Dewey Balfa

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      A seminal figure in the revival of traditional Cajun music, fiddler Dewey Balfa was among his native culture's most impassioned ambassadors, helping introduce the Cajun sound to countless new fans across the globe and inspiring an entire generation of performers to explore their roots. Born March 20, 1927 in Mamou, LA, Balfa was one of nine children in a family of sharecroppers; when not picking cotton, he learned to play the fiddle from his father, taking early inspiration from... Read more

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