JOHNNY REBEL SPEAKS!

By Nick Pittman
Originaly printed in GAMBIT Weekly, June 10, 2003

C.J. Trahan says there’s nothing to his story. He just recorded some songs, made some money and went on to other things. Seeing him on the street in Crowley, Louisiana, 65-year-old Trahan doesn’t appear out of the ordinary: short, balding, dressed in jeans and a short-sleeve, button-down shirt. He launched his career in music like many others do: starting as a young Cajun man with a guitar, singing covers of tunes such as Rocket Morgan’s “Tag Along.” After a less-than-successful trip to Nashville, he returned home to Louisiana. Continue reading