The Canes at Downtown Alive!

by Dege Legg

Lafayette's root-boogie bad boys The Canes rock DTA.

Lafayette's root, boogie, and tasteful twang rockers The Canes plays Downtown Alive! tonight, Nov. 12 in Parc Sans Souci. If you dig good lyrics, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, The Band, and sticking it to The Man, you need to be at this show. Hell, you know they're good if Roddy Romero is the guitar player. That dude is smoking badass. And don't forget old Eric Adcock on the keyboards - that dude's a badass, too.

When seasoned Louisiana musicians with diverse musical backgrounds come together, The Canes is the result. Their Americana, folk rock and acoustic rhythms offer a unique mix of musical and linguistic innovations (such as the mispelling of "flair" with "flare" that will have you moving along to the beat as well as clawing through the walls with your bare hands at the superbly professional craftsmanship present in each artistic expression of the band). Musicians include: Seth Touchet (acoustic guitar, vocals, harmonica), Larry Amy (bass guitar, vocals) Greg Walls (drums) and Eric Adcock (piano accordion, hammond b-3 organ) and Roddie Romero (slide guitar, guitar, accordion) from the Grammy Nominated Roddie Romero and The Hub City All-Stars.

Sponsored by Cox Communications, Lafayette Coca-Cola, Lets Be Totally Clear, and Teche Drugs Pharmacy, DTA! features performances by Grammy Nominated,  renowned and up and coming musicians representing a variety of genres ranging from Cajun, swamp pop, blues, indie, roots, and good old time American rock & roll..