Cajun French Music Association

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The Cajun French Music Association is an association dedicated to the promotion and preservation of Cajun music and culture.[1]

History[edit]

The Cajun French Music Association is a non-profit organization of Cajuns and non-Cajuns whose purpose is to promote and preserve, not only Cajun music, but also various aspects of the Acadian Heritage. The CFMA was founded in Basile, Louisiana in November 1984 with Harry LaFleur of Eunice, Louisiana as its founder. Since its beginning with less than 30 members, the association has grown to a membership of approximately 2,000 families, serving seven chapters in Louisiana, three chapters in the Cajun region of Southeast Texas, and a chapter in Chicago, IL.[2]

Hall of Fame[3][edit]

2014[edit]

  • Lee Benoit
  • Felton Le Jeune
  • Wallace “Red” Touchet
  • August Broussard

2013[edit]

  • Roland Doucet
  • Orsey "RC" Vanicor
  • Jesse Legé

2012[edit]

  • Jackie Caillier
  • Ellis Vanicor

2011[edit]

2010[edit]

  • Cheryl Cormier
  • Clarence Martin Jr.

2009[edit]

2008[edit]

2007[edit]

  • Elias "Bobby" Leger
  • Terry Huval
  • Dave Soileau

2006[edit]

  • Reggie Matte
  • Clifton J "Cliff' Newman

2005[edit]

  • Pierre Varman Daigle
  • Voris "Shorty" LeBlanc
  • Darrell Higginbotham

2004[edit]

2003[edit]

  • Robert Bertrand
  • Larry L. Miller
  • Te Bruce Broussard - D.J.

2002[edit]

2001[edit]

2000[edit]

  • Phillip Alleman
  • Harry Lafleur

1999[edit]

  • Nonc Allie Young
  • Andrew Cormier
  • Houston LeJeune - D.J.

1998[edit]

1997[edit]

CFMA Award Winners[edit]

Fiddler of the Year 1994-2009[edit]

  • 2009 Travis Benoit
  • 2008 Joel Savoy
  • 2007 Al Berard
  • 2006 Courtney Granger
  • 2005 Jason Begeron
  • 2004 Louis Dronet
  • 2003 Tony Thibodeaux
  • 2002 Rufus Thibodeaux
  • 2001 Travis Matte
  • 2000 Michael Doucet
  • 1999 Elridge Aguillard
  • 1998 Travis Matte
  • 1997 Travis Matte
  • 1996 David Greely
  • 1995 Terry Huval
  • 1994 Travis Matte

Best Recording with a Fiddle 1989-1993[edit]

  • 1993 Terry Huval
  • 1992 Al Berard
  • 1991 Steve Riley / David Greely
  • 1990 Rufus Thibodeaux
  • 1989 Harry LeFleur

Accordionist of the Year 1994-2007[edit]

Best Recording with an Accordion 1989-1993[edit]

  • 1993 Steve Riley
  • 1992 Tim Broussard, Wayne Toups
  • 1991 Steve Riley
  • 1990 Bruce Daigrepont
  • 1989 Bruce Daigrepont

Female Vocalist of the Year[edit]

  • 2014 None given
  • 2013 Megan Brown
  • 2012 Jeanette Vanicor Aguillard
  • 2011 Ashley Hayes
  • 2010 Kristi Guillory
  • 2009 Helen (Hélène) Boudreaux
  • 2008 Kira Viator
  • 2006 Valerie Benoit
  • 2005 Les Amies Louisianaises: Jeanette Aguillard, Janet Aguillard, Donna Suarez, Lisa Aguillard
  • 2004 Ashley Hayes
  • 2003 None selected
  • 2002 Eva Touchet
  • 2001 Christine Balfa
  • 2000 Suzanne Fallon-Diaz
  • 1999 Les Amies Louisianaises: Jeanette Aguillard, Janet Aguillard, Shelia Agillard, Donna Thibodeaux
  • 1998 None given
  • 1997 Christine Balfa
  • 1996 Helen Boudreaux
  • 1995 Kristi Guillory
  • 1994 Helen Boudreaux
  • 1993 Ann Savoy
  • 1992 Becky Richard
  • 1991 Becky Richard
  • 1990 Becky Richard
  • 1989 Becky Richard

Male Vocalist of the Year[edit]

  • 2006 Lee Benoit
  • 2005 Ivy Dugas
  • 2004 Belton Richard
  • 2003 Ivy Dugas
  • 2002 Ed Gary
  • 2001 Don Fontenot
  • 2000 Kevin Naquin
  • 1999 Ivy Dugas
  • 1998 Ivy Dugas
  • 1997 Ivy Dugas
  • 1996 Robert Jardell
  • 1995 Jo-El Sonnier
  • 1994 Robert Elkins
  • 1993 Robert Elkins
  • 1991 Johnny Sonnier
  • 1992 Johnny Sonnier
  • 1990 Johnny Allen
  • 1989 Robert Elkins

Best First Recording of the Year 1998-2011[edit]

  • 2011 "Don't Bury Me" - Ellis Vanicour & the Lacassine Playboys w/ Kaleb Trahan
  • 2010 "Cadien Vien Au Village" - Gerald Thibodeaux & Cajun Accent w/ Ken Stewart, Justin Cormier, Vincent Romero, Larry Comeaux, Jody Breaux
  • 2009 "Hommage á Andrew Cormier" - Charles Thibodeaux & the Austin Cajun Aces w/ Dale Dougay, Steve Doerr, Tracey Schwartz
  • 2008 Unknown
  • 2007 Unknown
  • 2006 Les Larmes Dans Tes Yeux - Seth Guidry
  • 2005 Charlie Roger and the Lafayette Playboys
  • 2004 "For Old Time Sake" - Ray Abshire and Friends
  • 2003 "La Tete Fille De Carencro" - Al Roger, Terry Cormier & Louisiana Pride
  • 2002 "Deux Vies Pour Te Donner" - Jay Cormier
  • 2001 "A la Vielle Maniere"(The Old Way) w/Jason Frey, Travis Matte, With Lagniappe
  • 2000 "Pour Les Danseur" w/Kenneth Thibodeaux, Jason Frey, Randy Bellard, Jimmy Higginbotham, Ray Thibodeaux, Danny Cormier, Scott Ardoin
  • 1999 "Fier D'etre Cajun" w/Don Fontenot, Eldridge Aguillard, Leighton Thibodeaux, Karl Deshotels, Kurt Daigle, Waven Boone, Freddie Pate, Danny Cormier, Troy Jagneaux
  • 1998 "Memories de Passe" Mack Manuel, Jesse Lege w/Lake Charles Ramblersw/Jesse Lege, Mack Manuel, Orsy "R.C." Vanicor, Elzie Matthews, Robert La Pointe, Leetal Hank

Best First Album/CD by a Band 1996-1997[edit]

  • 1997 "Ossun Express" Horace Trahan & Ossun Express w/Horace Trahan, D. L. Menard, Terry Huval, Stacey Huval, Christine Balfa, Nelda Balfa, Kevin Wimmer, Dirk Powell
  • 1996 "Robert Jardell & Pure Cajun" w/Robert Jardell, Milton Melancon, Edwin Guidry, Edmond Guidry, Jody Viator

Best First Album by a Band 1992-1995[edit]

  • 1995 "Reveille" w/Kristi Guillory, Bill Grass
  • 1994 "Beau Thomas & Cajun Power" w/Beau Thomas, Jimmie Barzar, Billy "Botch" Richard, Glen "Chic" Richard, Randy Melancon, Colby Thomas, Joe Simon, "Cajun Power" John Trahan, Robert Jardell, Christine Balfa
  • 1993 "La Musique de Vieux Temps" Joe Simon & the La. Cajuns w/ Joe Simon, Percy Boudreaux, Ed Gary, Mervin Faul, Mark Corbello, Hugh Johnson
  • 1992 "Memories de MaMa" "Danny Brasseaux & Cajun Express" w/Danny Brasseaux, Floyd Brasseaux, Ulysse Poirrier, Kenneth Richard, Ricky Venable, Scotty Hargroder

New Horizon Award 1991[edit]

  • 1991 "Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys" w/Steve Riley, David Greely, Kevin Barzas, Mike "Chop" Chapman, Christine Balfa

Up & Coming Band 1989-1990[edit]

  • 1990 "Sheryl Cormier & Cajun Sound"
  • 1989 "Laissez Faire" w/Ed Billeaud, Wilson Touchet, D. Peters, E. Chapman, R. Monsour

Best Recording of the Year 1998-2007[edit]

  • 2006 Bayou Roots by Chris Miller and Bayou Roots
  • 2005 A Bit of Two Worlds - Jackie Callier and the Cajun Cousins
  • 2004 "Bayou Groove" - Kevin Naquin
  • 2003 "Let's Kick Up Some Dust" - Jackie Caillier & The Cajun Cousins
  • 2002 "AuCoup D'eclair" - Kevin Naquin
  • 2001 "Le Necessaire" (The Necessities) w/Don Fontenot et Les Amis de la Louisiane
  • 2000 "Pour La Premiere Fois" Kevin Naquin & the Ossun Playboys w/ Kevin Naquin, John Gary, Louis Dronet, Jody Viator, Dwayne Lavergne, Randy Foreman, Derick Maitre, Tony Daigle
  • 1999 "Je Vas Sortir et Two Step" Jackie Caillier & the Cajun Cousins w/Jackie Caillier, Ivy Dugas, Keith Richard, Benny Mueller, Danny Cormier
  • 1998 "Blacktop the Gravel Road" Jackie Caillier & the Cajun Cousins w/Jackie Caillier, Ivy Dugas, Benny Mueller, Danny Cormier, Keith Richard

Best Album/CD of the Year 1996-1997[edit]

  • 1997 "Front Porch Cajun Music" Jackie Caillier & the Cajun Cousins w/Jackie Caillier, Dallas Roy, Ivy James Dugas, John Dale Hebert, Benny Mueller, DannyCormier, Marty Pryor
  • 1996 "Les Petites Heures de la Nuit" Richard LeBouef & Two Step w/Richard LeBouef, Kevin Sonnier, Randy Melancon, Tommy Guidry, Jimmy Hebert, Tim Picard, Darrel Fontenot, Beau Thomas, Camey Doucet

Best Album of the Year 1989-1995[edit]

  • 1995 "Laisse Les Jeunes Jouer" Jambalaya Cajun Band
  • 1994 "Cajun Sentiment" Le Band Passe Partout w/Joe Lirette, Robert Elkins, Travis Matte, Percy Boudreaux, Jr., Larry Hoffpauir
  • 1993 "Tit Gailop Pour Mamou" Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys
  • 1992 "Untit Peu Plus Cajun" Jimmy Breaux w/Michael Doucet, David Doucet, Gary Breaux, U. J. Meaux, Richard Comeaux
  • 1991 (see New Horizon Award)
  • 1990 "Co-eur de Cajun" Bruce Daigrepont & the Bouree Cajun Band
  • 1989 "Stir Up The Roux" Bruce Daigrepont & the Bouree Cajun Band

Song of the Year[edit]

  • 2006 "Ma Petite Femme" Lee Benoit singer/Al Berard songwriter
  • 2005 Biggest Fool in the World - Ivy Dugas (Greatest Hits and More)
  • 2004 "C'est Trop Tard" - Kevin Naquin
  • 2003 "Joues Pas Avec Le Couer Oui T-Aime" - Ivy Dugas
  • 2002 "Belle Louisiane" - Brittany Polaski - vocals / Zachary Richard - songwriter
  • 2001 "The Porch Swing" Don Fonenot singer/Ellis Deshotels songwriter
  • 2000 "Je Suis En Amour Avec La Femme Que J’ai Marier" Kevin Naquin singer & songwriter/John Gary singer/Jean Arceneaux songwriter
  • 1999 "La Visit" Lee Benoit singer & songwriter/Eddie Bodin background vocals/Richard Meaux & Freddie Pate songwriters
  • 1998 "Little Short Pants" Ivy Dugas singer/Vin Bruce & Lee Lavergne songwriters
  • 1997 "The Gravel Road" Ivy Dugas singer & songwriter
  • 1996 "Where Were You Last Wednesday?" Robert Jardell singer/Robert Jardell songwriter
  • 1995 "La Valse de Chere BeBe" Jo-El Sonnier singer/Jo-El Sonnier songwriter
  • 1994 "Ne Phes de Whisky Pour Pop" Robert Elkins singer/John Hebert songwriter
  • 1993 "Je Suis Tout Pour Toi" Robert Elkins singer/John Hebert songwriter
  • 1992 "Late in Life" Wayne Toups singer/Jean Arceneaux songwriter
  • 1991 "Dernier, Dernier Chance" Johnny Sonnier singer/Ken Vallot songwriter
  • 1990 "L Image dans le Mirror" Johnny Sonnier singer/Ken Vallot & Raymond Taussin songwriters
  • 1989 "La Lumiere dans tor Chassis" Robert Elkins singer/Pierre Varmon Daigle songwriter

Band of the Year[edit]

  • 2006 Chris Miller and Bayou Roots
  • 2005 Jackie Caillier and the Cajun Cousins
  • 2004 Kevin Naquin and the Ossun Playboys
  • 2003 Jackie Caillier and the Cajun Cousins
  • 2002 Kevin Naquin & the Ossun Playboys - Kevin Naquin, John Gary, Louis Dronet, Jody Viator, Dwayne Lavergne
  • 2001 Don Fontenot et Les Amis de la Louisiane - Don Fontenot, Kurt Daigle, Karl Deshotels, Layton W. Thibodeaux Sr., Mark Young
  • 2000 Kevin Naquin & the Ossun Playboys - Kevin Naquin, John Gary, Louis Dronet, Jody Viator, Dwayne Lavergne, Randy Foreman, Derick Maitre, Tony Daigle
  • 1999 Jackie Caillier & the Cajun Cousins - Jackie Caillier, Ivy Dugas, Keith Richard, Benny Mueller, Danny Cormier
  • 1998 Jackie Caillier & the Cajun Cousins - Jackie Caillier, Ivy James Dugas, Benny Mueller, Danny Cormier, Keith Richard
  • 1996 Robert Jardell & Pure Cajun - Robert Jardell, Milton Melancon, Edwin Guidry, Edmond Guidry, Jody Viator
  • 1997 Jackie Caillier & the Cajun Cousins - Jackie Caillier, Dallas Roy, Ivy James Dugas, John Dale Hebert, Benny Mueller, Danny Cormier, Marty Pryor
  • 1995 Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys - Steve Riley, David Greely, Peter Schwarz
  • 1994 Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys - Steve Riley, David Greely, Kevin Dugas, Peter Schwarz, Kevin Barzar, Christine Balfa, Sonny Landreth
  • 1993 Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys - Steve Riley, David Greely, Kevin Barzar, Mike Chapman, Christine Balfa
  • 1992 Johnny Sonnier & Cajun Heritage - Johnny Sonnier, Leroy Dugas, Jr., Jessie Credeur, Chad Cormier, Russell Quebodeaux
  • 1991 Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys
  • 1990 Paul Daigle & Cajun Gold - Paul Daigle, Robert Elkins, Tony Thibodeaux, Kelly Hebert, Vernon Bergeron
  • 1989 Paul Daigle & Cajun Gold - Paul Daigle, Robert Elkins, Tony Thibodeaux, Kelly Hebert, Vernon Bergeron

People's Choice Award ( First presented in 2005)[edit]

  • 2007 - Old Style Cajun Music-Al Berard/Jason Frey
  • 2006 - Bayou Roots by Chris Miller and Bayou Roots
  • 2005 - A Bit of Two Worlds - Jackie Callier and the Cajun Cousins

Best Single Recording 1992-1993[edit]

  • 1993 Robert Elkins "Je Suis Tout Pour Tois"
  • 1992 Johnny Sonnier/Helen Boudreaux "Tears Become A Rose"
  • 1991 Richard LeBeouf "Acadiana Two-Step"
  • 1990 Sheryl Cormier
  • 1989 Johnny Sonnier "Paul Daigle on the Juke Box"

Most Traditional Cajun Band[edit]

This award was initiated in 1989 by Chairman Pete Bergeron to encourage bands to play and record the traditional style of Cajun Music

  • 1990 Jesse Lege & the Jeff Davis Ramblers
  • 1989 Jesse Lege & the Jeff Davis Ramblers

This Award is discontinued

Prix Dehors de Nous[edit]

This award was given a plaque prior to 1996. In years 1996, 1997, 1998 & 1999 the winner band was awarded one "Le Cajun". Beginning in 2000, each band member of the winner band is awarded a "Le Cajun".

  • 2004-2005 San Diego Cajun Playboys, San Diego, CA (winner)-"Small Town Two-Step"; Boiling Bayou,
    • Denmark (1st runner-up)-"Boiling Bayou";
    • Cleoma's Ghost (second runner-up)-"Mon Coeur Est Avec Toi"
  • 2003 The New Riverside Ramblers, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN (winner) "Saute la Barriere"
    • Bal De Mason Band, France (1st runner-up) "Ce Soir Au Bayou Ecrevisses"
    • The Hackney Ramblers, England, (2nd runner-up)"Saturday Night Special"
  • 2001 Cajun du Nord of Denmark, Norway & Sweden (winner) "In Louisiana"
    • Trans Bayou Express of France (lst runner-up) "Voyage dans le pays Cajun"
    • Catfish of Australia (2nd runner-up) "Two-Step at a Time"
  • 2000 The Bone Tones of Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN (winner) "Live Recordings"
    • Ziga Zag of England (lst runner-up) "Desperately Seeking Boudin"
    • How’s Bayou of Seattle, WA (2nd runner-up) "Pardon My French"
  • 1999 Cayenne Cajun Band, Seattle Wash. (winner) "Live at Greenwood"
    • Manuel Family Band, Nashville, TN (1st runner-up) "Leissey Les Bon Temps Rouler"
    • Acadian Ramblers Band, Holland (2nd runner-up) "Ghost Dance"
  • 1998 Squeeze Bayou, Va.-Washington D.C. area (winner) "Stepping Fast"
    • Vermenton Plage, France, "Lache Pas La Patate" (1st runner-up)
    • The Colorado Cajun Dance Band, "Colorado Cajun Dance" (2nd runner-up)
  • 1997 Tracy Schwarz & the Cajun Trio, W. Va.. (winner)
    • Cajun Company, (1st runner up)
    • Atlanta Swamp Opera, Atlanta, Ga. (2nd runner up)
  • 1996 Bon Tons, Minneapolis, Mn. (winner)
    • Danny Poullard & The California Cajun Orchestra, California (1st runner up)
    • The Magnolias, Providence R.I. & eastern Mass. (2nd runner up)
  • 1995 Danny Poullard & The California Cajun Orchestra, California (winner)

• 2003

   • Cajun Company (winner) "La robe de Rosalie"

References[edit]