Since the mid '70s, Doucet
has been one of the dominant figures of the Cajun music revival, respected for his scholarship and admired for his showmanship. On the one hand Doucet
dredges up ancient Cajun tunes with medieval French roots, and on the other plays flamboyant fiddle with Beausoleil
. Aside from Beausoleil
, singer and fiddler Doucet
has performed and recorded with the more purely traditional Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band
. He is as passionate about Cajun tradition as he is eager to drop-kick it into the 21st century, and for that reason Doucet
has earned the applause of both purists and plebians who just wanna boogie.