Callaghan’s is featuring two bands that helped the Azalea City maintain its festive attitude during Mardi Gras 2014. The Pine Hill Haints has spent many years spreading their enigmatic “Alabama ghost music.” This homespun sound mixes and mingles elements of old school country, bluegrass and honky-tonk. Their pure and honest sound tends to fall sweetly on the ears of their audience.

Hailing from the heart of Acadiana, Grammy Award-nominated Lost Bayou Ramblers has combined elements of rock with traditional zydeco. With lyrics sung in French, this band effortlessly rolls through Cajun ballads and spicy two-steps with a fiery delivery.

Lost Bayou Ramblers have been touring steadily off their 2012 release “Mammoth Waltz,” which featured guest spots from Dr. John, Gordon Gano (Violent Femmes) and Scarlett Johansson. Currently, the band has been catching opening spots with Arcade Fire and composing the follow-up to “Mammoth Waltz.” Hopefully, Lost Bayou Ramblers will break out some new material for the OGD.


Lost Bayou Ramblers, Pine Hill Haints
Date: Friday, May 23, at 7 p.m.
Venue: Callaghan’s Irish Social Club, 916 Charleston St., www.callaghansirishsocialclub.com
Tickets: $10 at the door