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July 2015

Artist Spotlight: Willis Prudhomme

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Willis Prudhomme was born in 1931 in Kinder, LA, one of twelve children. A farmer, Prudhomme played harmonica while riding his tractor in the fields. Read more

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The Lost Bayou Ramblers showed everyone a great Louisiana time at the XPoNential Music Festival last Friday evening. Read a review of the set by Nick Tate via WXPN's local music blog The Key below, check out the photo gallery and listen back to the audio archive. Read more

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Credit: Buckwheat Zydeco at Freedom Over Texas on July 4th, 2015 | photo by Jon Shapley/Houston Chronicle While performing in Texas on the 4th of July, Buckwheat Zydeco was interviewed by an aspiring journalist named Juliette. He gives a detailed history of his entre into zydeco and shares his favorite things about America and the […] Read More

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Opelousas, LA residents have a new way of exploring the history of their native music. According to Offbeat Magazine, a "Zydeco Music" exhibit has opened in the city's Vieux Village Welcome Center and focuses on the music's historical trajectory. Read more

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Listen to Nathan & The Zydeco Cha-Chas Zydeco Crossroads concert from June 26 at Penns Landing Caterers. Listen here

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Opening with Herman Fuselier's KRVS intro, BBC News' new feature on zydeco digs into the Creole cowboy and trail ride traditions of Southwest Louisiana. Read more

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When Rusty Metoyer made his TK Club debut two years ago, he had just released his first record Take My Hand. He and his Zydeco Krush band will bring their contemporary zydeco music to the Conshohocken venue again this Friday, July 10th. Read more