Zydeco Joy

Zydeco Joy

05/31/2015  |  No Comments

The forecast predicted cloudy and cold, in that familiar May way. Did Mark Twain actually say, "The coldest winter I... more

Bringing Folks Together Zydeco Style

Bringing Folks Together Zydeco Style

02/11/2015  |  No Comments

If I had to describe zydeco in one word, it would be "joyful". I love to hear Andre Thierry and... more

Playing for Keeps at the Savoy Music Center

Playing for Keeps at the Savoy Music Center

10/31/2014  |  No Comments

We visited Lafayette, Louisiana a few weeks ago for the first time. It was the 40th anniversary of the Festivals... more

This Is The Good Stuff

This Is The Good Stuff

09/11/2014  |  No Comments

They call it a festival, but it feels like a party in a great big back yard. The folks know... more

The Creole Belles: Passing It On

The Creole Belles: Passing It On

07/29/2014  |  2 Comments

The San Leandro Library has a wonderful community enrichment program where, from time to time, the public is invited to... more

A Party With Heart

A Party With Heart

07/23/2014  |  No Comments

I think one of the reasons that that my exploration of Zydeco music has captivated me so is that it... more

Sharing the Music, Cajun-Style

Sharing the Music, Cajun-Style

06/28/2014  |  No Comments

It is Monday evening and five folks with fiddles are seated in a circle in the back yard. Four of... more

This Connection Was Meant To Be

This Connection Was Meant To Be

05/18/2014  |  No Comments

The Zydeco Mexican Connection, a joint project between the Los Cenzontles Cultural Arts Academy and Zydeco virtuoso Andre Thierry, is... more

A California-Style Fais Do Do

A California-Style Fais Do Do

04/14/2014  |  No Comments

Cajun and Zydeco music comes from a tradition of Louisiana house parties called fais do do, where family and friends... more

These Boyz Love Zydeco

These Boyz Love Zydeco

03/13/2014  |  No Comments

By now I have probably heard Andre Thierry and Zydeco Magic perform eight or nine times, at venues ranging from... more