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Cajun Jigs Mar 17, 2018

Hi, I’m Mitch Reed. Welcome to my vlog and today I’m going to talk a little bit about the Celtic influence or maybe even the Scotch-Irish influence in Cajun music. I do that quite often and I do love Irish music but it is St. Patrick’s Day weekend and I just thought it would be...

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Fleur de Lis Feb 23, 2018

Hi! Welcome to my vlog. Today I want to talk a little bit about a musician that influenced me a lot. I’m not really sure where he is. It’s kind of an interesting story. When I first started playing the fiddle, when I was about 14 so probably the late 80’s, there was a character...

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A Big Announcement Feb 17, 2018

Alright! That’s an old tune called the Lake Charles Waltz. Today on my vlog I just wanted to talk about what I’m going to be doing in the future and starting now.

A lot of people don’t know but I used to be in a band called BeauSoleil and toured with them for 11 years and I...

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Mardi Gras Medley Feb 16, 2018

Alright, it’s Mardi Gras time and I’m going to play a little medley of Mardi Gras Tunes- two-steps, reels, kinda jiggy things. I’ll do the “Balfa Mardi Gras” into the “Accordion Mardi Gras” and the “Mardi Gras Jig” as a little medley. Just to...

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Wayne Perry Feb 16, 2018

Alright! That was a waltz by Wayne Perry. It was recorded in 1934 in a little bitty community called Indian Bayou which is down the road from here. I live in Scott, Louisiana and if you travel west you run into Duson, and then Rayne and Crowley. Indian Bayou, I believe, was a town just south of...

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Pascal’s Zegrets and Cajun Band Lab Feb 15, 2018

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Alright, thanks for joining me today. This is my vlog where I talk a little bit about what I’m doing and tunes I’m interested in. And I have a website, MitchReedMusicLessons.com, go check it out! I break down a lot of old-time traditional Cajun and Creole tunes. I break...

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Edius Naquin Feb 15, 2018

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That is a tune by Eidus Naquin, a legendary musician from Mamou, Louisiana. He sang a lot of old ballads and played a lot of old really obscured archaic tunes with very interesting stories about kings, queens, magical worlds, and things like that. Definitely some ties to France...

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Happy Holidays! Dec 21, 2017

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Alright! Thank you so much. I wanted to send out a ‘Merry Christmas’ to all my subscribers and also the people who follow on my webpage and are members of my webpage. Thank you so much for your support. I hope everyone out there has an awesome and merry Christmas, happy...

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How to Make It Sound Cajun Dec 06, 2017

Hi, I’m Mitch Reed. My vlog this week is on how to make things sound Cajun, what kind of ingredients or spices to add to any standard melody and give it a Cajun style. So that’s a good question. A lot of people have been asking about that and so we can use a...

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Intensives and Shout-Outs Nov 14, 2017

[00:06] Hi, I'm Mitch Reed, and welcome to my vlog. And today I just wanted to talk a little bit about something I just did for the very first time. And it was a lot of fun and I thought it was pretty successful. What I did was I had an intensive at my house. So I basically said, "Hey, whoever...

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Tales from The Holiday Lounge Nov 13, 2017

[0:07] All right, that’s a tune that I wrote with Charivari years ago, many years ago called The Holiday, or A Trip to the Holiday Lounge. Basically, it was about my memories as a child driving from Lafayette where I grew up to Mamou, where my family was from, and especially driving...

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Adner Ortego’s Spanish Two-Step Sep 26, 2017

Hi, I’m Mitch Reed and welcome to my vlog. My vlog today is on an old friend of mine who taught me a lot about Cajun fiddle when I was young. He was almost really like a grandfather to me but also a very good friend.

His name was Adner Ortego and he was from Grand...

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