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The Best Cajun Bands/Artists 

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Updated June 14, 2019 3.6k votes 1.2k voters 106.2k views 66 items

Cajun music artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good Cajun music bands includes a filter so you can sort by the group’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top Cajun music bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Cajun groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all Cajun music bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest Cajun bands of all time, since the most famous Cajun artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best Cajun music.

You can click on the Cajun band names to see more information about that particular notable Cajun music group. If they're near the top of the best Cajun artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top Cajun bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the Cajun band names themselves.

List is made up of many different artists, including J.J. Cale and Linda Ronstadt. You get to decide which artists make it to the top with your votes. Thumbs down the artists you don't think should be on this list. Not a fan of Papa John Creach or Richie Hayward? Them thumbs them down.

All important, significant and iconic names in Cajun music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new Cajun music bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already 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. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good Cajun bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent Cajun music bands.

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 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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Wayne Toups is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cajun Bands/Artists
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Bernie Alan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cajun Bands/Artists
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Cajun, zydeco, Southern rock, Swamp pop, Country 

Bernie Alan is one of Louisiana's best kept secrets. Best known for his hit single Big Ol' Frog, Bernie Alan has been entertaining for over 18 years. Bernie is a regular at the Coushatta Casino Resort located in Kinder, Louisiana which is also where Bernie lives. He is about to release his third album. Bernie and his band travel all over Louisiana and Texas entertaining with a unique mixture of Cajun, Country, Zydeco,  Southern rock and Swamp pop. They draw large crowds of people wanting to dance to some amazing music. Learn more about Bernie and his band by visiting his website at www.BernieAlan.com 

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Clifton Chenier is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cajun Bands/Artists
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Beausoleil is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cajun Bands/Artists
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Doug Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cajun Bands/Artists
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Geno Delafose is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cajun Bands/Artists
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Jo-El Sonnier is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cajun Bands/Artists
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The Balfa Brothers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cajun Bands/Artists
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Steve Riley and The Mamo... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cajun Bands/Artists
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Nathan Abshire is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cajun Bands/Artists
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D.L. Menard is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cajun Bands/Artists
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Iry LeJeune is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cajun Bands/Artists
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Pine Leaf Boys is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cajun Bands/Artists
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Dewey Balfa is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cajun Bands/Artists
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Belton Richard is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cajun Bands/Artists
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Jimmy C. Newman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cajun Bands/Artists
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Alphonse "Bois Sec&... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cajun Bands/Artists
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The Lost Bayou Ramblers ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cajun Bands/Artists
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Austin Pitre is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cajun Bands/Artists
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Harry Choates is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cajun Bands/Artists
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Dennis McGee is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cajun Bands/Artists
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Lee Benoit is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cajun Bands/Artists
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Aldus Roger is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cajun Bands/Artists
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Red Stick Ramblers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cajun Bands/Artists
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Rosie Ledet is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cajun Bands/Artists