New Riverside Ramblers

Cajun Music

The New Riverside Ramblers Cajun dance band brings high-energy Cajun dance music from the prairies and bayous of south Louisiana up river to the upper end of the Mississippi.

New Riverside Ramblers
Article in Minnesota Bluegrass MagazinE
January-February 2017


Pete Bergeron, KRVS radio, Lafayette, Louisiana

“The NEW RIVERSIDE RAMBLERS is one of the best traditional Cajun music bands outside of Louisiana. Perhaps one of the best traditional Cajun music bands in Cajun music today....If I did not know better, I would think they were from Kaplan and Mamou! ”

The Times of Acadiana, Lafayette, Louisiana

Time's Picks - the best of this week's entertainment - . . . Speaking of incoming bands, who knew the bayous went all the way up to Minnesota. The New Riverside Ramblers hail from St. Paul, but play that Cajun music as if they grew up on the prairie. For the past 15 years they have cultivated their sound with a little help from Dewey Balfa, Steve Riley, Marc and Ann Savoy, DL Menard, Eddie LeJeune, Calvin Carriere, Lionel LeLeux and others. Called the best Cajun band outside of Louisiana . . . ”

Dirty Linen

“. . . The New Riverside Ramblers have plenty of dip, rip, and zip, as evidenced by their delectable debut, Saute La Barrière. Relentless beat heater Paul Loughridge never overplays, but always manages to dish up the right effect to keep the juices boiling. The bassist also keeps the press on, either by supplying the traditional walking variety or just pulsing undercurrent that gives the proceedings its zesty drive. Three selections find Loughridge doing fiddlesticks (a disciplined timing technique) with the expressive fiddler Eric Mohring. On "Creole Stomp/J'etais Au Bal" the accordionist cleverly modulates keys three times for an insatiable thrusting effect that makes Cajun music so great when it's played so right. ”

Tracy Schwarz, Cox's Mill, West Virginia

“The overall band sound is great, with good time. Kudos on the fiddling and on the smooth très effective accordion work - some of the best!”

Gary Hayman, "ZydE-Zine",

“The New Riverside Ramblers entertained for three days at the Heritage Square Stage doing nine shows for the delight of the always packed houses. Their style is highly traditional and Eric Mohring on fiddle and vocals makes you feel as if you were in an old time Cajun dance hall - slightly back in the bayou. ”

Marc Savoy, Eunice, Louisiana

“I'd gladly hitch-hike to Minneapolis to play with them.”

Al Berard, Cecelia, Louisiana

“I just listened to Jump the Fence...you guys sound great on there!! I gotta tell ya......the Reprise of Saute just knocked me out......totally AWESOME!!!!” -