Zydecobrad's Cajun & Zydeco Dancing in Los Angeles



 This web site has been created to promote Cajun and Zydeco dancing in the Southern California area. The dance times, dates and locations may change or an event may be cancelled. Be sure to use the information numbers (if provided) to confirm time and place. If you know of an error on this web page, please contact me and I will correct it.

This is a non-profit, voluntary site. I need your help to keep me informed about what is going on. If you would like to pass on Cajun/Zydeco news to the community, please email at zydecobrad@aol.com or call. Phone (310) 962-6596

Thanks, Brad Sjoblom




High Life Cajun Band



ZydecoRoad Videos's


Karen Redding Dance Lessons





Ted Sherrod's * www.twoleftfeetca.com


Andre Thierry and Zydeco Magic


Long Beach Bayou Festival

Simi Valley Cajun/Creole Festival  

Bonne Musique Zydeco


Lisa Haley and the Zydekats




Bons Temps

Social Club of San Diego 



David Sousa and

The Zydeco Mudbugs


The San Diego Cajun Playboys


Buffalo Bayou Wednesday 1:00-3:00PM


The Gumbo Pages


Acadiana Cajun/Zydeco Band


Louisiana Sue's Bay Area


Zydeco Blues Patrol


 Mark St Mary Zydeco


San Francisco Area


Geno Delafose -




BeauSoleil's Cajun Band


The Northwest Zydeco Web


Zydeconews from Houston




My Daughter Lauren Sjoblom's 11th Birthday & Peter March 14 2001 Point 705



My daughter Lauren's 11th Birthday dance with many dancers * I start  


My daughter in Swinging in the Century






Terrance Simien and his Grammy



















Other Dance Links

LINDY BY THE SEA with Rusty Franks and Peter Flahiff

SoHo Dance LA is

officially opening


Have a question? Need to schedule a private lesson?

Give us a call, send us an email or stop by studio and let us know.



Founded by champion dancer Raul Santiago, students are introduced to a social environment and get the opportunity to learn not only dance, and all that goes along with it (motor skills, coordination, rhythm), but also the confidence and the ability to enjoy this journey. If you want to stand out at a dance club, be confident at a party, have a fun way to get in shape, have the perfect wedding dance, be the next competitive champion dancer, or are just looking for a way to relieve stress and relax, Soho Dance LA is the dance studio for you! We offer private lessons, group classes, social parties, and private/custom group classes. We specialize in Ballroom, Salsa, Latin Hustle, wedding dance instruction, and all styles of partner dancing.





  Swingtime Studio - Phil Adams

StarDanceStudios Salsa/Swing/Ballroom

Pasadena Ballroom Dance Association





Zydecobrad’s SoCal Cajun & Zydeco Website for Cajun / Zydeco Entertainment - Dennis G & the Zydeco Trail Riderz at The French Quarter Sunday, December 30 th


Dennis G & the Zydeco Trail Riderz

Sunday, December 30th  ... from 4:30 to 7:30 pm for a pre-New Years Eve Dance
 at:  The French Quarter Creole Bar & Grill
16728 Bellflower Blvd. - Bellflower, CA 90706
Admission:  $15 at the Door

The French Quarter features authentic Cajun Food and Live Music ...
Here's a link to their menu 

Call Sidney 323-792-4403
Info: Dempsey (562) 396-1132 bontemppappion@aol.com
David (909) 527-0926 davidsousa@verizon.net
Kids welcome! Families, singles welcome!







Blake Miller and The Old Fashioned Aces 
Deep End Sessions
Santa Paula, CA
January 19, 2019
4 pm - till

From David  Bunn "I just spent a week with them in SW Louisiana at Blackpot Camp and Festival and herd them perform twice. They are truly fantastic. With their fabulous powerhouse cajun singer, Amelia Beire, Blake’s deep deep background in the genre and his amazing accordion playing and vocals, and AJ Srubas’ strong and clean fiddling it’s quite a band. they are every bit as hot as Cajun Country Revival."

David runs a great concert series that includes dinner, concert, and jam session afterwards in a warm community setting on his working farm. $45 dollar donation.  Reservations via email. Get on it soon as these guys are really awesome. Let him know you heard it through this list. 



Grammy Nominated Blake Miller and the Old-Fashioned Aces at StillWater Food & Spirits in Dana Point, CA, 5-8 PM, Sunday, January 20, 2018


From Karen R:


Cajun in California – Get an Early Start on Mardi Gras!  Crank Up The Cajun and Beat the Winter Blues


Grammy Nominated Blake Miller and the Old-Fashioned Aces at StillWater Food & Spirits in Dana Point, CA, 5-8 PM, Sunday, January 20, 2018


Come get your gumbo on and a head start on Mardi Gras! Step onto the dance floor for a southern California Fais do-do, as you waltz and two-step to the high-energy Louisiana dance-hall music of multi-Grammy-nominated Blake Miller of Blake Miller and the Old-Fashioned Aces at StillWater Food and Spirits in Dana Point on Sunday, January 20, 2018. Described by OffBeat Magazines’ Dan Willgig as a “Groove band that’s dance compelling,” the Aces’ Cajun French songs will take you on a dizzying ride from hard-core, pared-down, gritty Cajun/Zydeco two-step party music to waltzes as soulfully heart-wrenching as only Cajun music can be.


As the grandson of the world-renowned Cajun accordion-builder Larry Miller, the younger Miller’s life is steeped in Cajun music, food and culture. Growing up helping in his grandfather’s shop from a very early age, he met and was influenced by some of the greatest names in Louisiana music. Miller was star struck by the towering giant of Zydeco, Beau Jocque, and many others. “This is what I grew up with. I thought everyone listened to Cajun music all the time,” Miller says. “I was a huge fan of Boozoo (Chavis) when I was in kindergarden. One day Boozoo and his son Charles came to the shop for a new rubboard and they got me and my cousin Jay out of school to meet him.” Inspired by the constant contact with famed Cajun and Creole musicians, the steady stream of house parties and jams at his grandfather’s shop, Miller has been playing since receiving his first toy accordion at age 5, and also plays fiddle, guitar, bass, and his latest obsession, steel guitar. He’s gone on to become a legendary Cajun musician himself.


His many accomplishments have not gone to his head. Asked what he’d like people to know about him, he replies, “That I’m a good cook!” He adds, “I’m a classic gumbo guy-chicken and sausage all the way.”


A fluent speaker of French, while obtaining his degree in Francophone studies at University of Louisiana, Lafayette, Miller was a founding member of the Grammy-nominated Pine Leaf Boys and joined The Red Stick Ramblers, both high-octane, yet soulful authentic Cajun bands. Featured in the New York Times and Rolling Stone Magazine, the Pine Leaf Boys have been musical ambassadors on 6 tours for the U.S. State Department. The Ramblers were featured in seasons 3 and 4 of the post-Katrina HBO hit, “Treme,” playing their songs “Made in the Shade,” “Katrina,” and “Morning Blues.” The Ramblers dissolved in 2013 and reassembled as The Revelers, which went on to a Grammy nomination for “Get Ready,” their second CD of original tunes, which was described by OffBeat Magazines’ Dan Willging as “Groove bound and dance compelling.”


When asked what it’s like getting nominated for a Grammy, Miller says, “It was surreal.” “I didn’t really think much of it at the time,” he continues in his typically humble fashion, “it was an echelon I never thought I’d get to when I was growing up.”

Having played widely throughout the U.S. and traveling all over the world in his 32 years, Miller has performed with just about every renowned Cajun artist in Louisiana, and an extensive list of venues rivaling that of a musician twice his age. Of all this, his favorite memory to date is of going to Haiti to play with another former member of The Pine Leaf Boys, twice Grammy-nominated Cedric Watson. “We were at a music festival” he says. “The extreme poverty was jaw-dropping, yet everything was so alive and vibrant-it was so rich. It was beautiful!” he says reverently. “The beaches, the trees, the landscapes. It was gorgeous. We just went and started playing on a porch in town, and everyone started singing and playing along with their own instruments. They would sing the songs back to us like they knew the songs. We drew a huge crowd. There was a “Rah Rah” parade with two groups and each group in the parade had it’s own colors and instruments-mostly drums and big tubes they played into. The two groups met in the middle of town and the whole thing exploded, like a Caribbean battle of the bands. It was a giant party.” He continues, “In a way, all my songs are about this. I feel the Caribbean influence in my everyday life. Louisiana is very different because of the Caribbean influence.”


While still playing with The Revelers, Miller has pared things down to Cajun music’s original core with The Old-Fashioned Aces. Asked how he came to the Aces trio configuration, Miller says, “I wanted to do something more homey, like comfort food-you know, like a great gumbo. Something that would stick to your ribs.” High-end venues such as Lincoln Center don’t appeal to him. “My favorite places to play are the old opera houses and the dance halls. The places with low ceilings, dark, not always good sound,” he says. “The grittier places.” He continues, “I’ve played at La Poussiere, Whiskey, Wranglers, Atchafalaya Club, McGees. I love Ashkenaz in Berkley, Eagles Hall in Alameda (California.) We’ve played at Eagles in Seattle. I want to play more Eagles around the country.” Upon being asked where he’d like most to play, he responds sadly, “They’re all closed. Richards. Hamiltons. Slims Y Ki Ki. Don Quiotes in Santa Cruz, California.”


Today Millers livelihood is a combination of performing and teaching. “When I don’t have any gigs, teaching pays the bills.” “It’s a chance to pass on the music,” he continues. “I’ve also started doing a radio show on KRVS-it’s called ‘La Lou Jukebox’ at 6 PM Central on Saturdays.”

What inspires and drives him is his passion for bringing back traditional Cajun music and letting people know that “Cajun music is alive! It’s happening! It’s the real thing! Come check it out!”


“We’re super excited to be coming out to California again,” Miller says enthusiastically. Come experience that enthusiasm in person. Bring yo’ Momma, Daddy, Cousins, Aunts, Uncles, your lover, neighbors and your friends. Come dance, drink, eat and enjoy Louisiana warmth and hospitality as you join Blake Miller and the Old-Fashioned Aces for a night you’ll always remember. Then take a copy of their new CD “Quelle Belle Journée” home with you so you’ll always remember the special evening you had.


StillWater Spirits is located at 24701 Del Prado Ave, Dana Point, CA 92629. For more information, call (949) 661-6003 or visit the website: http://danapointstillwater.com

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Karen Redding








San Diego Events:


Dear Volunteers Past and Future (and the Future is Now):


I bet some of you are just too polite to ask why there's this big push for getting volunteers to help at December Nights (again... yes, it does come once a year).  No previous experience is needed and you do not have to be a paid-up BTSC member to take part. 


The first reason is pretty obvious -- it's a really fun event to be involved in.  It's exciting, colorful, and a great way to meet people who love music and love to dance.  I’ve attached the schedule so you can plan your weekend. 


Not so obvious is how it helps our club and Gator by the Bay.  It's really the kickoff to the festival season and a warm up for our big Mothers' Day weekend event.  We receive significant funding from Gator by the Bay to help pay for our dances. Our club is committed to providing volunteer help for these two big events.  When they succeed, we succeed.


And finally, the Bon Temps Social Club's stage at December Nights is a huge contribution to the the event itself. Our membership in the International Dance Association in Balboa Park allows us to use the War Memorial building for our dances at virtually no cost.  Hosting our stage at December Nights is one way that we thank the Park for allowing us use of a dance hall.


We are asking for a 2-hour commitment and are offering you a whole lot of fun.  Time slots still available are:


December Nights Schedule for Friday, Dec. 7   






December Nights Schedule for Saturday, Dec. 8    









NOTE:  We are also looking for volunteers to help set up and decorate the booth Friday (Friday Setup:  This is a fairly physical job, demanding a certain amount of creativity and a can-do attitude!  The Festival opens at 3pm on Friday, December 7th, and the booth needs to be up and running by then) 


AND/OR Help us tear it down Saturday after the last band plays.  


Sign up early (and often) so you can schedule around your favorite bands and work a shift with your friends.  Don't hesitate any longer to let me know how you want to help the club and Gator by the Bay.  An email to jemaxted@yahoo.com would be completely appropriate and much appreciated! 


Many Thanks!   


Jan & Amy


BTSC mailing list




From Brad Sjoblom:

It has been fun but after 20 years of putting out a weekly newsletter I have decided to hand off my newsletter effort to others that have a more vested interest in promoting Cajun and Zydeco news and events. The http://zydecobrad.com site will stay up and you can use the links to find bands, , festival information, and event promoters. I will always love the culture, music, and dance.  See you on the dance floor!


Note: Please send your events to GUY@GUYMARTINDESIGN.COM and zydecobrad@aol.com.  Guy Martin Wenzel will be taking over the newsletter for all future events.


You can find Cajun and Zydeco news, events, lessons, tours from the following sites:

Creole Cajun Social Club Joe Sands Fontenot http://www.cajuncreolesocialclub.com/

San Diego Gator by the Bay Festival https://www.gatorbythebay.com/

Simi Valley Cajun Blues Festival http://www.simicajun.org/

Long Beach Bayou Festival http://longbeachbayou.com/

Long Beach Crawfish Festival https://www.longbeachcrawfishfestival.com/index.php

San Diego’s Bon Temps Social Club http://www.icajunzydeco.com/

San Diego’s Bon Temps Social Club News email posts:Request to be added -  btsc@dances.com

Facebook: Request to join the Group Louisiana Zydeco/Cajun Bands on USA Tour

Golden Sails Dance Events email DavidSousa@verizon.net

Cajun & Blues Music Festival blog http://cajunbluesblog.com/

Folkworks Events Calendar https://folkworks.org/folk-happenings/folkworks-music-calendar

Cajun and Zydeco Dance Instruction in Los Angeles Area : Karen Redding http://zydecola.blogspot.com/


Lisa Haley & the Zydekats
GRAMMY Nominee – Americana/Cajun/Zydeco
Lisa Haley & the Zydekats
GRAMMY Nominee – Americana/Cajun/Zydeco

In October, we Celebrate 24 years as a band! Aaayyyeee!!  Leap Into Fall, Y’All - Come Out & dance!!

From Simi Cajun Fest: Watch Live video of our ‘Healing Song’ “Always Be Your Guide!”

Lisa Haley "Chicken Fiddler" Video – Over 684,000 Youtube hits – and counting! B’gawk!!

Yes We Are!! Booking shows NOW for 2018-19!!
Do YOU have favorite Events for which you’d love 
free tickets to see the Zydekats?
Join our 
"Fest Quest Team" – see below for details! Help us spread “Zydecosis!!”

Facebook Fanclub Page - Latest photos & videos –Post yours! www.facebook.com/lisahaley.zydekats

OUR WORLD NEEDS JOYFUL MUSIC!! Love, Lisa and the Kats

 APRIL 2019



FOLKWORKS FESTIVAL + Musicians’ Workshop

St John’s Presbyterian Church, 11000 National Blvd, L.A., CA 90064

“Exploring African Roots from Zimbabwe to Appalachia” (and Louisiana!)

FolkWorks promotes our shows to Americana music lovers throughout greater LA area.

This fest is their fundraiser for the year. Please come out & dance!


MAY 2019




Rancho Santa Susana Park, 5005 Los Angeles Ave, Simi Valley, CA 93063





Rancho Santa Susana Park, 5005 Los Angeles Ave, Simi Valley, CA 93063


“Always be polite. It costs nothing, and buys everything!”



HUGE BUNCH of 2018 & 2019 Shows In the Works - Everywhere!

Club Zydecosis "Fest Quest Team!"

Please help us come to your town! It works like this:

1.  You reply to this email, telling us an event for which you would like to see us perform.

2.  Our office "officially" contacts the promoter.

3.  We then personally email you the event’s contact info for “suggestions” for bands.

4.  You send them a short email or phone message: 
"We would love to see Lisa Haley & the Zydekats! Their new 9thalbum is "Sky Hook," with a whole new show!"

5. The first Club Zydecosis member to successfully land us a new show will receive:

FREE ADMISSION for 2 people to that event!
Promoters really 
do respond to requests from our fans - Please call them and tell them about us!!

Retro Treat from the “Lisa Haley Secret Archives!”

In 2006 & 2007, Lisa yodeled her way thru 4 now-famous “SlimJim Snapalope Commercials!”

Snapalopes were very silly marionettes, made from… Slim Jims! And hunted in the aisles of the MiniMart

Here are the links:

1.     SnapalopeTrap”                 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8OJpIC8DS4

2.      SnapalopeCamouflage”     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hL0r1X2Mxao

3.     SnapalopeHeadlights”        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yENA87ptHHo

4.     SnapalopeDecoy”              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iAKpoMfjso

(Yes, that’s Lisa also playing violin!) (reposted by jackmckeon)

-        And - 
The EMMY-WINNING “Late Mr. Pete Show”
featuring Lisa with her previous musical group, Zydeco Party Band!
See all 13 Episodes here: http://wn.com/the_late_mr_pete_show_1991_channel_5_ktla_los_angeles
Episodes include: the EMMY Ceremony - Dick Clark - Steve Allen – and Lisa & the boys!!



Updates from

Simi Valley Cajun Music & Blues Festival Blog


How You Can Give Back This Holiday Season

By Simi Valley Cajun Music & Blues Festival Blogging Team on Nov 29, 2018 09:00 am

Help serve your community and those in need this holiday season. While Thanksgiving has passed, there are still many things that you can do to show your thanks.  One of the best ways to share your gratitude for all the blessings that life has afforded you is by giving back to your community and serving
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From Dana D. Alameda, CA

Hi Everyone..it's a Sunday and as usual watching my Niners look horrible, so I have time to write this..Wanted to thank the folks who came out to hear Dikki Du and the Zydeco Krewe from Lawtell, La..last Friday night..As the people who came noticed, we got off to a bit of a rough start, as the band had to do a sound check later than we planned..And yeah it was loud at the beginning..As I've told people  many times, a sound check is 90% of the time done with nobody in the room, due to the fact that it takes a few minutes to get the band dialed into the room..Most of the time I don't have a problem with the bands as I know them, but not having Dikki play there for over 8 years. I wasn't quite sure how they sounded, and as I said, the vast majority of the time nobody is in the room except me..So yeah, the bass was very loud, but we got it under control as best we could and the rest of the  night was ok, so thanks for all of you who were patient enough to get it..


They sounded good once everything calmed down and they played that Lawtell/Roy Carrier sound that many people had no clue what it was..So again I just wanted to thank all those who came out..and just for the record, we had more men then women on Friday night..For an out-of-town band!! ..So guys, I want to thank you for coming and digging the music that we put on..


Also wanted to clarify something..a lot of people have asked me why I have started charging $20 bucks for out-of-town bands and not the $18 I used to?? Well, there are many reasons...One big one is that all the bands that I have charged this have driven out here!! 4000 miles..Jeffrey did it, Curley has, Blake and JImmy Breaux flew here, and to be honest this is the cost of doing business with out-of-town bands..To put it in even more perspective, Dwaine Dopsie is playing at Stanford next week..HE IS PLAYING TWO SHOWS, MAYBE ONE HOUR APIECE AND IT WILL BE A SIT DOWN SHOW, NO DANCING REALLY..FIRST SHOW IS $40 BUCKS, THEN A BREAK, THEN $35 FOR THE NEXT ONE FOR ONE HOUR..I'm charging half that for a DANCE where the band plays 2 1/2 hours minimum, with a great wooden dance floor, and we just are trying to pay for the band to come out here..Simple as that..


This next Friday, we have Andre Thierry coming in fresh off his trip back East..We'll start at the usual time or thereabouts...Andre is the best which is why I book him once a month..


Next Sunday, we  had a change in plans..Adam Bryant for some reason couldn't make it, so we have another young accordion guy, named Ryan Perkins..Haven't heard of him but Ed Poullard vouches for him and Ed's word is good enough for me..That will be a Sunday Show..Which will also be a potluck..


Then Friday the 21st, a Zydeco Christmas Party with Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble.That might be one of our last Friday shows just to let you know..There are lots of reasons why but Lisa and I are going  to go to Sundays mostly starting in the New Year..We might do Fridays if we have to from time to time but right now we're going to stick to Sundays.......The Jan. schedule is also posted..


Thanks again for coming the last week and really to all the folks who support us week in and week out, whether it be Fridays or Sundays, I really thank you..

we hope to see you somewhere along the Zydeco Road..

Dana D..























From Dick Brainard Portland, Oregon



Wednesday, Dec. 26

Updates from

Simi Valley Cajun Music & Blues Festival Blog


Try Out This Cajun Inspired Recipe This Thanksgiving

By Simi Valley Cajun Music & Blues Festival Blogging Team on Nov 15, 2018 09:00 am

Spice up your Thanksgiving table with this Cajun twist on a classic dish. With Thanksgiving looming, it’s time to solidify your menu plans.  Want a fun way to change up the same old menu line-up?  Then try preparing this delicious cornbread dressing recipe. Cornbread Dressing Ingredients: cooled cornbread, cut or broken into bite-sized chunks 2
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*Terry & the Bad Boys @ Rock ‘n’ Bowl LFT: 7:00 PM


Thursday, Dec. 27

*Chubby Carrier & Bayou Swamp Band @ Feed & Seed: 7:00-10:00 PM

*Steve Riley & Mamou Playboys @ Rock ‘n’ Bowl LFT: 8:30 PM


Friday, Dec. 28

*Steve Riley & Mamou Playboys @ Feed & Seed: 1:00-4:00 PM

*Roy Carrier Tribute @ Feed & Seed: 8:00-Midnight w/ Dikki Du & Zydeco 

   Krewe,  Jeffery Broussard & Creole Cowboys, & Terry & the Bad Boys

*Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie @ Cowboys: 10:00 PM


Saturday, Dec. 29

*Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie @ Buck & Johnny’s: 8:30-11:30 AM

*Pine Leaf Boys @ LaPoussiere in Breaux Bridge: 8:00-11:00 PM

*Marc Broussard @ Rock ‘n’ Bowl LFT: 9:00 PM


Sunday, Dec. 30

*Horace Trahan & Ossun Express @ Feed & Seed; 1:00-4:00 PM

*Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie @ Route 92 Bar, Youngsville: 4:00 PM.


Monday, Dec. 31

*Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie @ Vermilionville: 9:30 PM-12:30 AM

*Steve Riley & High Performance @ American Legion Hall in Rayne: Time TBA

*Rock ‘n’ Bowl  LFT: ??? TBA

Seattle Events

Dancing with gratitude

Nov.16 | Gator Boy’s Juke Joint

Reflect on what you’re grateful for tonight while dancing to beat the band. In addition to being grateful to our extraordinary dance community, I feel so thankful to all the hardworking artists and bands who make this music that moves us – where would we be without them?! And oowing to a dare from three intrepid women dancers, we’ll do another lesson this month in Zydeco Hips, 7:15pm. Dance 8-11pm with DJ Gator. Details at GatorBoyProductions.com


Hot Links | The Gator Boy Recommends…

Dec.17 Valse Café Orchestra (w/a tribute dance to the sweet memory of Jack Hansen) nwdance.net

Dec.21 Gator Boy’s Juke Joint Holiday Extravaganza! (with the Jukehouse Hounds!)




Nov.16 | Gator Boy’s Juke Joint

3rd Friday Dance at Eagles Aerie No.1


Dec.21 | Gator Boy’s Juke Joint Holiday Extravaganza

Holidays with the Hounds!

Live music with the Jukehouse Hounds


Feb.10, 2019 | The Revelers

Live from Louisiana, save the date!

Still finalizing details, stay tuned...


Details at GatorBoyProductions.com unless otherwise noted



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Private Lessons can be just the thing…Treat yourself and/or your friends to the focused attention and optimal results a private lesson can provide. See GatorBoyProductions.com for details and/or for gift certificates, and for group lessons, DJ services, and special events, email Sean for info.


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We really enjoyed dancing to Andre Thierry Sunday October 14th.

Here is a YouTube Video of Andre and the Band


Long Beach Bayou Festival videos of the festival:


Acadien Cajun Band Long Beach Bayou 2018 1



Acadien Cajun Band Long Beach Bayou 2018 2



Acadien Cajun Band Long Beach Bayou 2018 3



Acadien Cajun Band Long Beach Bayou 2018 4



Jeffrey Broussard Long Beach Bayou festival 2018



JoJo Reed Long Beach Bayou 2018


2018 Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival


Lisa Haley & The Zydekats – In Honor of Stephen D. Smith



Lost Bayou Ramblers 3 - 2018 Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival



Kevin Naquin & Ossun Playboys 1 - 2018 Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival



Kevin Naquin & Ossun Playboys 2 - 2018 Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival



Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band 3 - 2018 Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival



Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band 2 - 2018 Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival



Chubby Cariier & The Bayou Swamp Band 1 - 2018 Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival



Lost Bayou Ramblers 1 -2018 Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival


Lost Bayou Ramblers 2 -2018 Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival



La Recolte 1 - 2018 Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival




Long Beach Bayou 2017


Pine Leaf Boys Long Beach Bayou 2017 1



Pine Leaf Boys Long Beach Bayou 2017 2



Brian Jack & the Zydeco Gamblers at Long Beach Bayou 2017



T Broussard & the Zydeco Steppers 1 Long Beach Bayou 2017



T Broussard & the Zydeco Steppers 2 Long Beach Bayou 2017



Mark St Mary Long Beach Bayou 2017



Seville and Company  Long Beach Bayou 2017



2017 Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival

Here are a few videos:


1. Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers @ Simi Valley Cajun&Blues Festival 2017


2. The Cajun Trio: Michael Doucet, David Doucet & Mitch Reed with Doug Kershaw 2 @ Simi Valley Cajun&Blues Festival 2017


3. The Cajun Trio: Michael Doucet, David Doucet & Mitch Reed with Jo-El Sonnier 2 @ Simi Valley Cajun&Blues Festival 2017


4. The Cajun Trio: Michael Doucet, David Doucet & Mitch Reed with Jo-El Sonnier @ Simi Valley Cajun&Blues Festival 2017


5. The Cajun Trio: Michael Doucet, David Doucet & Mitch Reed with Doug Kershaw @ Simi Valley Cajun&Blues Festival 2017


2017 San Diego’s Zydeco, Blues & Crawfish Festival

Peter Oliver MC - Geno Delafose and the French Rockin' Boogie & Ben Rice Gator by the Bay 2017



Geno Delafose, Chubby Carrier, Steve Riley, & Ben Rice @ Gator by the Bay 2017 2



Geno Delafose, Chubby Carrier, Steve Riley, & Ben Rice @ Gator by the Bay 2017 1



Chubby Carrier Gator by the Bay 2017 2



Chubby Carrier Gator by the Bay 2017 1



Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys Gator by the Bay 2017 1



Steve Riley in the Mamou Playboys  Gator by the Bay 2017 2


Check out the Video’s from The Long Beach Bayou Below:


Leroy Thomas & the Zydeco Roadrunners at The Long Beach Bayou 2016




J.J. Caillier & the Zydeco Knockouts at The Long Beach Bayou 2016 with Wendy Lemlin




La Recolte Cajun Music @ Long Beach Bayou 2016 3




La Recolte Cajun Music @ Long Beach Bayou 2016 2




La Recolte Cajun Music @ Long Beach Bayou 2016 1




Mark St Mary Louisiana Blues & Zydeco Band  at The Long Beach Bayou 2016 1




Mark St Mary Louisiana Blues & Zydeco Band  at The Long Beach Bayou 2016 2




Bonne Musique Zydeco at The Long Beach Bayou 2016 1




Bonne Musique Zydeco at The Long Beach Bayou 2016 2



2016 Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival Videos


Jo-El Sonnier Simi Valley Cajun Biues Festival 2016 1




Jo-El Sonnier Simi Valley Cajun Biues Festival 2016 2



Jo-El Sonnier Simi Valley Cajun Biues Festival 2016 3



Erin Brandt and Peter Oliver Dancing at Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival 2016



Chubby Carrier at Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival 2016 1




Chubby Carrier at Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival 2016 2




Chubby Carrier at Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival 2016 3



Dwayne Dopsie at Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival 2016 1




Dwayne Dopsie at Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival 2016 2



Zydeco meets Lindy at the Simi Valley Cajun Blues festival 2016

Great dancing Robert Vangor  with your beautiful dance partner.





Leon Russel at the Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival 2016



Doug Kirshaw and Steve Riley at the Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival 1




Doug Kirshaw and Steve Riley at the Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival 2



Bonnie Musique Zydeco at Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival 1




Bonne Musique Zydeco at Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival 2



Barbara Morrison Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival 2016




Thank You Peter Oliver, Al Gardner, San Diego Bon Temps Social Club and All for another great San Diego Gator by the Bay Festival.  Below are a number of Videos from the festival


San Diego Gator by the Bay 2016 Brad Sjoblom and Kathy dancing to Bonsoir Catlin. Peter Oliver doing the filming. Thank You Peter & all for putting on a great Festival! As you can see Kathy and I had a great time.  There are more videos uploading. Greg Benusa & Erin Brandt are also dancing in video (Two Great dance Instructors)


Gator by the Bay 2016 Erin Brandt & AJ Gibbs


Gator by the Bay 2016 Cajun Zydeco Zydecobrad Bonsoir Catin Karen Hinz & Peter Oliver Dancing



San Diego Gator by the Bay 2016 Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble 1


San Diego Gator by the Bay 2016 Bonsoir Catin


San Diego Gator by the Bay 2016 Bonsoir Catin Workshop 1


Gator by the Bay 2016 Cajun Zydeco Zydecobrad Curley Taylor 2




Here are three YouTube Video’s that I took of The Revelers at Timewarp Records last Friday







The purpose of this Website is to promote Cajun and Zydeco dancing in the Southern California area. 


This Web Page will have additional information such as dance flyers and numerous links to Cajun/Zydeco Web Pages around the world. The dance time, date and location may change or cancel so please call the numbers provided to confirm. If you notice an error in any of the information let me know at Zydecobrad@aol.com.  If you have any Cajun/Zydeco functions or news that you want placed on the newsletter and Web Page, please send them to me via email.. You may also call me at home at (310) 962-6596.   I will try to answer your calls and letters as soon as I can.

Thank You,

Brad Sjoblom

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