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This Is The Good Stuff

This Is The Good Stuff

They call it a festival, but it feels like a party in a great big… more

Basket of Dreams

Basket of Dreams

I am not what anyone would call an “athletic” person. The fact that Todd and… more

The Creole Belles: Passing It On

The Creole Belles: Passing It On

The San Leandro Library has a wonderful community enrichment program where, from time to time,… more

A Party With Heart

A Party With Heart

I think one of the reasons that that my exploration of Zydeco music has captivated… more

Sharing the Music, Cajun-Style

Sharing the Music, Cajun-Style

It is Monday evening and five folks with fiddles are seated in a circle in… more

This Connection Was Meant To Be

This Connection Was Meant To Be

The Zydeco Mexican Connection, a joint project between the Los Cenzontles Cultural Arts Academy and… more

Celebrating Books (and the people who love them)

Celebrating Books (and the people who love them)

I love bookstores.

Over the years I have conducted an informal study of them. I… more

A California-Style Fais Do Do

A California-Style Fais Do Do

Cajun and Zydeco music comes from a tradition of Louisiana house parties called fais do… more

The Lost Coast

The Lost Coast

Shelter Cove is a little community on the California coast, north of the point where… more

These Boyz Love Zydeco

These Boyz Love Zydeco

By now I have probably heard Andre Thierry and Zydeco Magic perform eight or nine… more