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Beau Jocque

Beau Jocque: The Funkiest Band in the Land

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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

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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.