Surf Zydeco's 13 fun and creative tracks prove that California's coast is really not that far from the Louisiana Bayou. There is a strong presence of Zydeco here, thanks especially to Toronto native Kevin Gould's very funky accordion, which colors every track. The ten original songs bring a host of different styles into the gumbo. One can hear the influence of The Beach Boys, The Dead, Ricky Nelson and Los Lobos. "Till Death Do Us Part" has a definite jug band feel, whereas "Before the Sunrise" has a Tex-Mex flavor. Produced by Rick Chelew (T Bone Burnett, Pentangle, Bert Jansch). Instruments featured include accordion, fiddle, acoustic and electric guitars, dobro, mandolin, upright and electric bass, baritone ukelele, drums and an array of percussion including rubboard, triangle, gourd, conga, djembe, tambourine, chair, and hand claps. Find out what happens when Swamp meets Surf. Bon Ton Roulet, dude!
"This new album, only the second from the Cachagua Playboys, is a toe-tapping, head-bobbing, finger-popping romp through the swamps and backroads of Lousiana and Texas fueled by jalapeno-hot zydeco and liberally spiced with rockabilly, Tex-Mex, soul, rockabilly and even ragtime. This new album proves the 'boys are no one-trick pony, but a diverse and talented group (10 out of the 13 tunes are band originals) who not only can play their respective instruments, but can all write and sing as well. And have a hell of a lot of fun doing it. You'll have a blast just listening. In fact, if you can sit still while listening to this album, you may want to have your pulse checked pronto." --Mac McDonald, The Monterey Herald