CCRBagIt might be the Acadian-style home in the background, the moss hanging from a cypress tree or the accordion — no matter what gives it away, it’s easy to see that this boy is in Cajun Country. But what’s the story behind the Cajun Country Rice logo?

Randy Falcon and his wife Connie, along with his sister Mona Trahan and her husband Charles, were the second-generation owners of Falcon Rice Mill, which further developed the Cajun Country Rice brand.

When pondering a potential logo, Randy reached out to his friend Floyd Sonnier, a popular Cajun artist.

When they met about the design, Floyd showed Randy a sketch of a boy playing a fiddle. Randy loved it, but asked if Floyd would mind making one minor tweak — swapping the fiddle for an accordion.

A photograph of Joe Falcon and Cléoma Breaux, the first couple to record Cajun music, is tacked to the wall at Randy Falcon's accordion shop in Judice, La. Randy is Joe's second cousin. Photo Credit:  Leslie Westbrook, The Daily Advertiser

A photograph of Joe Falcon and Cléoma Breaux, the first couple to record Cajun music, is tacked to the wall at Randy Falcon’s accordion shop in Judice, La. Randy is Joe’s second cousin. Photo Credit: Leslie Westbrook, The Daily Advertiser

Cajun music has been in the Falcon family for generations. Joe Falcon and Cléoma Breaux made the first recordings of Cajun music. Like his second cousin Joe, Randy also inherited the musical gene and has been playing the accordion since he was a young boy.

Floyd made the change, and the Cajun Country Rice logo was born, capturing the true spirit of Cajun Country and the Falcon family.

Randy Falcon now builds and sells accordions, and believes there’s nothing that goes together better than Cajun music, Cajun food and good company.

For more of Floyd Sonnier’s work, click here.

 

Cajun Country Rice

Cajun Country Rice

The Cajun Country brand has earned a solid reputation with cooks who want the best from their gumbo, jambalaya, etouffee, and other popular Cajun dishes. Whether it’s firm long grain, tender medium grain, healthy whole grain brown, or the slightly distinctive aroma of our popcorn rice or Jasmine rice, Cajun Country has been the leading brand of rice in Louisiana for those that demand quality products when cooking delicious meals.

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