Bands/Musicians The Best Cajun Bands/Artists  

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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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Bernie Alan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cajun Bands/Artists
Nurface1972 added Bernie Alan Cajun, Country, Zydeco - 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 ...

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Wayne Toups is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cajun Bands/Artists
Wayne Toups Americana, Folk music, Cajun music

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Clifton Chenier is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cajun Bands/Artists
Clifton Chenier Creole music, Cajun music, Swamp blues

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Geno Delafose is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cajun Bands/Artists
Geno Delafose Zydeco

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Beausoleil is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cajun Bands/Artists
Beausoleil Cajun music, Zydeco

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Steve Riley and The Mamou Play... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cajun Bands/Artists

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The Balfa Brothers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cajun Bands/Artists
The Balfa Brothers Cajun music

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Nathan Abshire is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cajun Bands/Artists
Nathan Abshire Cajun music, Swamp blues, Louisiana blues

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Jo-El Sonnier is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cajun Bands/Artists
Jo-El Sonnier Cajun music, Country

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Doug Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cajun Bands/Artists
Doug Kershaw Folk music, Cajun music, Country

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D.L. Menard is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cajun Bands/Artists
D.L. Menard Cajun music

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Iry LeJeune is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cajun Bands/Artists
Iry LeJeune Cajun music

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Pine Leaf Boys is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cajun Bands/Artists
Pine Leaf Boys Cajun music

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Dewey Balfa is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cajun Bands/Artists
Dewey Balfa Folk music, Cajun music

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Belton Richard is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cajun Bands/Artists

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Alphonse

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Austin Pitre is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cajun Bands/Artists
Austin Pitre Cajun music

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Dennis McGee is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cajun Bands/Artists
Dennis McGee Cajun music

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Harry Choates is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cajun Bands/Artists
Harry Choates Cajun music

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Jimmy C. Newman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cajun Bands/Artists
Jimmy C. Newman Cajun music, Country

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Aldus Roger is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cajun Bands/Artists
Aldus Roger Cajun music

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Lawrence Walker is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cajun Bands/Artists
Lawrence Walker Cajun music

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Hadley J. Castille is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cajun Bands/Artists

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Rosie Ledet is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cajun Bands/Artists
Rosie Ledet Cajun music, Zydeco

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Red Stick Ramblers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cajun Bands/Artists
Red Stick Ramblers Cajun music

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Marc Savoy is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cajun Bands/Artists
Marc Savoy Cajun music

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Canray Fontenot is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cajun Bands/Artists
Canray Fontenot Creole music, Cajun music, Zydeco

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Christine Balfa is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cajun Bands/Artists
Christine Balfa Cajun music

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Camey Doucet is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cajun Bands/Artists
Camey Doucet Cajun music

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Michael Doucet is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cajun Bands/Artists
Michael Doucet Cajun music, Zydeco

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The Lost Bayou Ramblers is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cajun Bands/Artists

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Rufus Thibodeaux is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cajun Bands/Artists
Rufus Thibodeaux Cajun music

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Octa Clark is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cajun Bands/Artists
Octa Clark Cajun music

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Joel Savoy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cajun Bands/Artists
Joel Savoy Folk music, Cajun music

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Lee Benoit is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cajun Bands/Artists
Lee Benoit Cajun music

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Fred Charlie & The Acadiana Ca... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cajun Bands/Artists

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Ann Savoy is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cajun Bands/Artists
Ann Savoy Adult contemporary music, Folk music, Cajun music

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Roddie Romero and The Rockin' ... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cajun Bands/Artists

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Breaux Frères is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cajun Bands/Artists
Breaux Frères Cajun music

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Norman Fait Des Vidéo is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cajun Bands/Artists
Cillian Gaming added Norman Fait Des Vidéo

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Wilson Savoy is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cajun Bands/Artists
Wilson Savoy Folk music, Cajun music

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Cedric Watson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cajun Bands/Artists
Cedric Watson Creole music, Cajun music

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Sady Courville is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cajun Bands/Artists
Sady Courville Cajun music

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Waylon Thibodeaux is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cajun Bands/Artists
GeorgeJohnston added Waylon Thibodeaux

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The Sundown Playboys is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cajun Bands/Artists
The Sundown Playboys Cajun music

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Tony Thibodeaux is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cajun Bands/Artists
Tony Thibodeaux Cajun music

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Fred Charlie & the Acadian... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cajun Bands/Artists

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L'Angélus is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cajun Bands/Artists
L'Angélus Swamp pop, Cajun music, Rhythm and blues

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norman fait des videos is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cajun Bands/Artists
Cillian Gaming added norman fait des videos

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Clarence
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown Rock music, Swing music, Folk music