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Beau Jocque

Beau Jocque: The Funkiest Band in the Land


When I first heard Beau Jocque in 1992 at the Quarterback Lounge in a rundown neighborhood of Lafayette, Louisiana, I felt as if I had been transported to a primeval moment in which all the music I loved—funk, blues, R&B and zydeco— had coalesced into a single, relentless groove. I was also a little bit scared. Read more

Listen: Beau Jocque interview on American Routes


Nick Spitzer, host of American Routes on WWNO in Louisiana, sat down with the late and  legendary zydeco artist Beau Jocque in this archival interview from 1998. Read more.