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Chris Miller and Bayou Roots
2012 Winner of CFMA "Accordionist of the Year!" Winners of the 2006 CFMA "Band of the Year," "Recording of the Year," and "People's Choice" awards!



These exciting and energetic musicians seek to honor the roots of their music's tradition by extending the reach of new and creative musical branches. Led by Chris Miller on vocals, accordion, fiddle, keys, and harmonica, this group provides a musical adventure that can take some very exciting and surprising turns!

Although the band can play an entire event of all Cajun music, there is a freshness that pervades the air as dancers respond to Cajun accordion riffs and a steady bass and guitar accompaniment and drumming that grooves all night long. The fiddlers in this band could bow the rhythms of ancient reels, but often as venture instead toward some of most modern sounds of Cajun fiddling. The network of musical roots also reaches back to early Creole "la-la" music and stretches evermore toward the more modern sounds of Zydeco in the band’s varied but indigenous sound. Toward the horizon the listener and dancer experience a musical bayou fortified with newly composed music enriched with a bluesy chromatic accordion accenting swamp-pop, rock and roll, and classic country songs.

Take a musical journey that is as authentic as the people, places and events that define Louisiana culture and discover your own "Bayou Roots."