On their latest record Mammoth Waltz, New Orleans outfit Lost Bayou Ramblers continue to push their Cajun-roots tunes into grittier, new rock-based realms, scoring some assistance from special guests including Scarlett Johansson, Dr. John and the Violent Femmes’ Gordon Gano. Now they’re offering an inside look at the making of the record, which was recently released on 180-gram vinyl.
“Mammoth Waltz sort of taps into the ethos of where we come from,” says fiddle player and singer Louis Michot. “We’ve taken different parts of who we are and mashed them into this one place. The process of getting to that place was like magic – all of these amazing people coming together from all over, well, the world, to help us raise the Mammoth from within.”