Bayou Seco by Glenda Price
May 2009 – New Mexico Stockman – pp.14,16,17.
Music always has been a vital part of human existence. In the American Southwest, especially Arizona, New Mexico and Texas – people came from many places, and brought their music with them.
Families passed their music down through the generations. Cowboys wrote about their work and beliefs as did Spanish villagers. The rich musical heritage gave life on isolated ranches and in small villages a special dimension.
DIRTY LINEN REVIEW
Review by Dan Willging from the June/July Issue of Dirty Linen Magazine Bayou Seco
20 Years Happy in The Bewilderness
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Bayou Seco Trio
Home on the Great Divide
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Twenty years is a long time for anything but in the case of New Mexico’s Bayou Seco, it seems bewildering that two decades have indeed flown by. Led by the husband-and-wife team of Ken Keppeler and Jeanie McLerie, the Cajun-Centric/New Mexican music group has traveled down many a dirt road to
BAYOU SECO’S ROLLING POSTCARDS – These are articles Ken and Jeanie have written about their musical trips abroud. Most have been published in the Desert Exposure in SW New Mexico, a wonderful local paper.
SANTA FE REPORTER – Steve Terrell
“The common element of their music is the sheer happiness each song projects.”
ARIZONA DAILY STAR – Gene Armstrong: “BAYOU SECO emphasizes the rich cross cultural nature of music in general – a little from here, a touch from there… Divergent musical styles, so well cross-pollinated, they have become hybrids.”