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The Hackberry Ramblers (also known as the Riverside Ramblers) is a Hackberry, Louisiana-based, Grammy Award-nominated Cajun music band, and since its heyday in the late 1930s has been one of the most recognized names and influential groups in Cajun music. Formed in 1933, the Hackberry Ramblers' sound has come to be one of the genre's most imitated, and its 1936 song "Jolie Blon" — the group's most covered song — has been considered the informal "Cajun national anthem." Hackberry is a census-designated place located in Cameron Parish, Louisiana. ... The Grammy Awards (originally the Gramophone Awards), presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American... The music of Louisiana, like other cultural aspects of the state, can be divided in to three general regions. ... // Events and trends The 1930s were spent struggling for a solution to the global depression. ... 1933 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...

The group, which continues to tour and perform, is one of the longest-running musical groups in American history, and while its lineup has changed many times since its conception, its founders — fiddler Luderin Darbone and accordionist Edwin Duhon — still lead the band today. While the roots of the band are in its Cajun music repetoire, the Ramblers perform a broad swath of American music, from Western swing to blues and rockabilly, and much of their sound is a blend of them all.

The group has been honored by the Country Music Hall of Fame; many of the founding members' instruments have been enshrined there. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum 2001 - Present The Country Music Hall of Fame is a museum at 222 Fifth Avenue South in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. ...

Current members

  • Luderin Darbone - Fiddle
  • Edwin Duhon - Accordion
  • Glen Croker - Electric guitar
  • Johnny Faulk - Upright bass
  • Ben Sandemel - Drums

Family members of Glen Croker reported him missing to area media following Hurricane Rita. Jump to: navigation, search Hurricane Rita was the seventeenth named tropical storm, ninth hurricane, fifth major hurricane, and second Category 5 hurricane of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season. ...


  • Sandemel, Ben. "Cajun At The Country Music Hall Of Fame". ZydE-Zine. Retrieved Aug. 14, 2005.

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CNN - Hackberry Ramblers: making music since 1933 - November 11, 1997 (403 words)
The Ramblers describe themselves as a Cajun/country/rockabilly band.
"The Hackberry Ramblers were founded in 1933 by Mr.
The other Ramblers range in age from their 60s to their 80s, including the two founding members.
Official Hackberry Ramblers Website (2407 words)
It traces the Ramblers' rollicking seven-decade career from the group's formation in the tiny town of Hackberry, Louisiana, during the depths of the Depression, up through their Grammy nomination for the 1997 album Deep Water (on the Hot Biscuits label), and footage from recent performances on MTV and in Europe.
In other recent news, The Hackberry Ramblers appear on the newly-released CD anthology Thacker Mountain Radio, a live album recorded in the literary confines of Square Books, in Oxford, MS (www.squarebooks.com); such noted authors as Larry Brown and William Gay also appear on the compilation, reading from their work.
The Hackberry Ramblers will perform at The French Quarter Festival in New Orleans on Saturday, April 12 (www.fqfi.org) and at The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (www.nojazzfest.com) on Thursday, April 24.
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