Discipline: Music

Based In: Brooklyn

Website: www.thecatahoulas.com

Catahoula Cajun Band is a New York based group that plays Cajun dance music of Southern Louisiana. While all the band members hail from north of the Mason-Dixon line, their love of rocking two steps, sweet waltzes, and soulful blues of Acadiana inspired them to bring their Northern take on this Southern sound to the parks, streets, and subway platforms of New York. Their aim is to brighten the days of their fellow commuters with these toe- tapping infectious rhythms – and perhaps inspire a pop-up Louisiana dancehall on a street corner or two! Band Members: Julie Winterbottom on accordion, Ann Jacobs ; vocals and guitar, Deborah Monlux; fiddle, and Frank Luschinsky on bass, and Scott Fine; percussion.