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Lawrence “Black” Ardoin

The son of Creole accordion legend Alphonse “Bois Sec” Ardoin, Lawrence “Dark” Ardoin not merely continued the family’s musical traditions, but he later on offered the torch to his own son Chris, perhaps one of the most acclaimed proponents from the nouvelle zydeco sound. Blessed in Duralde, Louisiana in 1946, …

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Bruce Daigrepont

An admitted kid from the Cajun revival, Daigrepont just began regarding Cajun music seeing that something apart from the music of his grandparents’ era when he heard such young Turks seeing that Michael Doucet and Zachary Richard within the ’70s. Ironically, this vocalist and accordionist created a style relatively even …

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Marc Savoy

Marc Savoy brands himself a “crusader” for Cajun lifestyle and, therefore, is ranked near the top of the revivalists who followed the Balfa Brothers’ example and championed natural Cajun music. Savoy’s commitment towards the music contains building Cajun accordions at his workship in Eunice, LA, in addition to playing the …

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C.J. Chenier

The son lately zydeco music pioneer Clifton Chenier, C.J. Chenier (blessed Clayton Joseph Chenier) continues to be dubbed “the crown prince of zydeco.” Since inheriting command of his father’s group, the Crimson Sizzling hot Louisiana Band, Chenier provides continued to pay for tribute to his father’s audio and to broaden …

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Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas

Nathan Williams may be the leader from the Zydeco Cha Chas. His stylings for the piano accordion possess made him among the most-admired players within the zydeco picture, pursuing in Clifton Chenier’s and Buckwheat Zydeco’s large footsteps. Nathan Williams was the youngest of seven kids and was raised in St. …

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Rosie Ledet

Accordionist, vocalist and songwriter Mary Roszela Bellard, “Rosie” Ledet (pronounced led-dett), grew up on rock and roll & move music. During her teenage years in southwest Louisiana, she paid attention to traditional rock & move r / c in close by Eunice; her favorite organizations included Santana and Z.Z. Best. …

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Robert Jardell

Even though many contemporary Cajun musicians carry the torch of the culture, adapting and reinterpreting the music for modern sensibilities, several have continued to be faithful towards the old songs and customs. Robert Jardell can be one particular keepers from the older ways. A get better at from the acoustic …

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Rockin’ Sidney

Along with his 1985 novelty smash “My Toot Toot,” Rockin’ Sidney scored zydeco’s first true international hit. Created Sidney Semien on Apr 9, 1938 in Lebeau, Louisiana, he started playing harmonica and acoustic guitar professionally during his teenagers, and produced his 1st R&B-styled recordings within the Popularity and Jin imprints …

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Wayne Toups

One among probably the most exciting musicians to emerge from Acadiana is Wayne Toups, that has been dubbed “the Cajun Springsteen.” His electrifying stage existence is underscored from the musicianship he shows within the accordion, carrying out a make of music he phone calls “zydecajun.” As its name suggests, this …

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John Delafose

John Delafose and his music group the Eunice Playboys bridged the distance between zydeco’s origins and its modern sound having a mastery matched by handful of their peers; despite an affinity for early Creole designs, French lyrics and two-step waltz rhythms, they used all the fiery strength demanded by modern-day …

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