Baja Louisiana

 

 

 

 

People have been asking me, “What is ‘Baja Louisiana,’ and why did you choose that as the name for your new album?”  The answer is twofold, actually. 

The first reason:  I grew up in a place called Port Acres, which is part of Port Arthur, Texas.  Port Arthur is in the heart of Southeast Texas, in the Texas Gulf Coast area, not far from the Louisiana border.  Southeast Texas features a heavy dose of Cajun people, which is part of my heritage.  In fact, some studies have shown that this area of Texas has more Cajuns per capita than the Acadiana region of South Louisiana, home of many of my Cajun relatives.  

In my time I’ve heard Southeast Texas referred to by several nicknames, all giving a nod to our Cajun heritage that spilled over from Louisiana.  One of them was “Baja Louisiana,” probably a comparison to “Baja California,” an area of Mexico that some feel is an extension of California.

The second reason:  When Spain controlled Louisiana in the latter 1700’s, Spanish colonial officials divided “Luisiana,” as they spelled it, into two regions: Upper Louisiana or “Alta Luisiana,” and Lower Lousiana or “Baja Luisiana,” the Southern area that contained what is now the Acadiana region, home of my Cajun forebearers. 

So I wanted to name my album “Baja Louisiana” as a tribute to my area and my culture.

Here is a link to all of the songs from the album.

Douglas Greer – Baja Louisiana – 01 – Back In My Skin Again

Douglas Greer – Baja Louisiana – 02 – Take My Name Off Your Facebook Page

Douglas Greer – Baja Louisiana – 03 – Out Of My Mind

Douglas Greer – Baja Louisiana – 04 – Witches 

Douglas Greer – Baja Louisiana – 05 – Port Acres

Douglas Greer – Baja Louisiana – 06 – Miss Right Now

Douglas Greer – Baja Louisiana – 07 – Call Me On It

Douglas Greer – Baja Louisiana – 08 – Saving Grace

Douglas Greer – Baja Louisiana – 09 – Christmas in the Travis County Jail

Douglas Greer – Baja Louisiana – 10 – Lets Sit Down

Douglas Greer – Baja Louisiana – 11 – Dead Unicorns