The fifth annual Salute to Old Tyme Country Music,
performed Jan. 7, 2006 at the Liberty Theater and organized by Terry Huval and members of the Jambalaya Cajun Band, once again
showcased the rich, deep, wide-ranging traditions of country music from
earlier decades. This year's show, which included an intermission, probably
featured more songs than any previous salute. The program featured a number
Here's the program:
Terry Huval and Pope Huval: “He's in the
Jailhouse Now” (Webb Pierce)
Vin Bruce: “Lonesome 7-7203” (Hawkshaw Hawkins),
“Come Sundown” (Bobby Bare)
D.L. Menard: “Let Old Mother Nature Have Her
Way” (Carl Smith)
Helen Boudreaux: “Leave Us Women Alone” (Audrey
Williams), “You Can't Have My Love” (Wanda Jackson)
Hugh Harris: “Roamin' 'Round the Ryman” (Hugh
Terry Huval: “HaIf A Mind” (Ernest Tubb)
Hugh Harris: “Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young” (Faron
Pope Huval: “My Woman, My Woman, My Wife” (Marty
Pope Huval and Al Berard: “Can I Be Dreamin'?” (Rusty
and Doug Kershaw)
Terry Huval: “Bimbo” (Jim Reeves)
Laura Berard Huval: “Sweet Dreams”(Patsy Cline)
Berard Family: “The Pain of Loving You” (Porter
Chris Malpass: "Heartaches by
the Number" (Ray Price)
Terry Huval: The Little Girl in my Hometown
Terry Huval and Karleen Berard: “Times-A-Wastin'”
(Carl Smith and June Carter)
All: “Rollin' in my Sweet Baby's Arms” (Roy
Pope Huval and Don Helms: “Chattanooga Shoe
Shine Boy” (Red Foley)
Vin Bruce: “We Live in Two Different Worlds”
D.L. Menard: "Are You Teasing Me?" (Carl Smith)
Helen Boudreaux: “Release Me” (Kitty Wells)
Helen and Pope: “One-by-One” (Kitty Wells & Red
Pope Huval: "Shackles and Chains” (Marty Robbins)
Hugh Harris: “I Ought to Know” (Hugh Harris)
Hugh and Laura: “Together Again” (Buck
Owens/Emmy Lou Harris)
Pope and Maegan: “I Wish I Knew”(Louvin
Maegan Berard: “Oh, What It Did to Me” (Tanya
Barry Ancelet: “The Grand Tour” (George Jones)
Terry and Tony Huval: “Hey Joe (Hey Moe)” (Carl
Smith/Moe and Joe)
Don Helms: "Tribute to his Fellow Drifting
D.L. and Hugh: “Mansion on the Hill” (Hank
Terry and Maegan: “I Can't Help It” (Hank
Williams and Anita Carter)
Chris Malpass: “Hey, Good Lookin'”(Hank
All: “Will the Circle Be Unbroken”(Carter
The next shows will be performed
January 6, 2007. For ticket information, contact Eunice City Hall,
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Just as he did during the Hank Williams Tribute Dec. 17 at the Liberty,
Chris Malpass got an enthusiastic reception from the crowd. Gina Forsyth
on fiddle teamed with Malpass for a lively rendition of "Hey, Good Lookin'."
Laura Berard Huval and Hugh Harris: "Together Again."
Pope and Maegan: "I Wish I Knew"
Hugh Harris sang two songs that he wrote. As he explained, the songs, which
are included on a CD, are new but sound old, in the tradition of
Vin Bruce: "Lonesome 7-7203"
Barry Ancelet stepped out of his role as emcee and sang George Jones' "The
Reggie Matte added the Cajun accordion to the finale, "Will the Circle Be
Helen and Pope: "One-by-One"
Terry Huval played the opening of "The Little
Girl from My Hometown" on an
family record player and then performed
the rest of the song himself.
Terry Huval and Karleen Berard: "Times-A-Wastin'"
Terry Huval and Maegan Berard: "I Can't Help It"
Terry Huval and his brother Tony sang "Hey Joe (Hey Moe)," recalling their
earlier years together when Jambalaya was a country band.
Don Helms once again made the journey from Nashville to bring the authentic, classic
sound of the steel guitar, the same way he played on stage and in the studio
with Hank Williams Sr. and other country greats. In the second photo, Don is
shown providing the leg-slapping percussion for Pope Huval's rendition of
"Chattanooga Shoe Shine Boy."
Laura Berard Huval: "Sweet Dreams"
Maegan Berard: "Oh, What It Did to Me"
D.L. Menard: "Let Old Mother Nature Have Her Way"
Pope Huval sang several classic Marty Robbins songs.
Chris Malpass and Pope Huval:
Helen Boudreaux: "Leave Us Women Alone"
Al Berard played both guitar and mandoin.
The Berard Family, with Al on mandolin, his wife, Karleen, and
daughters Maegan Berard and Laura Berard Huval, performed
Don Helms, Ross Shellard (behind Don), Al Berard, Terry Huval,
Randy Champagne, Gina Forsyth, Pope Huval, Tony Huval,
Shown from left are Hugh Harris, Ross Shellard (in back
on lead guitar), Don Helms (mostly
obscured), Laura Berard Huval, Karleen Berard, Maegan Berard, Reggie Matte
(Al Berard is behind him but not visible), Terry Huval, Barry Ancelet, Chris
Malpass (with Randy Champagne behind him), Vin Bruce, Pope Huval, Gina
Forsyth (on fiddle), Helen Boudreaux, Tony Huval (in back on drums), Kenneth
David, and D.L. Menard.
All photographs by the
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