If you're a fan of Cajun music, then south Louisiana-based Lost Bayou Ramblers (with its fiddle, standup bass and French vocabulary) are an easy sell. If you're not of fan of Franco-Americana, the relentless two-step beat or the omnipresent accordion, Lost Bayou Ramblers may still be for you. They were nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Zydeco or Cajun Music category in 2008, but instead of coasting on that success, the band's new record, Mammoth Waltz
, builds on traditional sounds while incorporating new influences — like collaborations with Violent Femmes vocalist Gordon Gano, New Orleans singer-songwriter/pianist Dr. John and actress-turned-chanteuse Scarlett Johansson. The group brings its big sound and even bigger charm to Jack of the Wood on Tuesday, July 3. 9 p.m., $7. http://jackofthewood.com.
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