When Gallo Films informed me they were doing a movie about my life and career, I was blown away. When that movie, "The Magic Behind the MOJO", won so many awards, I was blown away!
When the movie won "Best Original Score"... for my original music... I was blown away. MOJO & The Bayou Gypsies have created something unique and wonderful over the last 36 years.
Here's a legal description: MOJO Music "contains many traditional elements from early rural Cajun music best exemplified by Dennis McGee from the 1920's and 1930's. To these traditional elements, have been added others such as country fiddle and blues. I consider the songs and the style unique in the same way that I consider the style of The Black Keys unique, even though they have borrowed heavily from early rock and blues traditional elements. It is the combination of elements that make both of these groups unique."
Sandy Wilbur, President
Musiodata, New York
Sandy Wilbur is America's top forensic musicologist, expert and consultant on unique music and licensing.
No, we're not stars. We're just fierce independents who have survived and prospered by doing what we love in the entertainment industry since 1985. Hats off to all the main members of MOJO & The Bayou Gypsies, from 1985 to today! I am NOTHING WITHOUT YOU! Love you all!
Original Members: My daughters, Fiddlin Marcy (Fiddle), and T' Peche, (Rubboard); Zydeco T Carrier (rubboard and vocals), "Eddie K" Kaiser (Bass); Kevin "The Drummer" Krall (Drums); Hollywood Mike Houtz (Guitar).
Second generation members: Tee John Moser (Drums, since 1996), Brian Burke (Bass, since 2001 ), Greg Hirte (Fiddle, since 2002).
Bayou Gypsies who still return:
Legendary bluesman, Harlan Lee Terson (Bass, 1998-2001);
Legendary drummer and percussionist, Rich "Tex" Stitzel (since the 1990s);
Posthumous love and recognition: Rich "Little Cousin Ricky" Halajian (Fiddle, 2000-2002).