2017 Dance Schedule
This powerhouse band from the Piedmont area of the Carolinas and Georgia delivers a zydeco groove guaranteed to let the good times roll.
Playing at festivals, dances, and clubs for their fans everywhere, Zydeco Ya Ya has emerged as the area’s hottest new zydeco band, performing everything from traditional zydeco to swamp pop, second line, and Cajun swing.
Zydeco Ya Ya’s red-hot rhythms excite listeners and dancers alike with their hard-driving two-steps and waltzes that are guaranteed to fire up your feet, with the accordion and rubboard pumping non-stop energy onto the dance floor. It's always a zydeco party with Zydeco Ya Ya in the house.
February 4, 2017
Thirteen years on the road has honed Creole Stomp into a well-oiled machine: hard driving, fast, and smooth.
Creole Stomp shows have become legendary and those who have seen them know the emotion and passion that literally jumps from the band. In fact, over the years the band has become informally known as “The Grateful Dead of Creole Music.” A favorite on the Cajun-Zydeco dance circuit, the band has also become a celebrated fixture at venues around the United States ranging from park concerts and theaters to folk and blues festivals.
Creole Stomp is filled with over achieving PhD’s and Master’s Degrees, incidentally making it one of the most educated bands in traditional music. But no worries, Creole Stomp is a band that knows how to throw a Louisiana party.
March 4, 2017
Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys features the accordion mastery and soulful vocals of front man Jeffery Broussard, from the legendary band, Zydeco Force. The band delivers great, pack-the-floor renditions of Creole classics as well as their own brand of contemporary Zydeco.
Early Creole music, as played by legends Canray Fontenot on fiddle and Jeffery’s father, accordion player Delton Broussard, is experiencing a well-deserved resurgence of interest in Louisiana today.
Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys are taking the next generation’s perspective of this music and presenting it with contemporary flair and expertise. They create incredible music and outstanding performances while cultivating and inspiring new generations of Creole zydeco fans.
April 1, 2017
Feufollet is Americana at its finest— reverential but wholly nonconformists.
The young and vibrant Southwest Louisiana band takes Cajun, honky-tonk, and string-band music as their starting point, and keeps an open mind about where their song craft will lead them.
On Two Universes, their first studio album in over five years, Feufollet proves their Cajun roots don’t define them as much as propel them forward; whispers of the swamp and its time-honored waltzes trigger a modern and broad musical imagination, one that finds equal expression in blues, old-time, country ballads, rock’n’roll, whatever, all for the sake of the song.
June 2017 (tentative)
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.