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Performing at backwoods dances in the ’30s, the Hackberry Ramblers rigged the sound system—a crystal mike, an amp, and a speaker—to an idling Model-A Ford. The ensemble recorded more than 100 songs for RCA’s Bluebird label, but its raucous, plugged-in shows made it one of the most popular Cajun bands in Louisiana and East Texas. Still led by co-founders Luderin Darbone and Edwin Duhon, the Ramblers appear at the Sixth Annual Louisiana Swamp Romp, also featuring Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet, Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas, and the Subdudes at 2 p.m. at Wolf Trap’s Filene Center, 1624 Trap Rd., Vienna. $18. (703) 255-1860. (Eddie Dean)