Writer, musician, and folkorist Ben Sandmel writes about the vibrant evolution of Zydeco music. Read more here.
The 54th annual Philadelphia Folk Festival begins this Thursday, August 13th with a weekend full of national and local acts. On Sunday August 16th, WXPN and Zydeco Crossroads will present Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band at the Schwenksville, PA event. Discounted tickets for Sunday can be purchased by entering the code “allonsdanser” at check-out on the festival website. Read more
We’ve captured some pretty incredible videos during the last year of Zydeco Crossroads, from Rockin’ Dopsie Jr at El Sido’s to Creole United’s “Happy,” and now you can watch a selection of our favorites over on VuHaus. The new collaborative public radio video website has a great collection of live performances, including a few clips from the recent XPoNential Music Festival. Check out the original “Happy” video below and watch the VuHaus videos here. Read more
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…