Austin, Texas music critic Lee Nichols says: “Little Red’s sound is just flat out fun—it’s an exuberant celebration of everything wonderful about American music, with a heavy emphasis on Zydeco and Cajun. He can easily glide from ‘Bon Ton Roulet’ to ‘Zydeco Beach Party’ to rhythm and blues, conjunto, and back again.”
Little Red, on Takoma Park’s Azalea City Recordings label, has appeared with Dr. John, T-Bone Burnett, Brave Combo, Buckwheat Zydeco, Nathan Williams & the Zydeco Cha-Chas, Chubby Carrier, Chubby Checker, Queen Ida, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Lightnin’ Hopkins, and Rosie Ledet. His music’s been sampled by Madlib and Limp Bizkit.
Little Red & the Renegades has been featured at Austin’s South by Southwest and New York’s New Music Seminar. Band members: Little Red (Tom Corradino), accordion, piano, guitar; Carol Arthur, Zydecaribbean steel pans, piano; Jon Danforth, drums; Dave Petersen, bass; Harry Rado, guitar.