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For a little Mardi Gras any time of the year, check out Chicago's Mojo and the Bayou Gypsies.

Complete with bead necklaces and footstomping melodies, Mojo and Co. get audiences moving and in the mood to party.

Combining Mojo's 40-plus years of experience playing the Cajun accordion with the magic of his bandmates on violin, rubboard and rhythm section, the Bayou Gypsies make music straight from the clubs and roadhouses of the Mississippi Bayou. Photos by Steve Harman Photography, used with permission.

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Mojo and the Bayou Gypsies get the party started.

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Getting down with Mr. Mojo.


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