Listen to new music by Andre Thierry, a six song collection of zydeco flavored blues called Bouncin’ With The Blues. Read more here.
Photo of Rockin’ Dopsie, Jr. by Kelsey Stanger Marcus Ardoin and Da Zydeco Legendz and Rockin’ Dopsie Jr. and The Zydeco Twisters played a rousing, high energy live concert for WXPN’s Zydeco Crossroads at World Cafe Live on Thursday, April 2nd.
Koray Broussard brought the Zydeco Unit up to World Cafe Live in Philadelphia for a sold-out dance party last month. You can listen back to the audio of that performance below. Read more
We’ve got the audio archive of Leon Chavis and the Zydeco Flames’ sold-out concert at World Cafe Live from late last month and you can listen to it below. It was the band’s first time here in Philadelphia (and for some of the band members their first time flying). Read more
If you’re looking for the perfect auditory accompaniment for a long drive through the country, a hike in your local state park or to make your spring cleaning go a little smoother, check out the archives of American Routes. Read more
On the latest episode of the Zydeco Crossroads Radio Hour, host Herman Fuselier pays tribute to the first family of zydeco and Creole music with a look at the Ardoin dynasty. Read more
It’s hard to believe the first episode of the Zydeco Crossroads Radio Hour aired four months ago. Since then we’ve danced with Curley and Leon, learned about Amede Ardoin’s influence on the music and explored how bands like Soul Creole are interpreting the traditions today. Listen back to the inaugural episode below, hosted by Herman Fuselier and featuring songs from Rosie Ledet, Clifton Chenier and more. Read more.
Nick Spitzer interviews Joe Mouton on this segment of American Routes. The Lousiana native began performing zydeco music in his forties, adopting the moniker Zydeco Joe and using his songs to spread stories of growing up on the land with his family and farm animals. Read more.
Can’t join us for tonight’s Zydeco Crossroads Dance Party at World Cafe Live ? Tune-in to XPN 88.5 in Philadelphia or worldwide at XPN.org at 7:00 p.m. for a live broadcast of the concert with Koray Broussard and Leon Chavis. 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.