Backroads & Bayous
Vintage country and honky tonk with a splash of traditional Cajun music. On this her first solo recording, Karen Collins has created an exciting blend of her two musical passions early country and Louisiana Cajun. Karen performs regularly with three groups The Blue Moon Cowgirls (acoustic country quartet with an emphasis on three part harmony), Squeeze Bayou (traditional Cajun & Zydeco dance music) and the Backroads Band (retro honky tonk country). Members from all three bands join Karen on this this recording along with vocalist friends Dede Wyland and Ric Sweeny. The intricate harmonies of the Blue Moon Cowgirls shine on their five cuts along with the guitar accompaniment of guitar wizard, Ira Gitlin who adds creative passages to their sound. The Squeeze Bayou cuts will have you up waltzing and doing the Cajun two step while the sound of the honky tonk numbers take you back to the road houses of the '50s. Azalea City Recordings - ACCD - 0401.