Swamp-blues powerhouse Opelousas showcase an evolution in the interplay between Kerri Simpson’s visceral vocals and powerfully raw guitar, Anthony “Shorty” Shortte’s hypnotic grooves and swamp-soaked percussion, and Alison Ferrier’s menacing electric guitar, keening amplified fiddle and sultry vocal tones.

Listen back to Roots of Rhythm with Helen for a special live performance by Opelousas for Studio 5 Live.

Check out Opelousas performing 'Haircut' for Studio 5 Live here:

Opelousas - 'Haircut' in PBS Studio 5 Live March 13, 2024


PBS thanks the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust for funding assistance to build and fit out Studio 5.