Tuesday, August 13, 2013

2013 Winner for best Zydeco Band Name... so far

It's interesting researching the new bands coming out of Louisiana and Texas as well as the creative ways they name their bands.  I just ran across the best name so far for 2013...
Here are a few runners up.... 

Jay-B and the Zydeco Posse
Jabo & the Southside Playboys
JJ and the Zydeco DogPound
Lil Rob  & the Zydeco Studs
Weasel & da Zydecoclan

The winner so far in 2013 is...

"Tank and the Zydeco Codebreakers".

Tank's band sounded very good which goes to show you just how much talent runs along the i10 corridor all the way from Lafayette Louisiana to Houston Texas.

Click on the link below to check out Tank's video clip from the French Quarter Festival in New Orleans back in April of 2013.To see a list of all the Zydeco bands click on the following Link

Monday, August 12, 2013

The Search for the Father of Cajun and Zydeco music

Amede Ardoin is considered the father of today's Cajun and Zydeco music and back in the 40's he had a tragic end to his life.  There has been an ongoing search for where he was buried and from this new article it appears the search will continue!


Sunday, August 11, 2013

Keepin Zydeco Alive Yall

Thanks to the endless hours of road trips the younger generation is keeping Zydeco alive and taking the time to travel to festivals away from Louisiana and Texas to spread their talents.  The video clip below is to the recent Long Beach Crawfish Festival which just happened the first week in August, 2013.

The video clip is Ruben Moreno and his band pumping out one of Brian Jacks famous tunes from a few years back.  Ironically there are a few less dancers at some of the California festivals compared to 10 years ago but we actually have more festivals.  We only had three main Southern California festivals in the past but the Long Beach Crawfish festival each year has been bringing out more and more high talented Zydeco bands from Louisiana and Texas.  The exposure of Zydeco has seemed to have grown over the years.

Check out the drummer Steven... this guy is an incredible drummer... a step above many Zydeco drummers.

Ruben's web site: