Builders Of Cajun Accordions

A while ago, I bought a Hohner diatonic accordion, but my favorites are four instruments hand made by artisans in Cajun Louisiana. The first one I purchased is a "Martin" brand accordion (C) made by Clarence "Junior" Martin of Lafayette, the second (C) is an "Acadian" brand accordion built by Marc Savoy of Eunice. The third (D) is from Larry G. Miller. And the most recent (B-flat) is another one by Junior Martin .  

Other Cajun Country Builders

Reproduced from “You Can Play Cajun Accordion” , by Larry Miller, Mike Miller

Adapted for this site by Jim Meloche (Some of this information is over 25 years old, so please anticipate some problems)

A partial list of most of the-accordion builders in South Louisiana and Texas is included here. Some are full-time professionals, some are part-time sideliners, while others are only hcbbyists. Most will do tuning and repairs when needed.

Roy Bertrand “Mamou” 407 7th Street Mamou, La. 70554 318-468-5520

Moisey Baudoin "Vermillion” 510 E. Putman Erath, La. 70533 318-937-6454

Esperd Broussard “Champion” P.O. Box 116 Lacassine, La. 70650 318-588-4364

Willis Broussard "Happy Time Music" P.O. Box 261 Mermentau, La. 70556 318-824-0178

Leland Colligan "Acadiana" P.O. Box 451 Carencro, La. 70520 318-896-5204

Elton Doucet “Cajun Accordion" Rt. 4 Box 400 Church Point, La. 70525 318-684-6495

Sidney Ducharme “Buck” 817 Fox Run Lafayette, La. 70508 318-237-0822

Anthony Falcon 502 Lagneaux Rd. Duson, La. 70529 318-984-0747

Randy Falcon “Falcon” 227 Norris Rd. Duson, La. 70529 318-981-3431

Harrison Fontenot “Imperial” (Deceased, January 2011)

Blackie Foreman Rt.2 Box 445 Maurice, La. 70555 318-893-7629

Paul Guidry "Creole” 208 Bellhomme Drive Lafayette, La. 70506 318-984-3145

John Clifton Hebert “Crown” Rt. 2, Box 277D Maurice, La. 70555 318-984-3345

Paul A. Hebert “Hebert” 3612 W. Loyola Dr. Kemer La. 70065 504-467-7440

Andrew J. Jagneaux "Cajun Roots" Rt. 3 Box 10B Church Point, La. 70525 318-684-2672

Alvan Leger "Leger” 7912 Lognion Rd. Bell City, La. 70630 318-622-3492 -

Irving Lejeune "Professional" 4024 Ellis St. Lake Charles, La. 70601 318-436-5716

Eddie Lejeune "Lejeune” 104 S. Oak St. Welsh, La. 70591 318-734-4090

Clarence Junior MartinMartin” 2143 W. Willow Street Scott, La. 70583 318-232-4001

Larry G. Miller "Bon Tee Cajun" Rt. 1, Box 396 Iota, La. 70543 318-779-2456

Laten Miller "Cajun Classic" Rt. 14 Box 1856 Lake Charles, La. 70605 318-478-4154

Greg Mouton (continuing the legacy of Lawrence "Shine" Mouton) “Mouton" 23466 Crowley Eunice Hwy Crowley, La. 70526 337-783-2246

Carroll C. Nugent “Nugent” Rt. 2 Box 155A Rayne, La. 70578 318-873-6256

Charlie Ortego “Master” 910 18th St. Lake Charles, La. 70601 318-433-9701

Elton Quibodeaux “Teche” 111 Clair Dr. Kaplan, La. 70548 318-643-2360

Irvin "Dick" Richard "Pointe Noir" Rt. 4, Box 309 Church Point, La. 70525 318-684-5271

Russell Richard “Richard” 206 Parkerson Ave. Rayne, La. 70578 318-334-3471

John H. Roger “Cajun” 2517 Lawrence Dr. Meraux, La. 70075 504-279-7554

Marc Savoy "Acadian” P.O. Box 941 Eunice, La. 70535 318-457-9563

Allen J. Smith “Tiger” 6822 Green Meadow Greenwell Springs, La. 70739 504-261-7123

Ernest Sylvester 1390 Lee Street Opelousas, La. 70570 318-942-2093

Donald Thibodeaux "Bayou” 207 N. Joseph St. Eunice, La. 70535 318-457-8018

Henry Thibodeaux “Cajun Sound” 1905 N. Pruett Baytown, Tx. 77520 713-422-3551

Horace J. Thibodeaux "Diamond" 800 W. Sam Houston South, Suite 112, Houston, Tx. 77042 713-780-2212

Kenneth Thibodeaux "Liberty" 1350 W Vine Eunice, La. 70526 318-457-8616

Ronnie Vasseur “La Prairie” Rt. 2, Box 124X2 Opelousas, La. 70570 318-543-6190

 

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