Chris Ardoin & Double Clutchin': Chris Ardoin (vocals, guitar, accordion, bass, washboard); Nat Fontenot (guitar); Curley Chapman (bass, washboard, background vocals); Dexter Ardoin (drums); Charles Elam III (background vocals).
Recorded at Ultrasonic Studios, New Orleans, Louisiana in January 2000.
Chris Ardoin & Double Clutchin' gained the reputation as being one of the most exciting live zydeco bands around. They also posses the ability to transfer their energetic live shows onto their studio recordings and Best Kept Secret is no exception. Switching between accordion and guitar duties, Ardoin leads Double Clutchin' through a mix of modern influences with traditional Louisiana Cajun music. Highlights include the zydeco cover versions of the Temptations "Papa Was a Rollin Stone" and Sheryl Crow's "If It Makes You Happy." ~ Al Campbell