Video Premiere: The Mallett Brothers Band “Vive l’Acadie!”

February 22, 2018

The latest album from Maine-based country-rock six-piece The Mallett Brothers Band will be released in June. The group nods to French-Canadian culture with Vive L’Acadie which they recorded at Acadia Recording in Portland. Today we premiere the video for the title track, which Luke Mallett explains, was inspired by a trip to Fort Kent, Maine: “We were driving down the road on Main Street. We turned on the radio and it was playing all these French versions of pop-country songs. It felt like we were in a different world. Later that night, an old man in a bar was yelling ‘Vive L’Acadie.’ Turns out, that’s the Acadian battle cry! The Acadians wound up being Cajun, but they’re a French, Canadian and Irish mix of people that ended up in the woods up north. Their influence is all over Maine. Our grandfather came from Salmon River, Nova Scotia. If you go back up there, there’s a whole cemetery full of Malletts.”

The group’s upcoming dates include a Southwest run in March as well as series of gigs with Jon Fishman, starting on March 30 in Mattunuck, RI at The Ocean Mist.