We are saddened by the loss of a former member of the band, Chad Cormier--fiddler extraordinaire. He passed away this spring he will definitely be missed. He was a true "fiddling force of nature" and a musical inspiration to many fiddlers here in Louisiana. It seems he was with us for much too short a time-he was only 39 years old. Rest in peace, Chad Cormier We are looking forward to seeing many of our supporters and fans this summer as we head out to Baton Rouge, LA, Grove, OK, CFMA Fest in Lake…Read more
Update..been too long!
Wow. TIme really flies. I have so much to be thankful for...family, friends, great jobs...it keeps me really busy! I'm so sorry I am not really great at keeping the website updated--but sometimes "real things"--family, children, day jobs, must come first I must say THANK YOU to all of the CFMA members who voted me as "Accordionist of the Year" at the August 17, 2012 Le Cajun ceremony. It is truly an honor and it was a real treat to receive that award Another honor has been my music featured in the new…Read more
Wow...time really flies whenever you're having fun! Since the last update we have begun playing some casinos, revisited Luling, Tx, performed at the Liberty Theater, revisited Grove, OK, performed at the Governor's Mansion twice, begun to play at the legendary dancehall "La Poussiere" in Breaux Bridge, and many other exciting performance venues. We have welcomed a new member to the group, the young but legendary Chad Cormier, on the fiddle! One perk of having Chad in the group is that his wife, Hass, is an…Read more
Many developments in the groups since I last updated. The Dougays, Steve and Dale, both had to leave the group due to employments issues that have taken them out-of state. Danny Peet has provided the driving beat of the band since 2008 and Ray Ellender has played guitar with Bayou Roots since December 2009. Ray has really been "the sixth man" for Bayou Roots for a number of years; filling in whenever there was a need. It is our pleasure to welcome him into the band as a full-fledged member. Original member…Read more
MY SPACE PAGE
Well, we took the plunge and are trying to get set up on My Space. We have been over there a while and it's pretty fun if you have never checked it out: http://www.myspace.com/chrismillerandbayouroots Listen to tracks. Make comments and keep up with other friends and concert dates. We plan to do add more over there soon.
CFMA LeCajun Winners!
Well, I am still can't quite believe it's true. But I was there and the trophies that I brought home didn't evaporate over night, so I guess it is all real. What an honor! If you haven't heard the news here it is The Cajun French Music Association (CFMA) is a regional organization dedicated to the promotion and preservation of Cajun French music and the Cajun French language. There are chapters throughout Louisiana and Texas. Each year a committee reviews the latest releases in the Cajun music genre…Read more