Zachary Richard sounds a bit like Jackson Browne meets Springsteen, except the music is in French. Believe it or not, Richard is American born and raised. However, he does have a long history of Cajun roots. Richard has not hit the main stream stateside, though he seems to be popular in French-Canada and France. So, I thought it would be great to feature some of his songs. They are heartfelt and emotional. Here are some live performance videos (they are 20 or so megs each, but the image size is quite small): Cap Enrage and La Ballade de Jean Batailleur
I have no idea what he is singing about. If you speak French, let me know. Anyway, I think that he really deserves to have his sound heard. Know of other regional greats (from anywhere in the world)? let me know.