Louis Michot is the singer and fiddle player for the Grammy award winning Lost Bayou Ramblers.
He is a modern composer of experimental and traditional music with lyrics in Louisiana French. 2017 proved an extremely important year for Louis with his appearance as narrator on the PBS documentary American Epic, accompanying the Lost Bayou Ramblers’ performance of “Allons à Lafayette,” produced by Jack White, and the release of KALENDA, which won a Grammy for best Regional Roots album.
2018 brings Louis’ newest venture, Nouveau Electric Records, an independent record label based in Arnaudville, Louisiana. Focusing on projects with strong ties to the culture and people of Southern Louisiana, Nouveau Electric seeks to bridge the gap between tradition and evolution by introducing new creative visions to the centuries-old instrumentation and expressive vocabularies of the region. The label will begin by releasing 12 albums of material recorded during Louis’ residency at The Stone, a New York venue focused on avant-garde and experimental music, curated by John Zorn.
With 2 film scores under his belt in the last 2 years, and contributions to the Oscar nominated indie film, Beast of the Southern Wild, composing has become a large part of Louis’ career.