Make 'Em Dance: The Hackberry Ramblers' Story

The Hackberry Ramblers have been the life of the party since 1933, with their energetic blend of Cajun music and western swing.

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Independent Lens
Premiere Date
January 13, 2004
60 minutes

John Whitehead


Ben Sandmel

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The Film

Since 1933, The Hackberry Ramblers have played an infectious, toe-tapping blend of Cajun music and Western swing. Part biography, part road movie, this documentary captures the poignant and funny exploits of these "agin' ragin' Cajuns," from a Bayou crawfish boil to MTV to their first appearance at the Grand Ole Opry.