Join us to see some of the best in Zydeco & Blues!
Horace Trahan, the maker of the hit single, “That Butt Thing,” is a world-renowned Cajun and Zydeco artist, respected for his ability to pull the hell out of an accordion and belt out vocals that will give you chills. Having over-stepped boundaries and bypassed the stereotypes of naysayers, this native of Ossun, Louisiana, has made a huge and highly anticipated comeback on the music scene!
Lil Buck Sinegal, the best guitar slinger South Louisiana has to offer,"Master of the Stratocaster," from Lafayette, Louisiana. Paul "Lil' Buck" Sinegal honed his chops as an Excello session man and Clifton Chenier's longtime guitarist. His career has spanned more than five decades, with over 300 recordings. Paul "Lil' Buck" Sinegal is a true Louisiana guitarist in that he's played in several styles. Best known as the world's finest Zydeco Guitarist, Swamp Pop Specialist, and Blues Professional. In the late '90s, Sinegal recorded an album for Allen Toussaint's NYNO label. Allen Toussaint calls Paul “Lil’ Buck” Sinegal the “Gentle Giant of Guitar.” Lil' Buck was inducted into the Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame in 1999 and the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 2012. Sinegal has played Jazz Fest every year since the 1970s, whether it was with his blues band or zydeco legends Clifton Chenier, Buckwheat Zydeco and Rockin’ Dopsie.
Reggie Dural, who played with his father for more than 20 years, now leads “Buckwheat Zydeco Tribute: Ils Sont Partis Band featuring Sir Reg”. The Ils Sont Partis Band, the name of Buckwheat’s original group, features longtime members of Buckwheat Zydeco. Buckwheat Zydeco fans will recognize Sir Reg as the rubboard player in his father’s band. But in recent years, when cancer began to take its toll on his father, Sir Reg stepped out as the band’s accordionist, organist and lead singer. Thirty years later, Sir Reg feels no pressure following in his father’s footsteps. “I’m like my dad; I’m just down to earth and it doesn’t faze me. It’s really special what my dad’s been through and what he achieved. But when it comes to being on stage, I just love to play the music. It’s a blessing that we won a Grammy and an Emmy. But I really love the feeling of being on stage, playing and looking at the people dance and smile. To me, that weighs way over the Grammy and everything.”
Friday, April 20th | 8:00 PM-1:30 AM