Menu

On Austin Pitre

Though I never personally met Austin I had heard him play at the Evangeline Club in Eunice. Marc and I stopped in one Sunday afternoon and entered a pitch black room, freezing cold due to the air conditioning. The music was rocking and the dance floor was packed. As usual Austin had a great band-Allen Ardoin on fiddle, Cabris Meunier on steel, Jesse Ray Fontenot on guitar, T-Black Aucoin on drums, and Austin on accordion. Austin is credited with teaching Dewey Balfa how to play Cajun fiddle double string style when a young Dewey came to play in his band.

– Ann Savoy

00:00
00:00
  • Dorthy Pitre on Austin Pitre 00:00
Interviewee: Dorthy Pitre
Interviewer: Ann Savoy
Date: –
Language: English
00:00
00:00
  • Harry LaFleur & Marc Savoy on Austin Pitre 00:00
Interviewee: Harry LaFleur & Marc Savoy
Interviewer: Ann Savoy
Date: September 10, 1985
Language: English

These are interviews originally recorded for research purposes. It is presented here in its raw state, unedited except to remove some irrelevant sections and blank spaces. All rights to the interview are reserved by the Arhoolie Foundation. Please do not use anything from this website without permission. info@arhoolie.org

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER

Stay in the loop on our latest news, events, and website additions.