Filé (band)

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Genres Cajun music
Years active 1983–present
Labels Flying Fish Records
Associated acts Cush-Cush
Members Ward Lormand, Kevin Shearin, Peter Stevens, D'Jalma Garnier, David Egan, Al Berard, Darren Wallace, Brian Langlinais
Past members Michael Shinkman

Filé is a cajun music ensemble from Louisiana founded in 1983. The group is named after filé powder, a spice used in cajun food.

The group was founded by Ward Lormand and Kevin Shearin, who had previously played together in the band Cush-Cush from 1980. Peter Stevens joined the group for their debut in 1985, while D'Jalma Garnier and David Egan joined in the early 1990s.


  • Ward Lormand – accordion, percussion, vocals
  • Kevin Shearin – bass, guitar, vocals
  • Peter Stevens – percussion
  • D'Jalma Garnier – fiddle
  • David Egan – keyboards
  • Al Berard - Guitar
  • Darren Wallace - Fiddle
  • Brian Langlinais - Guitar
  • Michael Shinkman - Trombone