Johnette Downing has gone cajun. For her 11th children’s music CD, Swamp Romp (coming next February), Johnette spent five years in writing the material for the CD, the first recorded with her husband/producer Scott Billington, in New Orleans.
And if you’re going down the bayou, you might as well bring along a bunch of top-notch supporting players. Guest artists on Swamp Romp include Irma Thomas, Roddie Romero, Joel Savoy, James Singleton, Doug Belote, Lee Allen Zeno, Matt Perrine, Wilson Savoy, Jake Eckert, C.R. Gruver, “Washboard Chaz” Leary, players in the Dirty Dozen Brass Band (Roger Lewis, Kevin Harris and Kirk Joseph), the Dukes of Dixieland (Kevin Clark, Craig Klein and Tim Laughlin), the McCrary Sisters, and some of the ReBirth Brass Band (Keith Frazier and Derrick Tabb).
The first video from Swamp Romp comes with animation from the picture book of the same name, How to Dress a Po’ Boy: