Zydecobrad's Cajun & Zydeco Dancing in Los Angeles

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 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. If you would like to receive this newsletter by e-mail, you should also zydecobrad@aol.com

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

 

http://www.experienceLA.com

 

High Life Cajun Band

http://highlifecajunband.com/

 

ZydecoRoad Videos's

 

Karen Redding Dance Lessons www.LouisianaDanceLA.com

 

www.bayoutalk.com 

 

Ted Sherrod's * www.twoleftfeetca.com

 

Andre Thierry and Zydeco Magic

 

ZydecoCajun.com - A Louisiana Tradition

Long Beach Bayou Festival

Simi Valley Cajun/Creole Festival  

Bonne Musique Zydeco

 

Lisa Haley and the Zydekats

 

http://www.zydecoach.com

 

Bons Temps

Social Club of San Diego 

http://www.icajunzydeco.com/

 

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 -

http://www.myspace.com

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BeauSoleil's Cajun Band

 

The Northwest Zydeco Web

 

Zydeconews from Houston

 

www.bayoubrothers.net

 

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

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

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My daughter in Swinging in the Century

 

 

 

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Other Dance Links

LINDY BY THE SEA with Rusty Franks and Peter Flahiff

SoHo Dance LA is

officially opening

http://www.sohodancela.com/

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.

310-473-8187

info@sohodancela.com

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 Southern California Cajun & Zydeco 984th News * Mardi Gras – Fat Tuesday / Valentine’s Day

 

Fat Tuesday – Celebrate!!

 

And Happy Valentine’s Day!


 

Bonne Musique Zydeco Mardi Gras Events

 

Fat Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 6pm – 10pm, Ralph Brennan Jazz Kitchen, Downtown Disneyland District, 1590 Disneyland Dr., Anaheim, CA.

 

Saturday, March 3, 2018,  7 – 11pm, Ralph Brennan Jazz Kitchen, Downtown Disneyland District, 1590 Disneyland Dr., Anaheim, CA.


Farmers Market Mardi Gras - Zydeco Mudbugs / Bonne Musique Zydeco / Lisa Haley and the Zydekats / Eddie Baytos & the Nervous Brothers - Feb 10th thru Fat Tuesday February 13th

 


Mardi Gras With The Zydeco Mudbugs

 

 

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Tuesday Feb 13th – 6:00 to 10:00pm

 

St. Bernadette’s Mardi Gras Dinner and Dance

St. Bernadette Catholic Church

3825 Don Felipe Drive

Los Angeles, California 90008

 

In the Hall

 

Ticket cost: $45, includes Dinner of Traditional Creole Fare

Info:   David  (909) 527-0926 davidsousa@verizon.net

 

 

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February 16-18, 12:00 – 10:00 pm

 

Colorado Belle Mardi Gras Festival

 

Mark St Mary Louisiana Blues and Zydeco

David Sousa and The Zydeco Mudbugs

Live on the Loading Dock Stage on the Riverwalk

 

Colorado Belle

2100 S. Casino Drive

Laughlin, Nevada



Don’t Miss this years Grammy Winners Lost Bayou Ramblers  At this years Simi Valley’s Cajun & Blues Festival 5/26 & 5/27

www.simicajun.org

 

 

 

 

Check it out! Simi Valley’s Cajun & Blues Festival 5/26 & 5/27

www.simicajun.org / www.cajunbluesblog.com

Cajun & Zydeco Entertainers for 2018

Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band

Lost Bayou Ramblers – 2018 Grammy Winner

Kevin Naquin & Ossun Playboys

La Recolte

Lisa Haley & The Zydekats

Dennis G and the Zydeco Trail Riderz

Bo Dollis, Jr. & The Wild Magnolias

 

Blues Entertainers for 2018

Eddie Money

Dave Mason

Devon Allman Project with Duane Betts

Chambers Brothers

Lightnin' Willie

 3 Sista Blues - Deb Ryder, Shari Puorto and Kelly Z

 

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Quite an Amazing line up Gator By The Bay put together this year!!!!

Link:
https://www.gatorbythebay.com/music-2018-line-up-pre-2/

Headliners Include: 

Pine Leaf Boys
The Revelers
Horace Trahan & the Ossun Express
Keith Frank & The Soileau Zydeco Band
Dexter Ardoin
Earl Thomas Gospel Revival
Carolyn Wonderland Blues
Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers
Mr. Sipp 
Igor Prado with Whitney Shay 
Sonny Landreth
Shana Morrison

Grass-Roots marketing is the best if you could be so kind to copy and paste this into your Facebook page and share it with others to help spread the news...
https://www.gatorbythebay.com/music-2018-line-up-pre-2/

And Stay Tuned. Many more artists to be named soon!


San Diego Events:

Dear Friends of NOLAH,

 

Please help us reach our goal to fund modifications to disabled veterans' homes.  Tickets for this Friday's Mardi Gras Party at the Red Room Nightclub are on sale today only.  Tables for 4, 6 or 10 are 50% off at 

Eventbrite

.  Click on the ENTER PROMOTIONAL CODE button before ordering and enter the code "Rex50" for the discount.  For general admission tickets, enter "MardiGras" for $5 off of each ticket.  If you can't make the party, please consider a direct donation to the project at our website, nolah.org/donate. Our goal for this event is raise the additional $25,000 to finish the improvements to our veteran's home and begin our next project.  

 

Please pass this note along to anyone whom you may know that would be interested in celebrating Mardi Gras with lots of food, friends, music and a good deed done for our veterans.  The flier is attached, more details for the party are on our website and at Eventbrite.  Thank you for all you do for us!

 

Sincerely,

 

Dave

 

David Vaz

Chief Financial Officer

 

NOLAH, Inc.

  Rebuilding Homes...

     Restoring Communities

 

A Non-Profit Neighborhood Rebuilding Corporation

 

 

 

 

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MARDI GRAS SCHEDULE-FEBRUARY 2018

 

Let me know of additional events at Artmosphere, Grant Street, Pat’s Downtown 

Lafayette, Wurst Biergarten in Downtown, Dat Dog in Downtown, Iota, Mamou, Keith Frank and other.

 

Thursday Feb. 8

    Buck & Johnny’s, Breaux Bridge: Yvette Landry & Richard Comeaux: @ 7:00-10:00      

    Rock ‘n’ Bowl New Orleans: Chubby Carrier & Bayou Swamp Band @ 8:30 PM.

    Feed & Seed, Lafayette: Terry & Bad Boys @ 8:00 or 9:00

Friday Feb. 9

    LaPoussiere, Breaux Bridge: Steve Riley & Mamou Playboys @ 8:00 PM.

    Delta Grand Theatre, Opelousas: Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie @ 8:00.

    Feed & Seed, Lafayette: Horace Trahan & Ossun Express CD Release Dance @ 8:00

    Lakeview RV Park, north of Eunice: Joel Savoy w/ Jesse Lege & Friends @ 9:00 PM.

    Eunice Mardi Gras Dance: Jamie Bergeron & Kickin’ Cajuns @ 10:00 PM.

Saturday Feb. 10

    Buck & Johnny’s Zydeco Breakfast, Breaux Bridge: Gerard Delafose & Zydeco Gators

       @ 8:30-11:30 AM.

    Fred’s Lounge, Mamou: Donny Broussard & Louisiana Stars @ 8:30 AM-Noon.

    Gerry Spanger’s Mardi Gras King Cake Party in Breaux Bridge: Geno Delafose &

       French Rockin’ Boogie @ noon. BYOB + dish to share + donation for the music.

    LaPoussiere, Breaux Bridge: Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie @ 8:00 PM.

    Lakeview RV Park north of Eunice: Pine Leaf Boys @ 7:30-9:30 PM.

    Feed & Seed, Lafayette: Cedryl Ballou & Zydeco Trendsetters @ 8:00 or 9:00 PM.

    Grouse Room, Lafayette: Jamie Bergerson & Kickin’ Cajuns @ 9:30 PM.

    Wurst Biergarten, Downtown Lafayette: Joel Savoy w/ Sabra & the Get Rights @

       10:00-11:00 PM.

     Blue Moon, Lafayette: Lost Bayou Ramblers @ 10:30 PM.

Sunday Feb. 11

    LaPoussiere, Breaux Bridge: Jackie Vaillier/Ivy Dugas & Cajun Cousins @ 2:00 PM.

    Pat’s Atchafalaya, Henderson: Pine Leaf Boys @ 4:00-6:30 PM.

    Pat’s Atchalafaya, Henderson: Steve Riley & Mamou Playboys @ 7:00-10:00 PM.

    Whiskey River Landing, Henderson Levee: Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie

       @ about 4:00-4:30 PM.

    Downtown Eunice: Joel Savoy w/ Kyle Huval & Dixie Club Ramblers @ 4:00 PM.

    Feed & Seed, Lafayette: Stop the Clock western swing @ 6:00 to 9:00 PM.

    Lakeview RV Park north of Eunice: Leroy Thomas & Zydeco Roadrunners @ 9:00

    O’Darby’s, Carencro: Terry & Bad Boys @ 8:00 PM

    Blue Moon, Lafayette: Jourdan Thibodeaux et Les Retailers @ 9:00 PM.

    Artmosphere, Lafayette: Bonsoir, Catin @ 9:00 PM

    Artmosphere, Lafayette: The Revelers @ about 11:00 PM.

Monday Feb. 12

    LaPoussiere, Breaux Bridge: CFMA Mardi Gras Dance w/ Jesse Lege & Friends @

      7:00 PM.

    Holiday Lounge, Mamou: Joel Savoy w/ Kyle Huval & Dixie Club Ramblers @ 8:00.

    Pat’s Atchalafaya, Henderson: Foret Tradition @ ???

    Feed & Seed, Lafayette: Chubby Carrier & Bayou Swamp Band @ 9:00 PM.

    Dat Dog, Downtown Lafayette: Terry & Bad Boys @ 8:00 PM.

    Lakeview RV Park north of Eunice: Steve Riley & Mamou Playboys @ 9:00 PM.

    Mamou Street Dance: Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie @ 9:00 PM.

    Mojo’s @ Evangeline Downs Casino, Opelousas: Wayne Singleton & Same Ol’ 2-Step

      @ 9:00 PM.

     Blue Moon, Lafayette: The Pollies w/ Dylan LeBlanc & the Via tones @ 9:30 PM.

Tuesday Feb. 13—Mardi Gras Day

     Fred’s Lounge, Mamou: 8:30- noon w/ local Cajun band.

     Iota Mardi Gras Platform Dance: Leroy Thomas & Zydeco Roadrunners @ Noon-2:00

     LaPoussiere, Breaux Bridge: Horace Trahan & Ossun Express @ 1:00-4:00 PM.

     Eunice Street Dance: Steve Riley & Mamou Playboys @ 4:00 PM.

     Ruby’s Café, Eunice: Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie @ 6:00 PM.

     Downtown Eunice Street Dance: Leroy Thomas & Zydeco Roadrunners @ 6:30 PM.

     Beau’s Garage, Opelousas: Terry & Bad Boys @ 8:00 PM.


 

High Life Cajun Band

 

02/03/18

High Life at Villain's

 

Villains Tavern

10:00pm

Los Angeles, California

02/12/18

Lundi Gras with The High Life!

 

The Nugget Grill & Pub

5:00pm

Long Beach, CA

02/13/18

Mardi Gras at Enegren Brewing

 

Enegren Brewing Co

6:00pm

Moorpark, CA

02/22/18

Last Thursday of the Month Cajun Show

 

Krimsey's Cajun Kitchen

6:30pm

Los Angeles, CA

03/04/18

High Life in LBC

 

The Pike Restaurant and Bar

7:00pm

Long Beach, CA

03/24/18

Folkworks Folk/Roots Festival

 

Folkworks - Folk / Roots Festival Campaign

2:00pm

Los Angeles, CA

03/29/18

Last Thursday of the Month Cajun Show

 

Krimsey's Cajun Kitchen

6:30pm

Los Angeles, CA

 


Lisa Haley & the Zydekats

Lisa Haley & the Zydekats
GRAMMY Nominee – Americana/Cajun/Zydeco 
Celebrating 23 years as a band!

Happy Mardi Gras Everybody!! – Come Out & dance!!
We pray for a wonderful, blessed year for you all!

 

Love, Lisa & the Kats

 

 

Lisa Haley "Chicken Fiddler" Video – Almost 681,000 Youtube hits – and counting! B’gawk!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llHKUzjggg4 
- and on Nickelodeon “React To That!” http://www.nick.com/videos/clip/react-to-that-109-clip.html

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?
Help us spread “Zydecosis!!” Join our "Fest Quest Team" – see below for details! 

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

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

 

 

 

FEBRUARY 2018


SUNDAY 2.11.18 HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - 5:30PM
INTERNATIONAL FARMERS MARKET MARDI GRAS!
6333 W 3rd St, LA, CA 90036 x Fairfax - West Side Stage
Biggest Mardi Gras Celebration on the West Coast, Y’all!
http://www.farmersmarketla.com/

 

  

MAY 2018

 

 SATURDAY 5.26.18 SIMI VALLEY, CALIFORNIA
SIMI VALLEY CAJUN & BLUES FESTIVAL
Rancho Santa Susana Park, 5005 Los Angeles Ave, Simi Valley, CA 93063
http://www.simicajun.org/


SUNDAY 5.27.18 SIMI VALLEY, CALIFORNIA
SIMI VALLEY CAJUN & BLUES FESTIVAL

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

   

JULY

 
SATURDAY 7.28.18 - NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - 7PM
NOHO SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

 

AUGUST

  

SATURDAY 8.4.18 VENTURA, CALIFORNIA - 7:30PM
OLIVAS ADOBE

4200 Olivas Park Dr, Ventura, CA 92002
http://www.cityofventura.net/mus

 

 
MONDAY 8.20.18: - PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - 6PM MEMORIAL PARK CONCERT

85 E. Holly St, Pasadena, CA 91103
Indoors this year! Wood dance floor!
http://www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org/events/concerts-in-the-park

 

  

SEPTEMBER

 

 SATURDAY 9.29.18 IDYLLWILD, CALIFORNIA – 2:30PM
HOWL & YOWL FESTIVAL

LIVING FREE ANIMAL SANCTUARY FUNDRAISER

54250 Keen Camp Rd, Mountain Center, CA 92561

  

CAJUN PROVERB OF THE MONTH:
“A heart which holds true love

is more valuable than wealth.”

 

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!!


Here's a link to my web page calendar with upcoming shows.  Zydeco Trail Riderz - Shows

Zydeco Trail Riderz - Shows

Shows. Zydeco Trail Riderz, a world group from Los Angeles, CA

View on zydecotrailriderz.com

Thanks

Dennis G & the Zydeco Trail Riderz

Zydeco Trail Riderz

 


From Dana D

Hil folks..Happy Mardi Gras to all..Wanted to thank all those who came out to hear Andre Thierry do his thing last Sunday..Man was he on fire..from note one to he stopped 2 hours and 45 minutes later...Man, it just doesn't get any bette..Andre played all kinds of music, from Zydeco to old-time French Creole to even some Cajun stuff..NOBODY DOES IT BETTER THAN ANDRE!! He'll be  back in March on the 25th another Sunday...Speaking of Sundays many people have asked me why we switched from Fridays to Sundays..One big reason? more people come!! The vibe is not as rushed, we usually do potluck and have some food, and nobody seems to be rushed..on Some Fridays it just seems to be that..plus some people leave at like 10:15...I just like Sundays better to be honest and many people do as well.I know some folks like Fridays as well and havne't come but the numbers don't lie..

 

But don't be alarmed..we are doing a Friday this week, the 16th, with the Zydeco Flames, celebrating Lance and Lloyd's birthdays..we've done this a number of times and this might be the last one you never know? so we'll do a lesson at 8:30, music at 9..

 

AND another Friday night will be Geno Delafose and French Rockin' Boogie, from Eunice La..some folks have asked about advanced tickets, and I'm still not sure yet..they are a hassle to deal with..I won't go into why but they just are as some people try to take advantage of it..and yeah they do..so I'm still not sure yet..I'll let you know as the date gets nearer..thanks..Remember this is his ONLY BAY AREA APPERANCE..and he hasn't played here in 7 years!! again the price will be $25 bucks cash, no credit or debit cards..thanks..Help spread the word

Also the 25 of Feb, another Sunday will be the day for the Dance Workshop so we hope to see you there, which is the BEAT 2560 9th In Berkeley..again trying to keep it at a level above Basic Basic..so if you have any questions, let me know..We'll be doing a good hour of footwork to get you up to speed for Geno Delafose who will be at our Hall on March 9..He plays the older style which tends to be faster than the other stuff many bands play today..so we'll have to get up to speed..3-5 is the time and will be $15..

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Some sad news from our community..Mitch Lerch died of his injuries last week from his fall..He was new to Zydeco and a nice guy..And also Rosemary McNally passed away as well..She used to sell Cowboy Boots at the Hall, and came for a very long time, like a good 13 years..If I find out details on services I'll let you know..

 

Again Happy Mardi Gras to all..and Ash Wednesday as well..

 

Thanks for the support all these years..

 

Dana D..

zydecod@msn.com

 

 

EAGLES HALL

2305 ALAMEDA AVE.

ALAMEDA, CA. 94501

 

22+ YEARS OF ZYDECO/CAJUN/LOTS MORE

STILL GOING

 

 

FRIDAY-FEB. 16 ZYDECO FLAMES, CELEBRATING LLOYD AND LANCES' B-DAYS..

SUNDAY-FEB. 25 A ZYDECO DANCE WORKSHOP AT THE BEAT 2560 9TH, IN BERKELY, CA..3-5..

SUNDAY-MARCH 4 MOTORDUDE ZYDECO

FRIDAY-MARCH 9 GENO DELAFOSE AND FRENCH ROCKIN' BOOGIE $25 CASH AT THE DOOR

FRIDAY-TBD

SUNDAY-MARCH 25 ANDRE THIERRY

SUNDAY-APRIL 8 TBD

SUNDAY-APRIL 22 ANDRE THIERRY

SUNDAY-APRIL 29 RANDALL JACKSON MAKING HIS RETURN

 

 

THANKS

 

 


Andre Thierry Schedule

 

http://andrethierry.com/schedule/


Updates from

Simi Valley Cajun Music & Blues Festival Blog

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Affordable Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

By Simi Valley Cajun Music & Blues Festival Blogging Team on Feb 08, 2018 09:00 am

Learn how you can impress your date while sticking to a budget. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner!  If you haven’t already started to make plans, then time is of the essence.  However, planning a Valentine’s Day date can be rather difficult if you are strapped for cash.  Luckily, there are many activities that
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Learn How Consuming Spicy Foods Can Benefit Your Health
Snack on This Tasty, Cajun-Inspired Popcorn
More About New Orleans’ Music Traditions
Cajun Inspired Holiday Recipes
Interesting Louisiana Holiday Traditions

 

 


From Pattie Wells in San Diego

 

I write about dance for my website and include articles on Cajun and Zydeco dancing. Also, I update yearly an article on the Gator by the Bay in San Diego. I was wondering if you would be willing to add my website link to the "Other Dance Links" section on your website? If so, here is the info:

DanceTime.com (homepage)

Gator by the Bay

Cajun Dance Article

Zydeco Article

 

Best Regards,

Pattie Wells

 

B.A. Psychology, M.F.A. Creative Writing

Writer, Poet, Dance Educator

Master Dance Instructor

www.dancetime.com

www. dancetime.com/dance-talk

dancetime@gmail.com

619-275-3533 Business

 


 

Seattle News:

 

Tuesday-Wednesday | Davina & the Vagabonds

Davina & the Vagabonds are returning to Jazz Alley for two nights, bringing their swingin’ jazz, scorching blues, and funky roots with Davina’s amazing vocals and the band’s outstanding talent. It’ll take you right down to Bourbon Street! A great show, and truly worth a weeknight on the town. Details on the event page, and reserve your tix here.

 

Friday | Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble

All the way from Sunset, Louisiana, Curley and the band are about to throw another roof-raisin’, foot-stompin’, ecstatic-dancin’ good time at the Highway 99 Blues Club. Let ‘em know you’re coming at the event page, and get your tix here, yeah you right!

 

 

Upcoming…

 

Jan.30-31 | Davina & the Vagabonds details

Jazz Alley, 7:30pm

“New Orleans charm, Memphis soul swagger…”

 

Feb.2 | Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble

Highway 99 Blues Club, 8pm

 

Feb.11 | Country Two-step Workshop details

with Nancy & Sean

Swedish Club 6-8pm

 

Feb.16 | Gator Boy’s Juke Joint

Eagles Mother Aerie, 8pm dance

7:15pm Lesson with the Gator Boy

 

Details at GatorBoyProductions.com unless otherwise noted

 

 

Did you know?

 

The Gator Boy is also a Graphic Designer? That’s right, if you need a new logo, brochure, flyer, poster, web graphic, what have you, call Sean! Check out my online portfolio and/or email your queries.

 

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.

 

Get the latest dance news, cool dance vids and more by clicking "Like" on the Gator Boy Productions Facebook page -- help spread the gospel of zydeco!

 

 

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Long Beach Bayou 2017

 

Pine Leaf Boys Long Beach Bayou 2017 1

https://youtu.be/NvHAX1v8VaY

 

Pine Leaf Boys Long Beach Bayou 2017 2

https://youtu.be/BUUKXfWEdaE

 

Brian Jack & the Zydeco Gamblers at Long Beach Bayou 2017

https://youtu.be/YF3hmtQIYVE

 

T Broussard & the Zydeco Steppers 1 Long Beach Bayou 2017

https://youtu.be/64ZnZ5tEG1s

 

T Broussard & the Zydeco Steppers 2 Long Beach Bayou 2017

https://youtu.be/bQ2DUggLt4o

 

Mark St Mary Long Beach Bayou 2017

https://youtu.be/7Y0AIzeKun0

 

Seville and Company  Long Beach Bayou 2017

https://youtu.be/K_GC2HedDeI

 

 


Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival Here are a few videos:

 

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

https://youtu.be/uXsePOU13mI

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

https://youtu.be/Ko2L6sflMpc

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

https://youtu.be/HVGmOV5r_HU

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

https://youtu.be/Ul6sYjL_1cw

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

https://youtu.be/5qyzoMZG6WE


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

https://youtu.be/cBHNgcb31Io

 

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

https://youtu.be/cC4wKm0EtSQ

 

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

https://youtu.be/_3b0npXKth0

 

Chubby Carrier Gator by the Bay 2017 2

https://youtu.be/5gLPxFvNT8Q

 

Chubby Carrier Gator by the Bay 2017 1

https://youtu.be/vvkqwsFaMXY

 

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

https://youtu.be/0JP_6b1QH74

 

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

https://youtu.be/euWsLGbJ5lM


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

 

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

 

https://youtu.be/1fnjcjklJXM

 

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

 

https://youtu.be/Rnik2niBJ2A

 

La Recolte Cajun Music @ Long Beach Bayou 2016 3

 

https://youtu.be/UI0Cgc6_hqU

 

La Recolte Cajun Music @ Long Beach Bayou 2016 2

 

https://youtu.be/swU0PlPRrl4

 

La Recolte Cajun Music @ Long Beach Bayou 2016 1

 

https://youtu.be/Xd08LIyiobY

 

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

 

https://youtu.be/DY2RdyN4oF0

 

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

 

https://youtu.be/EnNQWadGq3c

 

Bonne Musique Zydeco at The Long Beach Bayou 2016 1

 

https://youtu.be/nzBbTSDsPCM

 

Bonne Musique Zydeco at The Long Beach Bayou 2016 2

 

https://youtu.be/eiZ2rJY4VxA


2016 Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival Videos

 

Jo-El Sonnier Simi Valley Cajun Biues Festival 2016 1

 

https://youtu.be/L4utPB4yn1E

 

Jo-El Sonnier Simi Valley Cajun Biues Festival 2016 2

https://youtu.be/KC1n4TegFnI

 

Jo-El Sonnier Simi Valley Cajun Biues Festival 2016 3

 

https://youtu.be/4sFrbEywsMc


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

 

https://youtu.be/2xw-67mORuQ


Chubby Carrier at Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival 2016 1

 

https://youtu.be/0P1hJDRjSus

 

Chubby Carrier at Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival 2016 2

 

https://youtu.be/JzELJmiGX-I

 

Chubby Carrier at Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival 2016 3

 

https://youtu.be/hfBt5ykqCD4


Dwayne Dopsie at Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival 2016 1

 

https://youtu.be/GeKXc8mr95k

 

Dwayne Dopsie at Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival 2016 2

 

https://youtu.be/4E_Gh8umNQs


Zydeco meets Lindy at the Simi Valley Cajun Blues festival 2016

Great dancing Robert Vangor  with your beautiful dance partner.

 

https://youtu.be/j9IJy-LYhNk

 


 

Leon Russel at the Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival 2016

 

https://youtu.be/20KSC16EPFc


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

 

https://youtu.be/Iz4eaWZLOU4

 

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

 

https://youtu.be/OStVuBlqMTU


Bonnie Musique Zydeco at Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival 1

 

https://youtu.be/ZOZOakolwBI

 

Bonne Musique Zydeco at Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival 2

 

https://youtu.be/5TVxpQ9BbBg


Barbara Morrison Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival 2016

 

https://youtu.be/cu-cZ1uRDl4

 

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)

https://youtu.be/hSTDHc2-PzM


Gator by the Bay 2016 Erin Brandt & AJ Gibbs

https://youtu.be/3Fui8c9zWEk


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

https://youtu.be/istWBNvkvV8

 


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

https://youtu.be/jo-zs0hSTbc


San Diego Gator by the Bay 2016 Bonsoir Catin

https://youtu.be/07DeiEVxejI


San Diego Gator by the Bay 2016 Bonsoir Catin Workshop 1

https://youtu.be/X-QZqRA1TJI


Gator by the Bay 2016 Cajun Zydeco Zydecobrad Curley Taylor 2

https://youtu.be/pMHa30gLuAY

 

 

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2g-UTqgapM

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xq1G1Nl6wZ4

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9r5MClnUpU

 

 


From Greg Benusa

http://www.ZydecoBlog.com

 

It's just a little Zydeco blog I keep posting stories on about upcoming zydeco

festivals... CD's... etc.. If people want to be notified for new

postings to the blog they can just subscribe on the right side of the

window on the web page.

gbenusa@pacbell.net

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Hey Brad....

Hope all is good in your neck of the woods :)

Can you share this web page link to the blog as I posted a new video

clip teaching the Zydeco Cha Cha line dance.

www.ZydecoBlog.com

 

Thanks,

-Greg

Greg Benusa New Zydeco & Cajun Dance Instruction DVD

Hey Brad,

Can you put out to your mail list that we just released an Advanced & Intermediate Zydeco Dance instruction / Workshop#3 DVD.

It covers the styles and moves you see in Texas & Louisiana. 

All the details about the DVD are at http://www.LearnZydeco.com

Thanks,

- Greg

New Zydeco & Cajun Dance Instruction DVD just released.  It's title

is Workshop #1 - Louisiana Dance Home School

Instructor Greg Benusa covers beginning Zydeco, Waltz, the Cajun Jig

& Two Step.  It breaks down the basics of each of these dances as

well as covers a few intermediate moves as well.

It covers alternative teaching styles that are used across the

country.  The music on the DVD are from the bands of Brian Jack,

Leroy Thomas, Noonie & The San Diego Cajun Playboy's.

Visit www.LearnZydeco.com for more details on the DVD and please pass

the word to new dancers who you think maybe interested.

It is currently available to purchase online at www.LearnZydeco.com

and will be sold through http://www.activevideos.com and probably Floyd's

Records in the near future.

Thank You. - Greg ph: 619-857-8409

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Violin Instructors Dr. Jim Sitterly and Grammy Nominated Lisa Haley

Violin Lessons on YouTube Go to YouTube.com and Search for zydecobrad + Violin


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

You may access the Southern California Cajun Zydeco Web Page at

http://Zydecobrad.com

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. To be removed from this email list, just ask.

Thank You,

Brad Sjoblom

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