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

/genodelafosefrb

 

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

https://youtu.be/It6h9pqPtrY

 

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

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

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

 

 

StarDanceStudios Salsa/Swing/Ballroom

Pasadena Ballroom Dance Association

 

 

 

 

Zydecobrad’s Southern California Cajun & Zydeco 976th News * Theo & Zydeco Patrol! @ Golden Sails Sunday December 10th 4:30 to 7:30pm LB

Don’t miss the Theo & Zydeco Patrol!

 

Coming up at the Golden Sails in Long Beach

Sunday December 10th,  2017   -- 4:30 to 7:30 pm

 

Golden Sails Hotel

   6285 East Pacific Coast Hwy

   Long Beach, CA 90803

 

Admission: $10 at the door

 

Info: Dempsey (562) 396-1132 bontemppappion@aol.com

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

 

Kids welcome! Families, singles welcome! 

Tasty food available at reasonable prices at 

the hotel restaurant which opens at 5 pm.

 

Kids welcome! Families, singles welcome! 

Tasty food available at reasonable prices at 

the hotel restaurant which opens at 5 pm

 


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!


Winter Jam at Mr Joe's

Jam Session for Cajun, Creole, and Country Cajun and Gumbo too!

Bring your instruments and join us in making some holiday melody.

Dec 16th 1 pm. 

RSVP 310-463-6434

 

Joe's

7661 Fern Street

Rosemead, CA 91770


Guy Martin 

Wenzel

Guy Martin Design, Ltd.

Direct: (310) 463-6434

www.guymartindesign.com


The Crawdaddio’s - Crawfish Boil

December 17th Sunday 5pm

24701 Del Prado Ave

Dana Point, CA 92629

 

http://danapointstillwater.com/v2014/

Hi Dancers,

Everyone had such a good time last month, Stillwater is giving us another night of Zydeco.  The dance instructor will be Greg Benusa from San Diego.  I was lucky enough to take six lessons from him 15 years ago and fell in love with the music and the dance.  There will be one 1/2 hr. lesson @ 4:30 and another 1/2 hr. lesson after the first set.  Cost is $10 per person for the hour.   A crawfish boil will be offered along with their regular menu.  So, get those dancing shoes on and come learn a new dance you can do to country music as well!

 

 


San Diego Events:

Saturday December 9th
Ken Boozer Tribute

Balboa Park War Memorial Building..
http://www.icajunzydeco...com/btsc-events/

 

May I tell you what perfection looks and sounds like....the December Nights Bon Temps Social Club/Gator by the Bay Stage at December Nights....that's what! My feelings of gratitude and joy at the out pouring of community for this event elevated and humbled me. I can't thank the set up and break down committee enough for showing up early and staying late. What a feeling of respect and commitment we have in our little family and Zyde-lots, Blues lovers and Bon Temps Socialites!  To everyone who pitched in to make this  "a perfect event" I thank you! Everyone involved showed their Bon Temps colors and we made a very big impact on the attendees and I know we encouraged many people to take notice of our club and Gator. I understand we passed out about 700 flyers and more cards then we can count. Congratulations on reminding San Diego what Bon Temps means. Those parades were off the hook! The talent we had on that stage put on their "A" show and I couldn't stop dancing even though I considered it several times. My Fitbit watch recorded over 30,000 steps both Friday and Saturday. Exhilaration best describes those numbers! So Wow! We are good - this Bon Temps family of mine! Thank you! Peter

 

Peter Oliver Productions, Inc.

2326 India St. 
San Diego, CA 92101

619-920-1109

 

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From Dick Brainard

 

*Portland Waterfront Blues Fest

The 5-day Festival “Zydeco Buddy Pass” is now available. To purchase go to www.tickettomato.com/event/4639

Again the WBF runs Friday, June 30 thru Tuesday, July 4. Cajun & zydeco music will be Friday from 6-11 PM, & all days Saturday & Sunday w/

Chubby Carrier, Donna Angelle, Pine Leaf Boys, Revelers, Jeffery Broussard, Cedryl Ballou & TooLoose.

Go to www.waterfrontbluesfest.com for the entire lineup.

At this point the best accommodation deals are probably thru airb&b, & use of Uber for local transportation to & from the fest.

 

 

*Week between Christmas & New Year’s

I have already booked bands & venues for this week. The lineup is great.

  *Chubby Carrier at Feed & Seed, Dec. 27

  *Roy Carrier Tribute w/ Dikki Du, Corey Ledet & Jeffery Broussard, at Feed & Seed, Dec. 28

  * Horace Trahan at LaPouissere, Dec. 29

*Curley Taylor at Buck & Johnny’s Saturday Zydeco Breakfast, Dec. 30

  *The Pine Leaf Boys at LaPouissere, Dec. 30

  *Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys at a brand new venue, New Year’s Eve

The Ramada Inn rate will be the same. The reservation code will be New Year’s Zydeco Group Rate

 

 

Here is the link to purchase tickets for the Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie for New Year’s Eve Dance ---  https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3161466

 Thanks!  Call me if you need anything else.

 Merci,


Just returned from Lafayette where I attended Rodney Bernard’s celebration singing & playing zydeco & rock ‘n’ roll for 72 years. It was a fun event with 12-15 bands rotating during the afternoon & evening at Cowboys. Cowboys is now a non-smoking venue—it is sooo nice not to have cigarette fumes in the air.

I stayed at our new accommodation—Fairfield Inn. It is so much nicer than Ramada Inn. I had a king bed room with a walk-in shower—what a luxury—big stream of hot water made me linger.

The hotel is a bit difficult to access as you have to cross the southbound highway lanes with high speed—non-stop traffic coming at you. Safer to turn left at Willow, then right onto the frontage road up to the hotel.

We left the Ramada Inn  in the nick of time! It is now under management by a family from India and the name is “Value Inn,” or such.

So far we have filled 45 rooms at Fairfield Inn—the hotel  has only 90 rooms—so make your reservations soon. Emily (manager) is looking forward to seeing so many of us again.

Also just sent the NYE ticket link for the Geno Delafose dance at Vermilionville. So far no other venue has posted a NYE event, but I imagine Chris Ardoin will play Warehouse 535, & the Pine Leaf Boys will likely play Artmosphere.

We will have a special guest singer for the Zydeco Breakfast w/ Curley Taylor at Buck & Johnny’s NYE morning—you won’t want to miss it.

And we are working on a special guest musician to play a few tunes w/ Horace Trahan at LaPoussiere on the 29th.—think “big cowboy hat.”

 


*Week between Christmas & New Year’s in Lafayette, LA—Dec. 27-Dec. 31

Bands & venues are already booked for this week. The lineup is great.

    *Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band; at Feed & Seed, Dec. 27

    *Roy Carrier Tribute w/ Dikki Du, Terry & the Bad Boys & Jeffery Broussard; at Feed & Seed, Dec. 28

    *Horace Trahan & the New Ossun Express; at LaPouissere, Dec. 29

    *Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble; at Buck & Johnny’s Saturday Zydeco Breakfast, Dec. 30

    *The Pine Leaf Boys at LaPouissere, Dec. 30

    *Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys will play a brand new venue (to be announced) for New Year’s Eve

    *Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie will play Vermilionville New Year’s Eve

    *Possibly Chris Ardoin & NuStep at Warehouse 535 for New Year’s Eve

The Ramada Inn rate of $65/night + tax will be the same. The reservation code will be “New Year’s Zydeco Group Rate”

 

Mardi Gras Weekend—stay tuned

 

*    

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


Lisa Haley & the Zydekats

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

Give Thanks! – Come Out & dance!!
In this season of Thankfulness, we want to thank YOU, our faithful

“Club Zydecosis!” Fans, for your encouragement and

< span style="font-size:16.0pt;color:#FF3333;">Spreading of the Word about our Joyful music!!

We are booking now for 2018! Lots of new shows coming up!

 

Love, Lisa & the Kats

  

Lisa Haley "Chicken Fiddler" Video – Almost 680,000 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

 

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

  

SEPTEMBER 2018

 

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:
“Kindness costs nothing and buys everything.”

 

HUGE BUNCH of 2017 & 2018 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 9th album 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 peopl e 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:

< ![if !supportLists]>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!!

 


From Dana D

Hi folks..wanted to thank all those people who came out to the Dance Workshop last Sunday..a good number of people, we had only 1 extra lady, the odds were nice, and good 2+hours of dancing in front of a mirror with footwork, then couples moves..Lisa Lee did a great job of leading too..It was fun, and the 2 hours sure went by fast..Many People always say "Wow, you're really a good teacher and dancer" if they haven't taken the classes Lisa and I offered for YEARS!! But they find out how much dancing they can do with some teaching, and most of all, PRACTICE!! I still do it every day even if my feet are bad...Sadly the one thing that Zydeco lacks in my professional opinion is that many dancers get stuck on their easy two-three dance moves and never venture out..Oh they find out when the take other dance forms like West Coast, Tango, Ballroom, etc..how much there is to learn..and there is..I love teaching, and I hope this workshop will inspire a lot of people to want to come back to relearn, get the rust off, learn new ways of moving their body, and be so stuck on one or two ways of doing this..Zydeco dancing has a rep in some dance circles as being very Basic, which it is in some ways..People just get stuck is all..There are many ways of doing Zydeco dancing just like every other dance form...If I get a good enough repsonse, which I did on Sunday, we'll start doing the workshops more frequently..and get some folks up to speed..Really to all those who came a heartfelt thanks..I had a great time..

 

The schedule is also out..We have a bunch of Sunday dances coming, this Sunday with Andre Thierry..In my opinion, Andre is the best Zydeco/French Creole has to offer..He does it all literally..So the doors will be about 5, music around 5:45 or so..tis a potluck too so we hope to have you bring something but don't fret if you do..No drinks please..thanks..

 

Then we'll have the Zydeco All-Stars for our dance before Christmas..Then MDZ with special guest Annie Staniac, something many people are looking forward to..The Zydeco Flames will make their return to our Hall the first week in Jan..

 

Also, in Jan..we are really happy to have Randall Jackson coming out to California to make his accordion playing debut here in Cali..Randall is Chubby Carriers Bass Player, but is also a wonderful accordion player in his own right.He plays lots of the older stuff I like, Boozoo, John, Beau, etc..and is really a talented guy..So we hope to see you there..

 

And if that ain't enough, the next two Sundays after Randall are Andre and Curley Taylor..Man, Sunday Zydeco is happening at the Eagles Hall..if that doesn't make you like Zydeco, with those guys  plus the Flames?? then people just don't like Zydeco Music..lol..Help spread the word..

 

 

 thanks, We'll see you on Sunday with Andre..

Zydecod@msn.com

EAGLES HALL

2305 ALAMEDA AVE

ALAMEDA, CA.

22 YEARS OF ZYDECO/CAJUN MUSIC AND DANCING

SCHEDULE:

 

SUNDAY-DECEMBER 10 ANDRE THIERRY

SUNDAY-DECEMBER 17 ZYDECO ONE NIGHTERS

NO DANCE SCHEDULED FOR CHRISTMAS WEEKEND

FRIDAY-DECEMBER 29 MOTORDUDE ZYDECO WITH SPECIAL GUEST ANNIE STANIAC

FRIDAY-JANUARY 5 ZYDECO FLAMES

SUNDAY-JANUARY 14 RANDALL JACKSON,  MAKING HIS CALIFORNIA DEBUT

SUNDAY-JANUARY 21 ANDRE THIERRY

SUNDAY-JANUARY 28 CURLEY TAYLOR AND ZYDECO TROUBLE

 


Andre Thierry Schedule

 

http://andrethierry.com/schedule/


Updates from

Simi Valley Cajun Music & Blues Festival Blog

Contents:

How You Benefit from Attending Live Concerts and Music Festivals

By Simi Valley Cajun Music & Blues Festival Blogging Team on Nov 30, 2017 09:00 am

New study shows that getting out and attending concerts and music festivals is actually good for you. A new study out of Australia suggests that people who engage with music by attending concerts and dancing along are actually happier.  The study entitled “ If You’re Happy and You Know It: Music Engagement and Subjective Wellbeing,”
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Cajun Cooking Facts

By Simi Valley Cajun Music & Blues Festival Blogging Team on Nov 28, 2017 09:00 am

Learn more about Cajun cuisine. Cajun food is the rich, spicy, and delicious food coming out of Louisiana.  While many enjoy the taste of this type of cooking, they may not realize that this type of cooking in couched in history and tradition.  If you love Cajun food or if you’re simply interested in this
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More to read:

Perfect Songs for Your Thanksgiving Playlist
Cajun-Inspired Thanksgiving Recipes
Common Thanksgiving Traditions Explained
Unique Louisiana Thanksgiving Traditions
5 Reasons to Get Your Child Involved in Music

 


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:

Wednesday | Hump-a-day Dancing

                                         

Nov.29 | Zydeco Rex + Lykes to Dance Turns 25! | Highway 99 Blues Club | 8pm

MaryLee Lykes has been reaching out and teaching people to dance now for a quarter century, can you believe it?! She mentored the Gator Boy as I began my teaching career, and provided me the opportunity and expert guidance to learn and thrive – for which I will be forever grateful. So many of us have been touched and encouraged by MaryLee, and you can celebrate her wonderful spirit and community support Wednesday night while you dance yourself happy to the sounds of Zydeco Rex. Details GatorBoyProductions.com and MaryLee’s FB event page

 

Nov.29 | Dance Party | Swedish Club | 7pm

Also there’s a class party for Northwest Dance Network Wednesday 7-9:30pm at Swedish Club, where there will be fun frolicking to the sounds of Lilli Ann and Zachariah as well as some brief instructor demos of upcoming 2018 classes. All are welcome. More info nwdance.net


Dance | The Perfect Gift

 

Need a little somethin’-somethin’ for that special someone? Why, how about the gift of dance? Gator Boy gift certificates are a handsome, thoughtful present that’ll keep on giving. Spread your joy and love of dance with those you adore!

 

Contact Sean for details

Single lesson: $75

Three lessons: $200

Special group and package deals available, just ask!

 

Details at GatorBoyProductions.com (click on “private lessons” link)


Upcoming | Holiday Hoedowns

 

Dec.3 | Cajun Fiddle Workshop with Lisa Ornstein, 3-4:30pm | email Katherine for details

 

Dec.9 | Swamp Soul @ Eagles Mother Aerie, 8pm, lesson with MaryLee Lykes 7pm

 

Dec.15 | Gator Boy’s Juke Joint Holiday Extravaganza @ Eagles Mother Aerie, 8pm

Santa Swings! lesson with Sean, 7:15pm

Awesome faves from the past year and the best holiday dance tunes with DJ Gator Boy

Plus command performance by Rockin’ Ronni & Her Holiday Hellcats

Rumor has it Santa Claus himself will be paying a visit!

RSVP at the FB event page and spread the word

 

Dec.16 | The Buckaroosters @ Leif Erikson Hall, 8pm, lesson 7pm

 

Dec.31 | New Year’s Eve Celebration & Dance by NW Dance Network @ Leif Erikson Hall

with Little Bill & the Blue Notes — sold out last year, get your tix today here!

 

Details GatorBoyProductions.com


In Other News…

 

Private Lessons…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, group lessons, DJ services, and special events, email Sean for more info.

 

Donovan Design…Time to freshen up your look? Need a sweet new logo, brochure, flyer or poster? Call Sean! That's right, dance instructor by night, professional graphic designer by day. Please check out my online portfolio and let me know if I can be of service to you or someone you know. Thank you kindly.

 

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

 


ALLONS ZYDECO!

The mission of Seattle Zydeco Events Network (Seattle ZEN, est. September 12, 2000) is to promote zydeco events in and around Seattle by providing regular, accurate, and comprehensive information in an effort to continually expand and energize Seattle's zydeco community. This service is brought to you by Sean Donovan and Gator Boy Productions.

The Gator Boy loves his subscribers, but knows things sometimes change. To unsubscribe from this list, simply reply to this email and let me know, no questions asked.
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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

Live Life to the Fullest / One Day At a Time 

 

 

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