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
Zydeco Crossroads’ parent station WXPN has announced the line-up for this year’s highly anticipated XPoNential Music Festival, taking place across the Delaware River at Wiggins Park from July 24-26. Among the roster of XPN staples and exciting up-and-comers are two Louisiana acts that will bring some Creole and Cajun heat to the breezy waterside venue. Read more
Few artists in southwest Louisiana, ground zero for zydeco, can match the resume of Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural of Carencro. Leader of the Grammy- and Emmy-winning band Buckwheat Zydeco, Dural performed before a worldwide TV audience of 3 billion during the closing ceremonies of the 1996 Summer Olympics. Read more
Buckwheat Zydeco is the subject of this segment from American Routes. The Louisiana native talks with Nick Spitzer about his start in Clifton Chenier’s band and where he’s taken the music since those early days. Read more.
From 2008 to 2011 Louisiana artists were given special attention at the GRAMMY Awards with their own Best Zydeco or Cajun Music Album category. A dozen bands were nominated during that time, including Lost Bayou Ramblers for Live: Á La Blue Moon in 2008, Cedric Watson for his self-titled record in 2009 and Pine Leaf Boys a record four times. Read more.