Cayouche

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Cayouche
Birth name Réginald Charles Gagnon
Born 1948
Origin Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Genres Country
Occupation(s) singer/songwriter
Years active 1994–present

Réginald Charles Gagnon, known as Cayouche (born 1948), is an Acadian singer-songwriter of Acadian French country music. He was born in Moncton, New Brunswick on the eastern coast of Canada.

Early life[edit]

At the age of thirteen, Cayouche left eastern Canada with his mother to go live in the suburbs of Boston, Massachusetts, in the United States. He later joined the United States Marine Corps when he was 19. While serving, he took part in the Vietnam War. However, he never went into combat. When his military service was over, he returned to Massachusetts where he spent the next ten years. In 1979, he returned to Canada and went as a nomad with his back pack and his guitar.

Career[edit]

His nickname comes from the United States. He says that people would tell him: "t’es pas Acayen t’es Acayouche", meaning "you're not Acadian, you're Acayouche". "Acayouche" later became "Cayouche", which is now his nickname. He started his career as a musician in various community centers of northern New Brunswick.

Discography[edit]

  • Un Vieux Hippy (released, 1994)
  • Moitié-moitié (released, 1996)
  • Roule, roule (released, 1999)
  • Last Call (released, 2003)
  • Le rappel (released, 2011)

Songs[edit]

  • Mon bicycle, ma musique (3:04)
  • Au camp (3:59)
  • Une place au chaud (4:05)
  • L'Auberge du Quai de l'Horloge (4:23)
  • La 6 49 (4:04)
  • Pills à nerfs (6:01)
  • Red Haired Boy (instrumental) (2:34)
  • Pas d'icitte, pas d'ailleurs (3:23)
  • Grand-Père Jos (3:55)
  • Le frigidaire de mon chum (5:03)
  • Le blues à Cay (4:09)
  • Viens faire un tour (4:45)
  • La Reine Du Bingo (3:50)
  • La Chaine De Mon Tracteur (2:16)
  • Laurie (3:00)
  • Last Call (3:00)
  • L'alcool au volant (3:20)
  • Dans la city
  • Goo'day
  • Bootlegger
  • Le frigidaire
  • C'est du fun à être fou
  • Les enfants à coup d'botte
  • J'ai 40 ans
  • Moi j'm'en rappelle
  • Export "A"
  • La crotte dans la pipe
  • Le nord du Nouveau-Brunswick
  • L'hiver s'en vient
  • Innocent
  • Le p'tit Jeep à André
  • Le bon vieux temps
  • Les bas de laine
  • Le rappel
  • Fume fume
  • Captain Morgan
  • Francine
  • Reel du printemps
  • La dérive
  • Marie Madeleine
  • Vivre et laisser vivre
  • Picassou / Heather Hill
  • Écoutez
  • Du thé
  • J'ai fumé le sapin

Filmography[edit]

  • Cayouche, Le Temps d'une bière (2009)

Further reading[edit]