The Daiquiri Queens
Saturday 6/25 – 7:30pm CAJUN DANCE at The Kinfolk Stage
Gleaning inspiration from early cajun and creole dance music and the vibrant musical landscape of their south Louisiana home, The Daiquiri Queens made their debut in 2017 at the beloved South Louisiana Blackpot Festival & Cookoff. Fresh faced and full of energy, they have gone on to become favorites at late-night dances and major festivals alike. Fronted by guitarists Jamie Lynn Fontenot and Miriam McCracken, the group’s unique sound centers around their vocals- sibling-like harmonies reminiscent of early country duets sung in Cajun French. Along with accomplished fiddler Kelli Jones, the three can comfortably trade off lead and harmony singing. Their sound is rounded out with the seasoned playing of accordionist John Dowden, who cut his teeth learning from greats like Bruce Daigrepont, and Chelsea Moosekian on drums. The quintet’s debut album, which was produced by Chris Stafford of Feufollet and released in 2020, uncovers an eclectic mix of material, showcasing raucous two-steps, heart-broken waltzes and ballads alike.