemin

On a Saturday night, twenty and thirtysomethings, scholars, writers, artists, bohemians and young professionals dance to Feufollet at the favorite local outdoor venue, the Blue Moon Saloon. Red and blue neon permeates the scene and, as the band pounds, the wooden deck of the dance floor threatens to crash to the ground or fly clear into the louisiana sky. Here is a vortex of vibrant energy, a buzzing flow of youthful expression, a scene of endless possibility that can be found on any given weekend night in Lafayette, La. Like the cultural renaissance of the late 1960s that produced artists such as Michael Doucet and Zachary Richard, now is a time of fearless, joyful expression and thoughtful creativity. Feufollet perfectly embodies this movement with their new album, Cow Island Hop. Encompassing a wide range of musical influences, there is great attention to arrangement, sonic quality and originality. This is a traditional Cajun album produced, however, through a rock-n-roll aesthetic. Cow island hop is likely the most creative recording project to come out of this new era from a band that has become one of the most important voices for Louisiana Cajun youth; proud of their heritage, confident of their roots and ready to soar into the future.

- Kristi Guillory
Folklorist/Media Archivist | University of Louisiana at Lafayette


Chris Stafford
Chris Segura
Anna Laura Edmiston
Joshua Caffery
Michael Stafford
Philippe Billeaudeaux

Taylor Guarisco (GIVERS) played electric and upright bass on this album and was a member of the band from June ’04 through December ’07


Tiffany Lamson: Drums on 1
Jimmy Breaux: Drums on 4, 5 AND 8
Oscar Courville: Drums on 7
Nick Stephan: Saxophone on 7
Josh Leblanc: Trumpet on 7
Chris French: Tuba on 7
Richard Comeaux: Steel Guitar on 4
Ivan Klisanin: Mellotron on 6