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March 2015

Chris Ardoin goes Back Home for another hit CD

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Chris Ardoin and his heavy-on-the-R&B zydeco have put him at the top of the game for well over a decade. But a local TV appearance a few years ago made Ardoin consider a return to his roots as a third generation Creole recording artist. Read more

Artist Spotlight: zydeco bandleader Lynn August

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Growing up in Lafayette, Louisiana in the 1950s, Lynn August's mother encouraged him to take up music after he began singing songs by Fats Domino, Lloyd Price and Clifton Chenier. Read more

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On the latest episode of the Zydeco Crossroads Radio Hour, host Herman Fuselier pays tribute to the first family of zydeco and Creole music with a look at the Ardoin dynasty. Read more

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SXSW is just around the corner, and if you're making the trip to the Austin, TX festival be sure to check out the immersive Lafayette Live event at the Continental Club on Wednesday, March 18th. Read more.

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It's hard to believe the first episode of the Zydeco Crossroads Radio Hour aired four months ago. Since then we've danced with Curley and Leon, learned about Amede Ardoin's influence on the music and explored how bands like Soul Creole are interpreting the traditions today. Listen back to the inaugural episode below, hosted by Herman Fuselier and featuring songs from Rosie Ledet, Clifton Chenier and more. Read more.

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Watch a video of Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble performing at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia last December for the first Zydeco Crossroads dance party. Read more.

Listen to Zydeco Joe on American Routes

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Nick Spitzer interviews Joe Mouton on this segment of American Routes. The Lousiana native began performing zydeco music in his forties, adopting the moniker Zydeco Joe and using his songs to spread stories of growing up on the land with his family and farm animals. Read more.

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Last Friday night at World Cafe Live, we were treated to a high energy, rousing night of zydeco music from Leon Chavis and Koray Broussard. Check out the photos from the show, shot by Jeremy Zimmerman […] Read More