Les Bassettes met through the vibrant music and dance scene of Lafayette, LA and play traditional Cajun music from Southwest Louisiana. Drawn together by their appreciation for the older musical styles, songs and language of Acadiana, Les Bassettes are versatile musicians who delight in all facets of the Cajun tradition, from unaccompanied ballads to Cajun swing and country songs, back-porch fiddle tunes and traditional dancehall standards. With three female vocalists on guitar, accordion and double fiddles, their music is unique and varied while still being deeply rooted in the Cajun music tradition.
After recording their debut CD in April 2011, Les Bassettes moved swiftly onto the Southwest Louisiana music scene. In June 2011, they were voted Artist of the Month by Valcour Records and in 2012, they were booked for the two biggest festivals in Acadiana: Festival International de Lafayette and Festivals Acadiens et Créoles. The name “Les Bassettes” (pronounced lay bah-set) is a Cajun French term for petite females. It is not only a description of the band members, but is also a reminder of the richness and uniqueness of the Cajun language, which is a vital part of both the music and culture of Southwest Louisiana.