Accordion Dreams: A Journey into Cajun and Creole Music is author Blair Kilpatrick's memoir of her life-changing passion for Louisiana French music - and her unlikely obsession with the accordion.
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Lagniappe (lan-yap): From the Spanish la ñapa, the gift. A term used most widely in Louisiana and Mississippi. Traditionally, a small gift offered by a shopkeeper to a customer. More broadly, a little something extra or an unexpected benefit.

Listen

Listen to audio samples from "Sauce Piquante Live" (2003)

Listen to three new tracks from Sauce Piquante

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Check out the monthly contest in Blair's blog

Give a Gift

A portion of Blair's author royalties will be donated to three nonprofit organizations whose good works are in keeping with the message of Accordion Dreams. If you'd like to offer some "lagniappe" of your own, here they are:

Louisiana Folk Roots

New Orleans Musicians' Village
(A post-Katrina Habitat for Humanity reconstruction project)

The Augusta Heritage Center