Being described as, “… the link that connects the young and the old
generations,” and, “the best new, energetic, and fun Cajun band in a
very long time,” the Pine Leaf Boys play the old-fashioned dance hall
standards while making a priority to bring many of the more obscure
songs of past masters into their repertoire and play them with gusto.
Their mission is to present the real Cajun music of their ancestors to
the world and prove that it is still thriving and full of life.
All five members, in their early 20s — Wilson Savoy, Courtney Granger, Jon Bertrand, Drew Simon, and Thomas David
— have been steeped in music since childhood. Hailing from farms and
villages in Cajun country, the Pine Leaf Boys have been making a name
for themselves not only for their youth, but also by preserving the
traditional Cajun sound while allowing it to breathe and stretch. They
present their music on twin fiddles, accordion, bass, and drum.
“The live performances of the Pine Leaf Boys are a revelation of anarchy and reverence and manic exuberance funneled through traditional musical forms. Full-throttle and wide open, The Pine Leaf Boys heat the tubes of the old music until they break up into the sweetest distortion imaginable.” — Josh Caffery