At right, Tony Balfa plays guitar during a 2013 reunion of Atlanta Cajun music group The Metro Playboys at the Festivals Acadiens et Créoles in Lafayette, La. Also pictured are Mick Kinney, fiddle, left, and Coz Fontenot, accordion, center. (Courtesy CajunZydecoPhotos)
A teenage Tony, center, watches the Balfa Brothers perform at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival sometime in the early 1970s. From left: Will Balfa, Dewey Balfa, Tony, “Unc” Allie Young and Rodney Balfa. (Tony Balfa)

Cajun Ambassador

Part two In the years following acclaimed performances at the 1964 and 1965 Newport Folk Festivals, Dewey Balfa, with brothers Rodney ...

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