Trombone Shorty and Little Big Town Team Up for A Good Cause
Sometimes the unlikeliest of pairings can result in something truly unique and beautiful, as is the case with Trombone Shorty’s recent collaboration with country superstars Little Big Town covering the Hank Williams’ classic “Jambalaya (On The Bayou).”
Brought together for a good cause, this is the first studio effort by the disparate acts who originally recorded the tune in June for the CBS TV special United We Sing: A Grammy Salute to the Unsung Heroes hosted by Harry Connick Jr. Proceeds from the single will benefit The Roots of Music, an organization that empowers New Orleans’ youth through music education, academic support, and mentorship.
New Orleans’ ambassador of brassy funk Trombone Shorty (a.k.a Troy Andrews) and Alabama natives Little Big Town have crossed paths several times before, collaborating at the 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards, for a performance of “Stay All Night” and again at the 2019 CMT Awards with Thomas Rhett for “Don’t Threaten Me With a Good Time.”
For the 1952 Cajun anthem “Jambalaya (On The Bayou),” Shorty and ABT cook up a delicious gumbo of horns, four-part harmonies, zydeco, and jazzy percussion. “Brought some Louisiana bayou vibe to Nashville,” wrote Shorty on Instagram about the song.
Stream the Trombone Shorty’s and Little Big Town’s take on “Jambalaya (On The Bayou)” below.