Geno plays "Lacassine Special" on his single-row diatonic button accordion, a Cajun tune that is about a man telling his woman that she needs to change her ugly ways if she wants to stay with him. This performance is from "Blues on the Range" at the 36th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Geno Delafose is from southwest Louisiana, deep in Louisiana’s bayou country. Geno relies on his traditional Creole sensibility for guidance in his music. He divides his time between touring with his zydeco band, French Rockin' Boogie, and operating his Double D Ranch, outside of Eunice, where he breeds cattle and raises American Quarter Horses. Geno’s CD Le Creole Cowboy was nominated for a Grammy Award.
"Lacassine Special" words + music by Iry Lejeune.
Filmed in front of a live audience at the Western Folklife Center's G Three Bar Theater in Elko, NV, on Feb. 1, 2020.
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