BAYOU SECO offers a BOUQUET for any season. This, their 30th year as a band, is a major milestone. Ken Keppeler and Jeanie McLerie - the core of the band - continue to chase down old treasures on the tune trail, while putting together a few new ones as well. Playing as a duo, or joined by long time band members, this group continues to rock, waltz and chotis into the second decade of 2000. Dedicated tune savers, Ken and Jeanie have long standing friendships with all the musician friends they have learned from over the years.
Adventures on the Tunetravelling Highway
With chugging accordeons and wailing, sailing fiddles, Ken Keppeler and Jeanie McLerie present a vibrant collection of vintage and modern tunes and songs in French, Spanish and English, as learned from old master musicians and friends in the Southwest, USA.
They are joined on some tracks by long time loyal Bayou Seco members Paul and Benny Rangell, Emily Abbink, Scott Mathis and Linda Askew, Michael Combs, and Terry Bluhm.
UBIK SOUND RECORDING 1991 - LIVE AT THE OUTPOST PERFORMANCE SPACE 1993
A rare collection of songs, waltzes, polkas, chotis’ and wedding dances indigenous to New Mexico from the last three hundred years. ANTONIA APODACA (vocals, accordion & guitar), was born and still resides in Rociada, NM; and has been performing this music for most of her 88 years. She is beautifully backed by Bayou Seco.
We play five tunes with Gilles on this wonderful CD. He is a fantastic fiddler and violinist. He also plays with lots of other friends of Apap on this CD. Click on the CD cover to read more about the tunes and the players.
Gilles says: "All the people involved in this CD are and have been close to me for the past twenty years. They have been a source of inspiration and also have been the greatest friends somebody could have. I just wanted to pay tribute to them and thank them from the bottom of my heart."
A mixture of a live show at Daniel Steinberg's house, with Paul Rangell and some with Jeanie and Ken recorded at home on Fiddle Hill.
(Notes in French at end of English notes - Les notes en Français apres les notes en Anglais)
This is a CD of social dance tunes from the Tohono O'Odham people of southern Arizon. We learned them from Elliott Johnson of the Gu Achi Fiddlers. He lived in Cababi, Arizona.
Price: $17.50 Post paid
MUSIC IN THE AIR - HIGH DESERT DREAMS AND DANCES - ZERX 058
what is a duet but ham & eggs -- what is ham
& eggs but milk like honey --honey like song -
song in heaven the sky and a duet like two peas in a
pod because they do-it so well. Mark Weber
Ramona Ortiz, wife of Cleofes Ortiz, the fine New Mexico fiddler from Bernal, used to say to us, “I never think I come to such a Bewilderness.’ Ken and Jeanie are happy to be in such a place.
The Bayou Seco band is lead by Ken Keppeler and Jeanie McLerie. Twenty-five members of the family play on this disc along with Ken and Jeanie, who have kept the band going for 20 years, and who now live in Silver City, NM.
Following In The Tuneprints - Buvette 2003
Following In The Tuneprints
“OLD MUSIC IN THE NEW WEST” DESERT STOMPS, CAJUN ROMPS AND SONGS FOR MODERN COWGIRLS AND VAQUEROS.
Ken Keppeler and Jeanie McLerie are joined by special guests Antonia Apodaca, the Frannie Leopold, and Paul Rangell and the Bayou Seco Band.
Price: $17.50 Post Paid
Ken Keppeler, Jeanie McLerie & Friends
A COLLECTION OF FOLK SONGS from the Southwest and the USA about
CACTUS, ANIMALS, RECYCLING AND OTHER FUN STUFF
in English, Spanish, and French.
HOME ON THE GREAT DIVIDE - ZERX 036
Songs and tunes from the west, from cowboys, Native Americans, Hispanics, Mexicans, Cajuns and a little Appalachian. The Bayou Seco Trio: Ken Keppeler, Jeanie McLerie, and Mark Mueller, use fine musicianship to give you a tour of our homeland.
LITTLE PLEASURES OF LIFE - ZERX 027
Although this is out of print, we can make a copy for you if you want one. Thanks. We still play quite often with Scott and Linda - They are
ORQUESTA CLEOFONICA - UBIK 1986
On this CD, Cleofes Ortiz is joined my Ken and Jeanie and several other friends. The tunes are longer so that they are more useful for dances and instructions are included for some of the New Mexican Spanish Colonial dances.
THE CORN IS FROM A LITHOGRAPH BY PAUL RANGELL - EL PROVEEDOR DE LA VIDA
CLEOFES ORTIZ AND FRIENDS
VIOLINISTA DE NUEVO MEXICO - CLEOFES ORTIZ - UBIK 14
Cleofes Ortiz with Augustine Chavez and Jeanie McLerie on guitar.
The dance music of northern New Mexico and southern Colorado dates back to Spanish Colonial times of the 17th century. The music and dances have survived in the isolated mountain towns of northern New Mexico.
VIOLINISTA DE NUEVO MEXICO
Violinista de Nuevo Mexico
THE HARMONY SISTERS - THE EARLY YEARS - HS 2000
Jeanie McLerie, Alice Gerard and Irene Herrmann are the Harmony Sisters. They have all spent much of their lives playing traditional American styles of music. They have also devoted themselves to learning the music directly from traditional musicians. This is a truely fine collection of American music, from people who personally know the roots of it.
MUSIC FROM THE OLD TIMEY HOTEL - THE DELTA SISTERS - UBIK 24
Jeanie McLerie and Frannie Leopold are the Delta Sisters. Beautiful but cutting harmonies of traditional and country tunes and a couple of originals, they are joined by some of the best folk musicians in California.
This is an updated version of the original LP from the late 70's. There are some new tracks. The Delta Sisters still get together to play for fun and gigs.
The Delta Sisters
Music From the Old Timey Hotel