2017 Dance Schedule
June 10, 2017
A native of Lake Charles, Louisiana, Cedryl (pronounced "see-DRELL") Ballou began playing music at the tender age of five, making his professional debut as a drummer with his grandfather, legendary guitar pioneer Classie Ballou, at the age of 11. His future as a front man was inevitable-both Cedryl's father, Cedric Ballou, and step-grandfather, "Rockin' Sidney" Simien, were successful touring musicians, and Cedryl grew up steeped in Creole music and culture.
"Being raised in a family of musicians gave me the chance to learn the ropes," says Ballou, "but also the freedom to try new things. This music is all about people-people change, and the music changes with us."
A young but seasoned zydeco musician and singer, Ballou shifts easily from drums to accordion and vocals, fronting the Zydeco Trendsetters and touring extensively with regional Zydeco artists, including Andre Thierry, Corey Ledet, Rosie Ledet, Step Rideau and Soul Creole.
July 8, 2017
Led by Louisiana native Paul Gregoire, the band plays authentic Cajun, Zydeco, Swamp Pop, and Mardi Gras music.
These talented musicians, based in Nashville, bring infectious energy to the dance floor.
Their high energy style has brought them repeated engagements at a variety of quality venues across the north, south, east, western states drawing crowds of enthusiasts at to Casinos, Conventions, Corporate Events, Weddings, Festivals, Dances, Parties, etc.
The band has been together for 17yrs.
August 5, 2017
For those of us who make regular pilgrimages to Louisiana, this is one band we always try to find. In the juke joints or on trail rides, they consistently bring the audience to the dance floor, and won't let them leave!
Terry Domingue was raised singing traditional and original Zydeco songs in both English and Creole French. Watching the band perform makes you smile!
They bring to the stage a joyful rhythm and a love of music, culture, and dance.