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Artist Spotlight: Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas

Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas

Nathan Williams began his music career in the 80s as a kind of therapy following a serious illness.  After mastering the accordion, the South Louisiana native and Creole-speaker gathered his family around him and formed the Zydeco Cha Chas – a band that has carried on the Zydeco traditional for three decades now.

In 2013 the Cha Chas released their tenth record A New Road.  The effort brought the band out of a seven-year recording hibernation and re-cemented its place as hardworking leaders in the Zydeco community. As Dan Willging says in his review:

…nothing here will make anyone yearn for any alleged glory days. Instead, Nathan makes it all count here….’Still Alive’ is the disc’s centerfold concept where Nathan silences those critics who say he’s not in game; the prolific tunesmith is just at home writing songs.

Watch the band’s in-store performance at the Louisiana Music Factory below.

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