Alexis and the Samurai Move Into View

The way into Alexis and the Samurai’s new Move Into View is not a song they wrote, nor is it “Parlez-Nous à Boire.” That Cajun song led to the Cajun indie rock band Sweet Crude that they're a part of, but more central to who Alexis and the Samurai are is their cover of “Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter.” The song didn’t end up in their set or on the album because they had deep insights into it, or because it

Jazz Fest Preview: Alexis & the Samurai and Part-Time Samurais

New Orleans-native Alexis Marceaux, whose name you may recognize from her stint on NBC’s The Voice, hit her stride with her sophomore album, Orange Moon. It’s a title that conveys both tone and timbre, and the roughly 25-minute record is carried by the gravitational pull of Marceaux's clear, arresting alto.

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