Zydecobrad's Cajun & Zydeco Dancing in Los Angeles

 

 

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

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

Thanks, Brad Sjoblom

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/

 

Ragin Cajun Restaurant

https://www.ragincajuncafe.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  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqYpwTjTw58

My daughter in Swinging in the Century

 

 

 

 

 

Terrance Simien and his Grammy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Dance Links

LINDY BY THE SEA with Rusty Franks and Peter Flahiff

SoHo Dance LA is

officially opening

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

YouTube Channel  Brad Sjoblom

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnTCUs2dN5B_hwWjrTfMrTQ/videos?view=0&sort=p&flow=grid


 

Happy Mardi Gras!!

 

BlackCat Zydeco Dwight Carrier

 

French Quarter Schedule

Fat Tuesday Feb 25th

5pm Until ????

 

The French Quarter Creole Bar & Grill

16728 Bellflower Blvd

Bellflower, CA 90706

 

Admission: $? Call 562-804-0200 for more Details

 


 

Lisa Haley and the Zydekats

SATURDAY 2.22.2020: LOS ANGELES, CA - we play 6PM

31st Anniversary 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/

 


San Diego Events:

Peter and the Gator by the Bay gang will be leading this parade on Sunday.  All Bon Temps members are invited to join what should be a great afternoon of fun.

Please send to the Bon Temps list.

Thanks

 Tom

 

Join us for the third annual Boulevard Mardi Gras Crawl in North Park on Sunday, Feb. 23. The travelling party, led by a festive New Orleans-style brass band, will include stops at a diverse mix of local businesses, with drink and food specials and other fun activities along the way.

Festivities will kick off at 12 p.m. in the parking lot for The Beer Igniter (3052 El Cajon Blvd.), where Folk Art Rare Records will be spinning and food and drinks will be available from Pariah Brewing, JuneShine (hard kombucha) and Shrimp Heads (Cajun seafood). Guests will be able to purchase Boulevard Tickets at this location to enjoy $2, $4 and $6 specials along the crawl route. 

At 1:30 p.m., the Euphoria Brass Band will begin leading party guests down El Cajon Boulevard, making stops to explore local businesses such as Collins & Coupe (cocktail provisions), Café Madeline (French café), Medina Kitchen (Moroccan Baja restaurant), The Barn, Gilly’s Bar and Tacos La Mexcla (Mexican food truck). 

Around 3 p.m., revelers will arrive at the Crawl’s final destination, the historic Lafayette Hotel (2223 El Cajon Blvd.), where the party will continue with more live music, featuring Captain Morgan Lee, drinks and dancing until 5 p.m.

County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher (District 4) and State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (District 80) will serve as the event’s Grand Marshals.

 

Tom Withers

 

Tuesday February 25th, Mardi Gras

St. Paul’s Cathedral Celebrates Shrove Tuesday (aka Fat Tuesday) with a Zydeco Mass

2728 Sixth Avenue, Bankers Hill

5:45-7pm

Free

Live music and dancing in the aisles with Theo Bellow & Zydeco Patrol.  Free.

Theo and the Patrol will also be appearing at Tio Leo’s (5302 Napa St., Linda Vista) immediately following the Mass and will play for dancing from 8-11pm.

$10 cover

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From Dick Brainard – Louisiana Events

2020 Mardi Gras Weekend in Cajun Country

It’s a bit embarrassing to have so much happening for us during Mardi Gras in Lafayette & beyond! If you are coming, best to copy this & highlight the events you are planning to attend!

Feed & Seed will have food for sale each evening so you won’t have to find a place to eat & fight thru traffic to the dance. Just be aware there will be parades most every evening which will disrupt traffic & make parking difficult—maybe good idea to come early, find a place to park, then wander over to the parade & walk back to Feed & Seed for light dinner & the dance.

And Saturday there will be food at Gerry Spanger’s King Cake Dance Party. Remember to bring food to share, byob, plus a large donation to help offset the cost for Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie—and a big thank you to Gerry Spanger for putting this event together every year!

 

Thursday, Feb. 20

Donny Broussard @ Randol’s—6:30 PM

Cajun Stompers @ Pont Breaux Cajun Cafe, Breaux Bridge—6:30

Low Maintenance @ Artmosphere—early show @7:00 PM

Corey Ledet + Gerard Delafose @ Feed & Seed--8 PM (food for sale + cake)

 

Friday, Feb. 21

Donny Broussard @ Pont Breaux Cajun Café, Breaux Bridge—6:30 PM

Nouveaux String Band @ Tante Marie’s, Breaux Bridge—6:30 PM

Kyle Huval & Dixie Club Ramblers @ Eunice Mardi--7 PM

Terry & the Bad Boys @ Feed & Seed--8-11 PM (food for sale + free cake)

Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys @ LaPoussiere, Breaux Bridge--8 PM

Pine Leaf Boys + The Revelers @ Artmosphere—9:00-Midnight +

Geno Delafose & French Rockin Boogie + Wayne Singleton & Same Ol’ 2-Step

    @ Scandals Nite Club, 1801 W. Pinhook—begins at 8 PM

Lil’ Nathan & Zydeco Big Timers @ Evangeline Downs Casino, 2235

    Creswell, Opelousas—9:00 PM

Dustin Gaspard Country @ Cowboys—9:00 PM

Keith Frank & Soileau Zydeco @ Cajun Field Mardi Gras—9:30 PM

Feufollet + Cedric Watson @ Blue Moon—begins 10:00 PM

Wayne Toups @ Eunice Mardi Gras Street Dance—10:00 PM

 

Saturday, Feb. 22

Gerard Delafose & Zydeco Gators @ Buck & Johnny’s Zydeco Breakfast,  

    Breaux Bridge--8:30 AM

Ryan Simon leads the Cajun Jam @ Tante Marie’s, Breaux Bridge—11:00 AM

Geno Delafose & French Rockin Boogie @ Gerry Spanger’s Annual King

    Cake Party, 321 Baldwin St, Breaux Bridge --Noon-4 PM. Bring food to

    share + byob & donation to help pay the band. In case of rain event

    moves to LaPoussiere.

Fred Charles & Acadien Cajuns @ Eunice Mardi Gras—4:00 PM

Jamie Bergeron @ Route 92 Bar, Youngsville—4:00 PM

La ReColte @ Pont Breaux Cajun Café, Breaux Bridge—6:30 PM

Babineaux Sisters @ Tante Marie’s, Breaux Bridge—6:30 PM

Kevin Naquin & Ossun Playboys @ Eunice Mardi Gras--7:30 PM

Steve Riley & Mamou Playboys @ Mamou Mardi Gras—2:00 PM

The Revelers @ Feed & Seed—8:00 PM (food for sale + free king cake)

Geno Delafose & French Rockin Boogie @ LaPoussiere, Breaux Bridge--8 PM

Pine Leaf Boys @ Lakeview Park, Hwy. 13 north of Eunice--7:30-9:30

Horace Trahan Trahan & the Ossun Express @ Lakeview Park, Hwy 13

    north of Eunice--10:00-midnight

Dustin Sonnier @ Cowboys—9:00 PM

J Paul & Zydeco Nubreeds @ El Sido’s—9:00 PM

Sprecklers + Petals + Ciel @ Artmosphere—(time ?)

Jourdan Thibodeaux + Pine Leaf Boys @ Blue Moon—begins 10:00 PM

Jamie Bergeron & Kickin Cajuns @ Eunice Mardi Gras—10:00 PM

 

Sunday, Feb. 23

Ryan Simon & Acadiens @ Eunice Mardi Gras—10:00 AM

Kegan Navarre & Louisiana Traditions @ Eunice Mardi Gras--12:30 PM

Richard LeBouef & Two Step @ Vermilionville—1:00 PM

Jackie Callier & Ivy Dugas + Cajun Cousins @ LaPoussiere, Breaux Bridge-2 PM

Jeffery Broussard & Creole Cowboys at 4:00 PM + Steve Riley & Mamou Playboys

    at 7:00 PM @ Pat’s Atchafalaya, Henderson

Geno Delafose & French Rockin Boogie @ Rock’n’Bowl LFT—5:00 PM

Richard LeBouef & Two Step @ Eunice Mardi Gras—5:00 PM

Leroy Thomas & Zydeco Roadrunners @ Lakeview Park, Hwy 13, Eunice-7 PM

Jeremy & Zydeco Hot Boyz + Lil’ Nate & Zydeco Big Timers @ El Sido’s—8 PM

The Bucks + Faded Lovers @ Artmosphere—early show 7:00 PM

 

Monday, Feb. 24

J Gallow & Zydeco DogPound @ NW Comm. Cntr, 501 Samuel Dr, Eunice—1 PM

Bubba Hebert & New Morse Playboys @ Eunice Mardi Gras—7:00 PM

CHMA Mardi Gras Dance @ LaPoussiere w/ Seth Spell & Cajun Strong—7:00 PM

Lil’ Nathan & Zydeco Big Timers @ Mamou Street Dance—begins after 7:00 PM

Horace Trahan & Ossun Express @ Feed & Seed--8:30 PM (food for sale + free cake)

Revelers + Preston Frank @ Whirlybird near Grand Coteau—8:00 PM

Steve Riley & Mamou Playboys @ Lakeview Park—9:00 PM

Geno Delafose & French Rockin Boogie @ Mamou Mardi Gras—9:00 PM

Travis Matte & the Kingpins @ Eunice Mardi Gras—9:00 PM

Chubby Carrier & Bayou Swamp Band @ Rock’n’Bowl LFT—9:00 PM

Wayne Singleton & Same Ol’ 2-Step @ Blue Moon—9:00 PM

Alex Touchet Band @ Beau’s Garage, Opelousas—9:00 PM

Jamie Bergeron & Kickin’ Cajuns @ Cowboys—9:00 PM

Wayne Toups @ Cajun Field Mardi Gras—9:00 PM

Chris Ardoin & NuBreed @ Scandals, 1801W. Pinhook—9:00 PM

Radio Zydeco + Michael Juan Nunez—(time ?)

 

Tuesday, Feb. 25

Wallace Trahan & Rice & Gravy @ Eunice Mardi Gras--9:30 AM

Leroy Thomas & Zydeco Roadrunners @ Iota Mardi Gras—10:00 AM-Noon

Franks Poboy, 603 Landry, Opelousas; Outdoor dance on grass:

     Wayne Singleton & Same Ol’ 2-Step-about 10:00 AM

     Leon Chavis & Zydeco Flames-about 1:00 PM

Ronnie Matthews & Throwdown @ Eunice Mardi Gras--11 AM

Terry & the Badboys @ Beau’s Garage, Opelousas—1:00 PM

Paul Daigle & Cajun Gold @ Eunice Mardi Gras--1:30 PM

Keith Frank & Soileau Zydeco Band @ Mamou Street Dance—begins after the parade

Steve Riley & Mamou Playboys @ Eunice Mardi Gras—either 3:00 PM or 4:00 PM

Geno Delafose & French Rockin Boogie @ Eunice Mardi Gras--6 PM

Keith Frank & Soileau Zydeco Band @ Rock & Bowl LFT—7:30 PM

DPHRNK STRKS + Grove Grove + Main Entrée @ Artmosphere—(time ?)

 


Beausoleil coming February 29th

Irvine Barclay Theatre, 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine, CA 92612 (949) 854-4646

http://www.thebarclay.org/events-details.asp?n=explore-events&n1=&n2=&refId=885A01BC-3543-451B-876F-8566C4F260A3


French Quarter Schedule

Sunday March 8th – Dennis G & The Zydeco Trail Riderz

4:30 to 7:30 PM

 

The French Quarter Creole Bar & Grill

16728 Bellflower Blvd

Bellflower, CA 90706

 

Admission: $15 at the door

 

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

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

 


From Dana D. Almeda, Ca

Hey, everybody just wanted to say thanks to all who came out a few days ago to hear Andre Thierry play for Lisa Lee's Birthday..It was a nice crowd and one where we had a lot of new people, a good 20 new people..And Andre sounded as good as he always does..Thanks to all who came out and gave Lisa a nice Birthday Party..you know, without her, The Eagles would not be going on really..Lisa has been behind the scenes person who deos a lot of work that nobody sees..I know I say this from time to time, but people ought to really give her some love..She's great..

 

And Andre was too..it doesn't get any better..And for over 2 1/2 hours straight through..And he could have gone on longer..I say this, as Lisa and I have taught at a few shows in front of the Flames and the Revelers, at the Marin JCC and Freight and Salvage respectively, and for money, we give the dancers quite a bit for their money..Most places do what lisa and I did, where we teach for a good 30 minutes, the band plays 45, maybe 50 minutes at that, then takes a good 30 minute break..and both places charge more than we do..This isn't a knock on other venues, but to point out the differences between places that book Zydeco and Cajun bands for an occasional show and one, like Eagles, that really loves dancers and has room to move for the dancers to do their thing..

 

One other big thing is that we have a pretty good balance at Eagles, and on many dances we have more men!!, which at the other two places I mentioned they had a good 20+ extra women..So all I'm saying is we charge less, have bands play longer, generally have better balance in partners, better dancers as well, and have a great wooden floor with room to move..That is just my opinion so there you go..Eagles has been going on for 25 years because of the way we do things, and hopefully people get it, see it, and will continue to support it..

 

Anyway, we are having the Flames back this coming Sunday, Feb. 23..They haven't played a Sunday ever if my memory serves me right so it's a pleasure to have them back..The Flames have been together longer than we've been doing dances and they still sound good..Doors will be at 5, music around 5:45ish with a potluck if you want to bring some food, but no drinks please..It's also celebrating Lisa Mitchell's Birthday..So we hope to see you there and spread the word..

 

Also, I 've had a lot of requests about lessons again, so Lisa and I are going to do a Workshop at the world-famous BEAT, 2560 9th st.in Berkeley..where we taught for over 20 years..tis a great place to dance with mirrors to see yourself, which might be scary for some, but it helps get you better..I'm thinking mostly it's going to be more a Zydeco Refresher course, to get some Basics going,  see who's there, and we'll go from there..We'll do some Waltzing as well..That will be on Sunday March 1, from 3-5..I havne't figured out a price yet but will in a few days..We hope to see you there..

 

Then we'll be having an All-Star Band of sorts on the 8th, then the 15th we'll have Annie backed up by a great band, and then on the 29th we'll have Andre before he heads out East the next day..

 

Oh, and also we'll have Tom Rigney and Flambeau on the 5th of April..We havne't had Tom play in a few years, so it's going to be a nice event..MANY people have asked so here you go..Again,we hope to see you..

 

Thanks for the support all these years, and we'll see you down the Zydeco Road..

 

Dana D.

zydecod@msn.com

 

SUNDAY-FEB 23 ZYDECO FLAMES MAKE THEIR RETURN

SUNDAY-MARCH 1 ZYDECO/WALTZ REFRESHER WORKSHOP AT THE BEAT, 2560 9TH 3-5PM

SUNDAY-MARCH 8 TBD

SUNDAY-MARCH 15 ANNIE STANINEC AND HER ZYDECO BAND

SUNDAY-MARCH 29 ANDRE'S LAST GIG BEFORE HE HEADS EAST AND TO LA..

SUNDAY-APRIL 5 TOM RIGNEY AND FLAMBEAU'S RETURN TO THE HALL

THANKS

 


Lisa Haley & the Zydekats

GRAMMY Nominee – Americana/Cajun/Zydeco

 

Celebrating 2020!  "25 years" as a band!

Spring Into Spring Everybody!! "Catch Zydecosis!"

 

We pray for a wonderful, blessed year for everybody! 

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

 

Yes we are!! Now Booking 2020-2021 Shows at all your favorite Stages & Swamps!!

 

Join "Club Zydecosis!" at the "Fanclub" link above!

Please Post on our Facebook Page! facebook.com/lisahaley.zydekats 

 

Lisa "Chicken Fiddler" Video - Almost 687,000 YouTube hits!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llHKUzjggg4

"Im-Peck-able!" - on AOL, Nickelodeon, ESPN, FoxNews, BBC-1, European TV,

Disneyland New Orleans Square - Please "like" us - and tell your friends!

 

Win free tickets to see the Zydekats - Join our "Fest Quest Team" - see below!

________________________________________

 

FEBRUARY

Happy Mardi Gras!!

 

 

4 DAYS: FRIDAY 2.14.2020 thru MONDAY 2.17.2020 - WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA

MARDI GRAS at the STONEHAUS!

32039 Agoura Rd, Westlake Village, CA 91361

Music all day! We play:

Fri 2.14.20: 7PM

Sat 2.15.20: 7PM

Sun 2.16.20: 3:30PM

Mon 2.17.20: 3:30PM

https://allevents.in/westlake%20village/stonehaus-mardi-gras/200018782011201

and

https://www.facebook.com/events/506017320269006/

 

 

 

 

 

SATURDAY 2.22.2020: LOS ANGELES, CA - we play 6PM

31st Anniversary 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/

 

 

 

AUGUST

 

 

SATURDAY 8.29.2020 VENTURA, CA - 7:30PM

OLIVAS ADOBE

4200 Olivas Park Dr, Ventura, CA 92002

http://www.cityofventura.net/mus

 

 

HUGE BUNCH of Shows Coming In 2020 - Everywhere! - Come out and dance!

 

 

CAJUN PROVERB OF THE MONTH:

"When we sing together, 

our heartbeats line up!"

 

NOW!! BOOKING for 2020 & 2021 - Shows In the Works - Everywhere!

 

From Simi Cajun Fest: Watch Live video of our ‘Healing Song’ “Always Be Your Guide!”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kNWY_3UxmY

 

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 newest 8th album is “Joy Ride," with an amazing 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

Check out the links:

 

1.     Snapalope “Trap”                 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8OJpIC8DS4

2.     Snapalope “Camouflage”     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hL0r1X2Mxao

3.     Snapalope “Headlights”        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yENA87ptHHo

4.     Snapalope “Decoy”              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iAKpoMfjso

(Yes, that’s Lisa also playing violin & mandolin!) (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 Washington Sean Donavan:

First Juke Joint of the year!

Jan 17 | Gator Boy’s Juke Joint

The first Juke Joint of 2020 will be redolent with new tunes and all the groovy goodness you’ve come to expect, and the Gator Boy is so ready to dance with y’all and help spread the love and joy. Lesson this month is Zydeco, 7:15pm, dancing afterwards from 8-11pm. At Eagles Mother Aerie, RSVP the event and let the world know.

 

Hot Links | Additional events  

Jan.18 | Dina Blade & Swingin’ in the Rain (Free dance thanks to a generous donor! Leif Erikson, 8pm)

Apr.3-5 | Richard Powers Dance Vision 2020 (Mark your calendar and stay tuned for ticket announce January 21!)

 

Upcoming…

  

January 17 | Gator Boy’s Juke Joint

at Eagles Mother Aerie

 

February 21 | Gator Boy’s Juke Joint: Mardi Gras Edition

at Eagles Mother Aerie

 

February 25 | Mardi Gras!

 

February 25 | Sky Valley Prairie Band (Mardi Gras event)

at North City Bistro

 

February 25 | Zydeco Low Down (Mardi Gras event)

at Aurora Borealis

 

April 4-5 | Richard Powers Dance Weekend 

Save the date! Details coming January 21…

 

April 18 | Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet & Terrance Simien 

Edmonds Center for the Arts

 

May 7-10 | Gator By The Bay Festival 

San Diego, CA

Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas, Horace Trahan,

Terry & the Zydeco Bad Boys, The Revelers…!

 

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.

 

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Some of my Favorite Vidoes over the years: Check them out.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cC4wKm0EtSQ

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSTDHc2-PzM

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3b0npXKth0

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBHNgcb31Io

 

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

 

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

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qyzoMZG6WE

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bV386RUBUQ

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXsePOU13mI

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeKXc8mr95k&t=5s

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07DeiEVxejI

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnTCUs2dN5B_hwWjrTfMrTQ/videos?view_as=subscriber

 

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/



Seattle Area Sean Donovan

First Juke Joint of the year!

Jan 17 | Gator Boy’s Juke Joint

The first Juke Joint of 2020 will be redolent with new tunes and all the groovy goodness you’ve come to expect, and the Gator Boy is so ready to dance with y’all and help spread the love and joy. Lesson this month is Zydeco, 7:15pm, dancing afterwards from 8-11pm. At Eagles Mother Aerie, RSVP the event and let the world know.

 

Hot Links | Additional events  

Jan.18 | Dina Blade & Swingin’ in the Rain (Free dance thanks to a generous donor! Leif Erikson, 8pm)

Apr.3-5 | Richard Powers Dance Vision 2020 (Mark your calendar and stay tuned for ticket announce January 21!)

 

Upcoming…

  

January 17 | Gator Boy’s Juke Joint

at Eagles Mother Aerie

 

February 21 | Gator Boy’s Juke Joint: Mardi Gras Edition

at Eagles Mother Aerie

 

February 25 | Mardi Gras!

 

February 25 | Sky Valley Prairie Band (Mardi Gras event)

at North City Bistro

 

February 25 | Zydeco Low Down (Mardi Gras event)

at Aurora Borealis

 

April 4-5 | Richard Powers Dance Weekend 

Save the date! Details coming January 21…


facebook.com/GatorBoyProductions


 Lisa Haley & the Zydekats Lisa Haley & the Zydekats

GRAMMY Nominee – Americana/Cajun/Zydeco


Autumn Shows coming your way now!

October: We Celebrate 25 years as a band! -Catch Zydecosis!!

Lisa Haley "Chicken Fiddler" Video – Over 686,000 Youtube hits – and counting! B’gawk!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llHKUzjggg4

Now Booking shows for 2019-2020!!

 

Post on our Facebook! www.facebook.com/lisahaley.zydekats
Earn free tickets to see the Zydekats - Join our "Fest Quest Team" - see below!

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

CAJUN PROVERB OF THE MONTH:

"It's nice to be important, 
but it's more important to be nice!"
- Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

 

 

STARTING NOW!! BOOKING for 2020 & 2019 - Shows In the Works - Everywhere!

 

From Simi Cajun Fest: Watch Live video of our ‘Healing Song’ “Always Be Your Guide!”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kNWY_3UxmY

 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 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

Check out the links:

 

1.     Snapalope “Trap”                 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8OJpIC8DS4

2.      Snapalope “Camouflage”     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hL0r1X2Mxao

3.     Snapalope “Headlights”        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yENA87ptHHo

4.     Snapalope “Decoy”              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iAKpoMfjso

(Yes, that’s Lisa also playing violin & mandolin!) (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!!


High Life Cajun Band at Mercury Club Denver Co September 22nd.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkvM76vvzXM



San Diego 2019 Gator By The Bay Videos

 

Kevin Naquin_Geno Delafose_Chubby Carrier Playing together

At 2019 Gator By The Day Saturday Night Dance

https://youtu.be/bMfAyLVF1qc

 

Kevin Naquin & the Ossun Playboys 2

 At 2019 18 Annual Gator By The Bay in San Diego

https://youtu.be/4TNP_0KiI1Q

 

Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band Rock Me Baby

 At 2019 San Diego 18 Annual Gator By The Bay

https://youtu.be/aToivV1aBtk

 

Kevin Naquin & the Ossun Playboys 1

At 2019 San Diego 18 Annual Gator By The Bay

https://youtu.be/uj_l_L_f7i8

 

Kevin Naquin & the Ossun Playboys Waltz

At 2019 San Diego 18 Annual Gator By The Bay

https://youtu.be/gFjkzK-syd4

 

Geno Delafose and French Rockin’ Boogie

At 2019 18 Annual Gator By The Bay in San Diego

https://youtu.be/VdwORsGWkN8

 

Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band 1

At 2019 18 Annual Gator By The Bay in San Diego

https://youtu.be/MJl7VhzgFKc

 

Geno Delafose and French Rockin’ Boogie 2

At 2019 18 Annual Gator By The Bay in San Diego

https://youtu.be/SA949nVrfmg

 

4/15/19 Andre Thierry at:  The French Quarter Creole Bar & Grill

 

Andre Thierry Zydeco 1 04/15/2019 The French Quarter Creole Bar & Grill

https://youtu.be/vXauaxp0ZPg

 

Andre Thierry Zydeco 1 04/15/2019 The French Quarter Creole Bar & Grill

https://youtu.be/AqN2SdT-KeQ


 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!”


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