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.

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

http://zydecola.blogspot.com/

 

www.bayoutalk.com 

 

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

 

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

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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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Terrance Simien and his Grammy

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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 SoCal Cajun & Zydeco Website for Cajun / Zydeco Entertainment

 


 

Last Nights Videos (1/20) of Blake Miller and the Old Fashioned Aces
at StillWater Spirits & Sounds in Dana Point

 

1.   https://youtu.be/_E3IX2mUCsU

2.   https://youtu.be/_vvCVgEn1mw

3.   https://youtu.be/-vGwHmHsZoQ



As the grandson of the world-renowned Cajun accordion-builder Larry Miller. 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.  “This is what I grew up with. I thought everyone listened to Cajun music all the time,” Miller says. 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.
Having played widely throughout the U.S. and traveling all over the world in his 32 years, as founding member of Pine Leaf Boys and member of the Red Stick Ramblers 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. 
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.“My favorite places to play are the old opera houses and the dance halls. The places with low ceilings, dark, not always good sound. The grittier places.”
What inspires and drives Miller 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!”




 

Feb 10th  2019 Sunday

 Ruben Moreno and the Zydeco Re-Evolution!
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!


 

March 3rd,  2019 Sunday

Miguel Fontenot
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!


 

April 14th 2019 Sunday

Andre Thierry 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!


SAN DIEGO EVENTS:

 

You might wonder why this is important but that could be because you haven’t priced a nice dance venue lately.  Our membership in the IDA (Internatonal Dance Assoc.) allows us to use the War Memorial Building and the Balboa Park Club for FREE for our monthly dances!  That’s a huge benefit to the club!  One way we can repay the City is to take part in the once-a-year Festival (and that’s where YOU come in):

 

We need volunteers to help out at the International Dance Festival, Sunday, February 10th.

The Bon Temps Social Club will have a booth there from 11am-5pm.  We will give a dance lesson from 3:00-3:30, hosted by your dance coordinator, Bill Corwin along with Amy Cordes.  Renee will be at the booth most of the time but would love to have your company and the chance to step away and see what else is happening at the Festival.  Vendor booths typically offer interesting jewelry, crafts, dance garb, etc.

 

The most important times to help would be:

 

2-2:30pm -----help hand out flyers just outside 

3:-3:30pm ----during the lesson

5pm ------------to help pack up

 

Any part you can volunteer for would be appreciated!

 

Bill

 

NOTE:  This is a nice relaxed Festival and a good way to wind down after a night of zydeco to the sounds of Ruben Moreno on Saturday, Feb. 9th.  Note the once-a-year change of venue for this dance:  The Balboa Park Club NOT the War Memorial Building.  Hope to see you at both events!

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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/

From Dick Brainard:

A room at the Fairfield Inn for Mardi Gras time is becoming scarce (see notice below) so book asap! If you can’t get what you want then ask Julie to put you on the wait list as there are always a few  cancellations at the last minute. And it may be possible for her to get you a room thru Emily at the Holiday Inn across the parking lot at the same price but without breakfast.

I’m still waiting for some venues to post their music schedules & will send a final music notice in early February.

The Revelers are excited to have their first ever gig at Feed & Seed Saturday evening, March 3 and will likely fill the place to its max, as did Steve Riley between Christmas & New Year. Susan Nini, the manager, will again go all out for us.

The Saturday Zydeco Breakfast at Buck & Johnny’s was also super crowded between Christmas & New Year with their first ever (I think) waiting line to get in, so be advised as this will be a popular venue before  everyone heads to Gerry Spanger’s Mardi Gras party at noon. And please remember to drop some cash in the event jar at Gerry’s event to help cover the band.

It will be a GREAT weekend! Look forward to seeing everyone.

Dick

*****

Hi Dick, 

We have had some great pick up for Mardi Gras!  As of right now I only have Kings and Suites available.  The total room nights at this point are at 357!!!  WOW!!  At this time I am the only person making reservations on property due to the limited number of rooms available.  Hope all is well and we will see you all soon!!

Julie Chamberlain

Assistant General Manager

Fairfield Inn & Suites I-10

Lafayette, LA

gm@lftfi.com

P: 337-235-9898

F: 337-233-2008


 

FIRST CUT--MORE TO COME

2019 MARDI GRAS WEEKEND DANCE EVENTS in Louisiana

 

Thursday Feb. 28

*Corey Ledet Zydeco Band @ Feed & Seed; 8-11 PM

 

Friday Mar. 1

*Steve Riley & Mamou Playboys @ LaPoussiere; 8-11 PM

*Horace Trahan & the Ossun Express @ Feed & Seed; 8-11 PM

*Flow Tribe (Louisiana Funk) @ R‘n’B LFT: 9:30 PM

 

Saturday Mar. 2

*Gerard Delafose & Zydeco Gators @ Buck & Johnny’s in Breaux Bridge; 8:30-Noon

*Gerry Spanger’s Mardi Gras Party-321 Baldwin St., Breaux Bridge w/ Geno Delafose

  & French Rockin’ Boogie; Noon-4 PM. In case of rain event will be at LaPoussiere

  Bring food to share, plus your own cooler of drinks & lawn chairs, & a big

  financial contribution to help defray cost of the band.

*Lakeview RV Park-Hwy 13 north of Eunice; Pine Leaf Boys @ 7:30 PM; Horace

  Trahan & Ossun Express @ 10 PM

*Steve Riley & Mamou Playboys @ Mamou Street Dance outside Fred’s Lounge; 3 PM

*Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie @ LaPoussiere; 8-11 PM

*The Revelers @ Feed & Seed; 8-11 PM

*Fulfilled @ Blue Moon; 10 PM

 

Sunday Mar. 3

*Terry & the Bad Boys @ Vermilionville; 1-4 PM

*Pat’s next to the levee in Henderson; Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie; 4 PM

   followed by Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys; 7 PM

*Chubby Carrier @ R‘n’B LFT; 5:30-8:00 PM

*Leroy Thomas & Zydeco Roadrunners @ Lakeview RV Park, Hwy 13 north of Eunice;

  8 PM

 

Monday Mar. 4

*Terry & the Bad Boys @ Feed & Seed; 8-11 PM

*Wayne Toups @ R’n’B LFT; 9:30 PM

 

Tuesday Mar. 5

*Iota Platform Dance; Leroy Thomas & Zydeco Roadrunners; 10 AM-Noon

*Eunice Street Dance; Steve Riley & Mamou Playboys; 4 PM

*Ruby’s Café-Eunice; Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie; 6

 

 


From Dana D. Alameda, CA


Hi everyone..Wanted to say thanks to all who came out to hear Blake Miller, the Old FAshioned Aces, with guest Billy Wilson and Andre Thierry..Wow, was it a good show..Not a bad turnout either..The music was great from the soundcheck till we finished..The band, with Billy and Andre, providing the bottom and push and drive, really sounded great..They reminded of hearing guys like Danny Poullard and Joe Simien, who both played in that older school style..The whole night sounded great, and not one complaint..And people even complimented me on how great the sound not only was, but the volume was great!! it was just a wonderful night all the way around it was just that simiple..They played all their other gigs with a 3 piece and sounded good too, but for my money, put togethrer a really good rhythm section like Billy and Andre, it can't be beat..and it wasn't..So thanks to all who came..

 

This Sunday, yet another All-Star collaboration with Annie Staninec, and her Zydeco Boys, featuring Billy Wilson, LLoyd Meadows, Timm Walker, Jim Scott, and special guest Andre Thierry on drums yet again!! Man, THIS band is just as good as the band I just talked about..Tight, all have played together, and all know each other and can just play French Creole/Zydeco/Cajun/Swing/Blues and more!! Annie is a really talented young lady and the guys backing her are just as talented..We are so blessed to have them here and get to hear them a lot..No other dance scene in the country outside of La./Texas has what we do here, and they never have..We've been so lucky to have talented folks who have taken this music up and play it..All the folks who play Eagles are not amateurs, or folks in it for a hobby, but professionals through and through..So thanks for those who come who get that..Really..Doors at 5, music at 5:45ish with a potluck if you want to bring some food but not drinks..and if you bring food try and bring some utensils too..Thanks..

 

Next Week, we will go back to Fridays for a couple of weeks as the Flames are going to be there, celebrating Lloyds and Lance's Birthdays, as they have done for a good 10+ years now..Flames  haven't been at the Hall for months now so we hope to see you there..

 

Then on Feb. 8, Ruben Moreno, from Houston, Tx..will be there.and the show will start at 8:30!!! for those folks who  have been dogging me to start earler..So here you go..

 

Lastly I wanted to thank Terry and Susan Carlisle, Chupoo Dourssearu, and Gilbert Love for celebrating their birthdays two weeks ago to Blakes band..Susans cupcakes were wonderful to behold and taste..It was really a cool birthday circle and one that lasted a while too!!!! So thanks for coming down and doing it right..!!

 

Am sorry the Saints and In my mind the Chiefs got screwed, so the Super Bowl looks boring to me but I just don't either team at all. We'll see you on Sunday hopefully..

 

Thanks for all the support..tell some folks about what we do..

 

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

Dana D..

zydecod@msn.com

 

 EAGLES HALL

2305 ALAMEDA AVE.

ALAMEDA,CA..94501

 

23+ YEARS OF ZYDECO/CAJUN/AND MORE

GOING STRONG:

 

 

 

SUNDAY-JANUARY 27 ANNIE STANINAC AND HER ZYDECO BOYS, FEATURING BILLY, ANDRE, TIMM WALKER, LLOYD, AND JIM SCOTT

 

FRIDAY-FEB. 1 ZYDECO FLAMES CELBREATING LLOYD AND LANCES' BIRTHDAY'S

 

FRIDAY-FEB 8 RUBEN MORENO AND HIS ZYDECO BAND, FROM HOUSTON TEXAS

 

SUNDAY-FEB.17 ANDRE THIERRY

 

FRIDAY-SUNDAY-NO DANCE

 

SUNDAY-MARCH 3 ANDRE THIERY,  FOR OUR MARDI GRAS DANCE

 

 

THERE WILL BE MORE ONCE I CONFIRM THEM..THANK SO MUCH AGAIN....

 

 

 


 

 

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!”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kNWY_3UxmY

Lisa Haley "Chicken Fiddler" Video – Over 684,000 Youtube hits – and counting! B’gawk!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llHKUzjggg4

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

  

SATURDAY 4.13.19: WEST L.A., CA

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

 

SATURDAY 5.25.19: SIMI VALLEY, CA

30th Annual SIMI VALLEY CAJUN & BLUES FESTIVAL

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

http://www.simicajun.org/

  

SUNDAY 5.26.19: SIMI VALLEY, CA

30th ANNUAL SIMI VALLEY CAJUN & BLUES FESTIVAL

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

  

CAJUN PROVERB OF THE MONTH:
“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!!

 


Seattle Events

DJ Gator back on the job

Jan.18 | Gator Boy’s Juke Joint

Kick up your heels at the first 3rd Friday dance of the new year! In support of zydeco artist Sean Ardoin, up for two possible Grammys this year, we’ll learn and film his new Zydeco Kicks line dance during the lesson. And DJ Gator will take over at 8pm and spin the groove out of you with soulful music to delight your ears and make you wanna dance! Lesson 7:15pm, dance 8-11pm at Eagles Mother Aerie. RSVP to the Facebook event and/or find details at GatorBoyProductions.com

 

Live from Louisiana!

Feb.10 | The Revelers

Grammy-nominated and created by founding members of both the Red Stick Ramblers and Pine Leaf Boys, The Revelers bring you a sweet and potent Louisiana tonic of swamp-pop, Cajun, country, blues, and zydeco. Deftly mixing accordion, fiddles, saxophones, and guitars, this versatile and super-talented band have got the good-time groove down pat, and their down home rhythms will keep you on the dance floor all night long. Come see for yourself, you'll be mighty glad you did! P.S. Plus it'll be The Revelers' saxophonist Chris Miller's birthday! RSVP to The Revelers Facebook event and/or find details at GatorBoyProductions.com

 

Celllll-a-bration child

Feb.15 | Gator Boy’s Juke Joint

In addition to the normal groovy goodness spun by your host, DJ Gator, we’ll be celebrating the birth of Miss MaryLee Lykes at the February Juke Joint. Mark your calendar and stay tuned for more fabulous details.

 

Hot Links | The Gator Boy also recommends…

Feb.2 Rainy City Riff Raff at Polish Hall NW Dance

Celebrating Nancy Fry’s birthday!

 

Upcoming…

  

Jan.13 | New classes continue (ok to start 2nd week)

Beginning Waltz, Zydeco, and Country Two-step

with Nancy Fry & Sean Donovan info

 

Jan.18 | Gator Boy’s Juke Joint

Kick up your heels at the first Juke Joint of the new year

with DJ Gator

 

Feb.8 | Honky Tonk Sweethearts

Third Place Commons

 

Feb.10 | The Revelers

Live from Louisiana, save the date!

5pm at Eagles Mother Aerie

 

Feb.15 | Gator Boy’s Juke Joint

Mardi Gras month! with DJ Gator

plus birthday celebration for MaryLee!

 

Feb.16 | Filé Gumbo

Conway Muse

 

Feb.23 | Bayou Envie

Falls City

 

Mar.1,8,&15 | CrashDancer Zydeco Workshops

with the Gator Boy

 

Mar.15 | Gator Boy’s Juke Joint

at Eagles Mother Aerie

 

Mar.30-31 | Weekend Dance Workshop

with Northwest Dance Network

Save the date! Details soon…

 

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!

 

 

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.


Hello Brad and Guy!

 I just came across your site while doing some research for my website, and it is so great to see the Cajun culture being promoted out in California!  I live in Sorrento, La and have been Cajun dancing as long as I can remember.  I teach Cajun Dance lessons here locally, and I recently created an online version of my Introduction to Cajun Dance class.  The class includes the basics of the waltz, two-step, and shuffle and also has a bit of history thrown in.  I thought I would contact ya’ll to connect and give you the information for the class in case anyone in California may be interested!  The class is brand new, so any feedback, reviews or suggestions will be much appreciated!

 Information about the course can be found here: https://likeacajun.com/courses/introduction-to-cajun-dance/

 Thanks and keep up the awesome work!

 😊 Kerry

     Kerry J Villnuve

    Like A Cajun LLC

    225-229-1280

    info@LikeACajun.com | LikeACajun.com


Updates from

Simi Valley Cajun Music & Blues Festival Blog

Contents:

Cajun Recipe for National Soup Month

By Simi Valley Cajun Music & Blues Festival Blogging Team on Jan 17, 2019 09:00 am

Let’s get zesty this January! January is National Soup Month!  In honor of this month, you should whip up a delicious pot of soup for all your loved ones to enjoy.  Want a tasty twist on a comforting favorite?  Then try out this recipe for Cajun chicken noodle soup. Cajun Chicken Noodle Soup Serves: 4
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More to read:

How You Can Give Back This Holiday Season
Try Out This Cajun Inspired Recipe This Thanksgiving
How to Ensure that Your Trick-or-Treaters Stay Safe This Halloween
Celebrate National Pizza Month Cajun Style!
Best Music Activities for Young Children

 


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

Here is a YouTube Video of Andre and the Band

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjAZ_zkHWL8


Long Beach Bayou Festival videos of the festival:

 

Acadien Cajun Band Long Beach Bayou 2018 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21gLj793wPM

 

Acadien Cajun Band Long Beach Bayou 2018 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mf4oLDAcMSk

 

Acadien Cajun Band Long Beach Bayou 2018 3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_1cheAiaRI

 

Acadien Cajun Band Long Beach Bayou 2018 4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKRoszcW9LE

 

Jeffrey Broussard Long Beach Bayou festival 2018

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXAi1xGLkN4

 

JoJo Reed Long Beach Bayou 2018

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TapruUAFI3E


2018 Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival

 

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kNWY_3UxmY

 

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cza_l4TvfAA

 

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZQP0ynIADE

 

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmq9Rk6ePHI

 

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_gOQd36UiY

 

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXNLlBptDFM

 

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSu-OkQL8Os

 

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAaBpuepkuM

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKTX3ybrpro

 

La Recolte 1 - 2018 Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKTAgMstTPc

 


 

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

 


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

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

 

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

Live Life to the Fullest / One Day At a Time 

 

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