Thanks for Shell-A-Brating with us!

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who joined us at Shell-A-Bration for an unforgettable night of celebration and support for our Oyster Shell Recycling Program. Your presence and participation made the event truly special.

Together, we enjoyed the mesmerizing tunes of Louis Michot, savored delicious fresh oysters and cuisine, raised a toast with Abita beer, and engaged in the excitement of door prizes and our silent auction. It was a night filled with joy, camaraderie, and a shared commitment to our coastal environment.

Your generosity and enthusiasm are instrumental in advancing the mission of the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana. Through your support, we continue to build oyster reefs and shoreline habitats, safeguarding our precious coastal regions.

As we reflect on the success of Shell-A-Bration, we celebrate not only a decade of progress but also the collective efforts that have made our Oyster Shell Recycling Program one of the nation’s most impactful initiatives. Together, we’ve contributed over 14 million pounds of shell, enriching our coastal ecosystems and fostering resilience against environmental challenges.

Thank you once again for being part of this remarkable journey. Your support empowers us to continue our vital work in coastal restoration and environmental conservation. Let’s keep the momentum going and look forward to even greater achievements in the future.

Stay tuned for updates on upcoming events and opportunities to further engage with our cause. Together, we can make a lasting difference for our coastal communities and the ecosystems they depend on.

Louis Michot is best known as the fiddle player and lead-singer for the two-time Grammy award winning Lost Bayou Ramblers, but his passion for Louisiana French and local folklore, and sustainability in the fastest disappearing landmass in the world are what fuels his career as a musician. With over 20 LPs under his belt, his music career continues to push the boundaries of the Louisiana French music traditions.

2023 marks the start of Louis Michot touring under his name, as a trio featuring Kirkland and Bryan on drums, bass, synths, and samples. The year started with a four show residency at New Orleans’ iconic music venue The Maple Leaf, and continues with a debut at Festival International de Louisiane, and tours of the Midwest, East coast, and West coast later in the year.

Louis’ solo trajectory started while tracking his original songs in 2022, starting the recordings in his dry-docked house boat named “Sister Ray”, and completing the tracking at Mark Bingham’s Piety Studio, the album being engineered and mixed by Kirkland Middleton. 2021 brought special challenges for Michot, from restarting his live music during the pandemic, to doing hurricane relief work as noted in Rolling Stone (Can This Cajun-Punk Musician Protect His Culture From Climate Change?, September 16, 2021) while raising funds to get solar generators and panels to residents of Terrebonne Parish affected by Hurricane Ida, as written about in New Yorker magazine (The Lost Bayou Ramblers Get Lit, January 3, 2022).

Along with his brother, Andre, Louis was named Louisianian of the Year in 2020, and their band Lost Bayou Ramblers was named Entertainers of the Year by New Orleans’ Big Easy Awards in 2019. 2017 brought the Lost Bayou Ramblers’ first Grammy award for their 8th LP release, Kalenda, and 2019 marked the bands 20th anniversary along with a live album release “Asteur” and a documentary aired internationally on TV5 Monde, “On Va Continuer”. In 2012 Louis’ violin and vocal work was the main feature for score of the Oscar nominated film Beasts of the Southern Wild, and that same year the band’s 6th release, “Mammoth Waltz” was named 2nd most important Louisiana album of the 21st century by and won New Orleans’ Best of the Beat Award.  

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