The Best Cajun Bands/Artists

Over 1.4K Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of The Best Cajun Bands/Artists
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Cajun bands and artists only.

This list of the top Cajun music bands in the world includes the very best singers and instrumentalists across the soulful Louisiana-based genre, with the order decided by fans worldwide. From the names J.J. Cale and Linda Ronstadt to Papa John Creach and Richie Hayward, this compilation of artists features every famous and talented Cajun musical act over the years. 

The list includes both old school and newer Cajun musicians, and it serves as an accurate compilation of the best examples of Cajun music, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into Cajun music.

This list answers the questions "who are the best Cajun music bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest Cajun musician ever?" If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music (albums and songs) instead of just voting for the most popular Cajun bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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