Hackberry Ramblers, The
For over six decades, The Hackberry Ramblers have played a toe-tapping blend of Cajun music and western swing, with a dash of Gulf Coast "swamp pop," rock & roll, and classic country. This exuberant sound bursts out of the bands Grammy-nominated album Deep Water (Hot Biscuits # HOTBI 5001, released in 1997.) Besides the core members of The Hackberry Ramblers, Deep Water features several distinguished guests. Marcia Ball shares lead vocals on "C. C. Rider" and "Les blues de Bosco," a Cajun classic that captures her debut recording in French. Rodney Crowell shares lead vocals on "Frankie and Johnny" and sings back-up on a truly unique version of "Proud Mary." Michael Doucet plays fiddle on several numbers including the aptly-entitled "Steppin Fast." And Jimmie Dale Gilmore shares lead vocals on the title track, the Bob Wills classic "Deep Water."