John Trahan and the Acadiana Aces at the Liberty, Aug. 28, 2010
John Trahan is an excellent Cajun musician from Abbeville who gained experience in Nashville, returned to Louisiana and recorded an award-winning 1993 CD, “John Trahan Avec Le Group Acadiana,” left the state again, and now is back, living in Maurice, and ready to release what promises to be an outstanding new CD in September 2010.

During his Aug. 28, 2010, performance at the Liberty, he gave the audience a sample of the songs on the CD, which should re-establish his reputation as one of the best voices in Cajun music and as a top accordionist. At the Liberty, he mentioned that in addition to his band, the Acadiana Aces, guest musicians on the CD include Terry Huval, Michael Doucet, D.L. Menard, and Merlin Fontenot. Check out his web site,, for more information, including the names of other top musicians with whom he has been working.

Among the songs he performed at the Liberty were “Le Vieux Bourg sur le Bord du Chemin,” a popular Johnnie Allan song that was also on Trahan’s 1993 CD; “The Queen of the Broken Heart,” a new Ivy Dugas song; “La Valse des Mariés,” an excellent wedding dance which I believe he said is a new Johnnie Allan song; and “Madame Boso,” the first song that John Trahan learned to play when he was about 10 years old.

John Trahan’s return to performing and recording Cajun music is certainly welcome news for everyone.

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