Sounds Like Home

People often talk about certain smells or sights that remind them of home. For me? It’s a sound. The slow in-and-out of a melancholy waltz, the upbeat pulse of a two-step… accordions have always provided the soundtrack for our home. My uncle Randy Falcon is well known for his hand-crafted accordions, the instrument of choice for musicians like Jamie Bergeron and Wayne Toups.

A few generations before now, Joe Falcon and Cleoma Breaux introduced Cajun music to the masses with their song “Allons à Lafayette.” Cajun music — like rice — is in our blood.

Here in south Louisiana, we’re so blessed to have a music that is uniquely ours. Our heritage is something to be treasured, whether at a Saturday night fais-do-do or at a bigger to-do like Lafayette’s Festivals Acadiens et Créoles. There’s no better place to be on an October afternoon than beneath the live oaks of Girard Park, enjoying the melodies and music of home.


40th Annual Festivals Acadiens et Créoles

Girard Park, Lafayette, La.

October 10-12, 2014

Christine Fulton

Christine Fulton

“One of my favorite memories of the mill is working there in high school. Many of the workers at the mill worked for my grandfather. I had the chance to hear so many stories about what he was like and how they all built the warehouse together. Family’s important to me, and it’s great to be a part of something so close to my heart.”

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