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 (Scroll Down to get the latest Cajun/Zydeco Events)

House for Lease

Click here for an application / Download / Fillout / Sign and return to me by email zydecobrad@aol.com or Text to 310-962-6596.

946 West 24th Street San Pedro CA Front House

https://goo.gl/maps/aMYujogkBJk6LuWY8

2 BEDROOM / 1 BATH HOUSE FOR LEASE

1 Car Garage
$2300 a month plus security

Excellent  location above Cabrillo Marina and a few miles from Donald Trump's National Golf Course.

946 West 24th Street in San Pedro *Front House

The property will be available around 11/1/19 after new carpets / Paint / New bathroom floor.

Sorry: No Smoking / Will consider indoor pets with deposit.

Water and Gardner Paid

You can text me at 310-962-6596 or call me and leave message at 310-962-6596 or email me at zydecobrad@aol.com.  You must leave a message if I don’t pick up.

1. You will find applications soon in box or you can go to http://zydecobrad.com Look for house for rent at the top and click on the application link. Fill out the application entirely. Scan and Submit the application by emailing to Email: zydecobrad@aol.com.

If you have any questions email me at zydecobrad@aol.com or text me at 310-962-6596

Detached 1 Car Garage Washer / Dryer hook ups/ Stove


Festivals Acadiens et Creoles
October 11-13

Lafayette, Louisiana
 Listen live via KRVS


https://www.krvs.org

line up:
http://www.festivalsacadiens.com/music

From Dick Brainard:

Festivals Acadiens Weekend--Oct. 10-13, 2019

 

Thursday, Oct. 10

  *Feed & Seed: Terry & the Bad Boys--8:00-11:00 PM

 

Friday, Oct. 11

  *Parc San Souci, Downtown Lafayette: The Revelers from

       noon-1:00 PM

  *Festivals Acadiens Pre-Event Music--Girard Park

      Bonsoir, Catin w/ Joel Savoy--5:30 PM

      Jeffery Broussard & Creole Cowboys--7:00 PM

  *La Poussiere in Breaux Bridge: Pineleaf Boys--6:00 PM

  *Pat’s Downtown--107 E. Main LFT: Terry & Bad Boys--8:00 PM

  *Rock & Bowl LFT: Steve Riley & Mamou Playboys--9:00 PM

 

Saturday, Oct. 12

  *Buck & Johnny’s in Breaux Bridge: Gerard Delafose

      & Zydeco Gators--8:30 AM

  *Festivals Acadiens--Girard Park: 10:30-7:45 PM

      go to www.festivalsacadiens.com for schedule

  * St. Landry Parish Visitor Center, I-10 exit 23 north of Opelousas:

       Zydeco Capital Jam Session--1:00-3:00 PM

  *Cowboys @ I-10 & Amb. Caffery: Richard Lebouef &

      Two Step-about 8:00 PM

  *Feed & Seed: Parker James--8:30 PM

  *Rock & Bowl LFT: Chubby Carrier--9:00 PM

 

Sunday, Oct. 13

  *Festivals Acadiens--Girard Park: 10:30-7:00 PM

      go to www.festivalsacadiens.com for schedule

  *Rock & Bowl LFT: Geno Delafose--5:00 PM

  *Feed & Seed: Stop the Clock Cowboy Jazz--6:00 PM

  *Warehouse 535: Keith Frank Birthday Bash-7:00 PM


 

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

 

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


 


LISA HALEY AND ZYDEKATS SCHEDULE


OCTOBER

SATURDAY 10.12.19 - PALMDALE, CA
KALEIDOSCOPE ART & MUSIC FEST
2723 Rancho Vista Bl, Palmdale, CA 93551
https://www.antelopevalley.com/events.html?id=95

SUNDAY 10.13.19 - IRVINE, CA – 4PM
18th Annual IRVINE GLOBAL VILLAGE FESTIVAL
New location! Orange County Great Park
8000 Great Park Bl, Irvine , CA 92618 - Info 949 724 6606
http://www.cityofirvine.org/globalvillage/


This has been Cancelled per Sidney

French Quarter Schedule

Sunday October 13th – Andre Thierry

4:30 to 7:30 PM


Saturday, October 19, 2019, 10 am - 6 pm

Where: El Dorado Park, West Willow Grove, (behind the duck pond)
off Studebaker Rd and E. Los Arcos Street, Long Beach
Contact: Jerry Schaefer: 562.208.2831 / cutbanks@gmail.com
Amenities: Picnic tables, kids’ playground, green grass, duck pond
Music: 2 Bands playing for your dancing and listening pleasure, featuring:
11 am - 2 pm…“Long Beach Unplugged,” featuring Yeggi Watts and
Sophia Rollando, specializing in pop and soulful rock ‘n roll.
2:30 - 5:30 pm…“

David Sousa & the Mudbugs,
” Zydeco & Cajun music
from Louisiana.
Eats: Gumbo and Rice will be served, as well as Cornbread, Greens and Red Beans & Rice.
Water & Sodas will be available.
Admission: $10 - (Kids under 10 Free)
Free Parking
Please RSVP by 10/12/19 to Jerry Schaefer
cutbanks@gmail.com / 562.208.2831


San Diego Events

This Saturday, October 12th, we are happy to host David Sousa and the Mudbugs at our monthly dance at the War Memorial Building in Balboa Park.  Doors open at 6pm; beginning zydeco lesson with Bill Corwin (free with paid admission) 6:20-7pm 

 

AND, added bonus lesson with Greg Benusa will be offered right next door from 6-6:45pm featuring intermediate/advanced zydeco moves.  This is also free with admission.  

$10 at the door, still the best bargain in town!  Band plays from 7pm until we’re done!

 

Special event announcement:

Hello all Bon Temps and Gator fans. This year at December Nights in Balboa Park we are having a Christmas Tree display decorated in a Gator by the Bay theme. It would be a great help to have donations for making the ornaments. Please note we are NOT requesting any regular/standard Christmas ornaments, only those with a Gator by the Bay theme.  BJ West is making some ornaments from old Gator by the Bay pamphlets.  Donations are anything musically/dance theme, Mardi Gras, alligators, crawfish and parasols.  NO beads are needed. Anything with a "by the Bay" orientation, such as fish, whales, dolphins, mermaids, boats, rafts, buoys, palm trees, planes, and trains.  You can drop off your Christmas Tree donations to Renee at the October and November  Bon Temps Social Club (BTSC) dances. Other drop off options are BJ West 's mailbox at 2483 G street 92102 or the mail box/slot for Gator by the Bay office located at 2326 India Street, San Diego, CA 92101. Your donations are truly appreciated!

 

The BTSC Christmas Tree Committee

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Saturday 10/26 – Bayou Brothers 3rd Annual Halloween Bash
Sista Judys famous private house concert party, potluck & bayou brothers 3rd annual Halloween bash 2019!!!
We sold out last year, so get your tix here:
https://bayoubrothershalloween2019.brownpapertickets.com/ 

Important party details below...
Date: saturday october 26th
Time: 4:30 - 9pm
Pot luck everyone please bring a dish for 6-10 people! also byob please.
~ there will be a prize for best dish ~we will also have a best costume contest!!  bayou brothers will play along with many of the best in san diego guest musicians sitting in.
location is at sista judy's house in casa de oro/mt helix. address will be provided after your tix purchase along with parking instructions and other helpful details.
In other words, don't worry, we will explain every last detail so you will be assured to have a crazy good time :)
Hope to see you there!

HUGS & KISSUM...
Ric Lee, John Chambers, Jack Stephens, Danny Perez, Sista Judy

https://www.facebook.com/events/996706137362385/

_____________________________________________
BTSC mailing list
BTSC@dances.com
https://pairlist2.pair.net/mailman/listinfo/btsc


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Beausoleil coming February 29th

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

 


From Dana D. Almeda, Ca

HI everyone..wanted to thank all those folks who came out last week to hear Annie Staninec and her All Star Zydeco Boys, with Andre, Jim, Billy, Demetrius, and CJ..wow, was it a great show..For those who missed it, you missed as usual a kick ass show..I love booking Annie with the guy who have backed her up the last few months..Every time has just been a kick ass show..She plays different than when she plays with Andrew Carrier, etc..not better just different..There's more a harder Zydeco Drive, with Annie playing her own unique style of fiddling..as I've said many times, Nobody quite does a version of "Blue Runner' like Annie and the Zydeco Boys..Nobody!!! not even in La..or Texas..But then there is a really hard driving Zydeco Groove going on with the backup so their you go..It was all night long..From the first note to the last, a good 2 1/2 hours..We'll see if it can be done before the end of the year..

 

This coming Sunday, Oct. 6, we'll have a Birthday Party, with Motordude Zydeco, celebrating Both Billy Wilson's and Willy Jordans' Birthdays..We've done this a few times now and It's always a great time..MDZ also rocks out the house every time they play..Doors 5, musc 5:45ish with a potluck as well if you want to bring some foods but no drinks please..also bring your dance shoes..thanks

 

I have decided to do some shows for the rest of the year..They are down below in the bold print..I think it will be a good schedule and more may be added..

I have had lots of people ask me why we're going only to Sundays and I have to say they just work out better for most people..That is why..

 

So that is what we got going so far, and I'll know more in the next couple of days to fill in some of the other dates I'm working on..

 

Love my Niners 3-0..Super Bowl bound..

 

Thanks to all the for support and the kind words.

 I do thank you for the support that has been extended to Lisa and I for the 24 years of dong this stuff..We'll see you down the Zydeco Road..

 

Dana D.

zydecod@msn.com

 

EAGLES HALL

2305 ALAMEDA AVE.

ALAMEDA, CA

 

24+ YEARS OF ZYDECO/FRENCH CREOLE/CAJUN:

 

 

SUNDAY-OCTOBER 6, MOTORDUDE ZYDECO, CELEBRATING BILLY'S BIRTHDAY

SUNDAY-OCTOBER 27 IKO YA'YA WITH SPECIAL GUEST BRUCE GORDON FOR OUR HALLOWEEN PARTY STARTING AT 6, NO POTLUCK

SATURDAY-NOVEMBER 2 MOTORDUDE ZYDECO.... TIME TIME TO BE DETERMINED....

SUNDAY-NOVEMBER 10 ANDRE THIERRY, CELEBRATING DANA'S BIRTHDAY AND VETERANS DAY

SUNDAY-NOVEMBER 24 BLAKE MILLER AND JIMMY BREAUX

SUNDAY-DECEMBER 1 TBD

SUNDAY-DECEMBER 8 ANDRE THIERRY, CELEBRATING MAMA LENA PETRIES 90TH BIRTHDAY

 


 

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/

 

From Dana D. Alameda, CA


Hey Everybody, wanted to say I hope everyone had a great Labor Day, and really enjoyed the weather..Lisa and I are starting out for the Fall shows, and have had lots, and I mean lots, of emails and calls asking us not to stop doing Dances at the Eagles Hall, so we'll try out doing a few more in the coming months..Some out-of-town bands have called and all and asked for some dates so we'll see..Right now the dates I have scheduled are on the 8th of September with Cedric Watson and his band..Cedric is an accomplished fiddler, accodionist, and vocalist..and as a founding member of the Grammy Nominated group, the Pine Leaf Boys, he's been around the world playing what he does best..There will be a potluck if you want to bring some food, but no drinks please..The Doors will open at 5, with the music at 5:45ish, and if enough people want one, I'll do a dance lesson..I did one at our Anniversary Party and many people liked it and asked to do them again..So we hope to see you this Sunday..Cedric hasn't played the Eagles in almost 10 years and MANY people have asked about out-of-town bands so here you go..We hope to see you..

 

I have a few more things in motion but the only other confirmed gig I have is on Sunday October 6, which will be celebrating Billy Wilson's Birthday!! Billy is going to be even older than he is, lol, but he still keeps going..That will be with his band of over 30 years, Motordude Zydeco..That will also be at the usual time, with a potluck as well..

 

And then in November, on the 24th, we will have Blake Miller and Jimmy Breaux come back to do what they did last year, which was kick ass big time.that will also be on a Sunday...

 

I have had lots of people ask me why we're going only to Sundays and I have to say they just work out better for most people..That is why..

 

So that is what we got going so far, and I'll know more in the next couple of days to fill in some of the other dates I'm working on..

 

Thanks to all the for support and the kind words.

 I do thank you for the support that has been extended to Lisa and I for the 24 years of dong this stuff..We'll see you down the Zydeco Road..

 

Dana D.

zydecod@msn.com

 

EAGLES HALL

2305 ALAMEDA AVE.

ALAMEDA, CA

 

24+ YEARS OF ZYDECO/FRENCH CREOLE/CAJUN:

 

SUNDAY-SEPTEMBER 8, CEDRIC WATSON  5pm POTLUCK $18

SUNDAY-OCTOBER 6, MOTORDUDE ZYDECO, CELEBRATING BILLY'S BIRTHDAY

 

 

 

 


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


Aaayyyeee!! Summer Shows!
Celebrating 24 years as a band! - Catch Zydecosis!!

Post on our Facebook! www.facebook.com/lisahaley.zydekats
Lisa Haley "Chicken Fiddler" Video – Almost 686,000 Youtube hits – and counting! B’gawk!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llHKUzjggg4

Now Booking shows for 2019-2020!!
Earn free tickets to see the Zydekats - Join our "Fest Quest Team" - see below!

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

 AUGUST

 

SATURDAY 8.17.19 - TORRANCE, CA – 6PM

TORRANCE CONCERT SERIES – THE AMPHITHEATER at WILSON PARK

2200 Crenshaw Bl, Torrance, CA 90501

https://arts.torranceca.gov/the-arts/summerconcerts

 MONDAY 8.26.19: - PASADENA, CA - 6PM

MEMORIAL PARK CONCERT “Live Music at the Scott Theatre”
85 E. Holly St, Pasadena, CA 91103 - 
Indoors this year! Wood dance floor!
https://www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org/events/live-music-at-the-scott

OCTOBER

SATURDAY 10.12.19 - PALMDALE, CA
KALEIDOSCOPE ART & MUSIC FEST

2723 Rancho Vista Bl, Palmdale, CA 93551

CAJUN PROVERB OF THE MONTH:
When faced with Life Decisions, choose love over fear! 

HUGE BUNCH of 2019 & 2020 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

Here are 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!) (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 Sean Donovan • Email

Third Friday Dance!

Sep 20 | Gator Boy’s Juke Joint

We’ll start off with a Country Two-step lesson at 7:15pm, then hot-step it the rest of the night with a massively groovin’ mix by DJ Sean from 8-11pm. New music and classic gems combine with that Gator Boy joie de vivre and our awesomely wonderful dance community to create magic at the Mother Aerie. Hope to see you there! RSVP to the FB event to help spread the good word and details also at GatorBoyProductions.com

 

Red hot jazz & Western Swing

Sep 24 & 25 | Hot Club of Cowtown

Vivacious and wildly talented, the Hot Club of Cowtown is “a pretty muchperfect country trio at the very top of their game” (The Belfast Telegraph). The Austin-based trio specializes in Western swing and its members have been musical ambassadors for the U.S. State Department, played Lincoln Center, and been inducted into the Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame. The band is “at that crossroads where country meets jazz and chases the blues away” (The Independent), andThe New York Times asserts that “above all else, the music is for dancing and an old-fashioned good time.” Their music and skill fills the room with awe and abundant joy, and they’re definitely a must-see!Info and tix here.

  

Upcoming…

  

September 20 | Gator Boy’s Juke Joint

3rd Friday Dance at Eagles Mother Aerie

 

September 24-25 | Hot Club of Cowtown

at Jazz Alley

 

October 4, 11 & 18 | Zydeco Workshops 

at CrashDancers with the Gator Boy

 

October 6 | Zydeco Slide Workshop 

with Cathy & the Gator Boy

 

October 18 | Gator Boy’s Juke Joint

featuring live music with Zydeco Low Down

 

October 27 & 29 | Davina & the Vagabonds

at Jazz Alley

 

November 10 | Louisianathon 

16th Annual with 8 bands for $15

 

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.

The Gator Boy loves his subscribers, but knows things sometimes change. To cease delivery, click here 
unsubscribe or simply reply to this email and let me know, no questions asked.

 

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GatorBoyProductions.com

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From Dick Brainard

 Okay—I know it’s only the end of July, and there is so much music & dance still to do before Christmas—like Rhythm & Roots and Festivals Acadiens—but some of you early birds are already asking for the ZYDECO NEW YEARS room reservation link—so see below!

Here is the music lineup at Feed & Seed:

    Dec. 26: Terry & the Bad Boys

    Dec. 27: Annual Roy Carrier Tribute w/ Dikki Du & Zydeco Krewe + Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys

    Dec. 28: Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band

    Dec. 29: Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys

    Dec. 30: Horace Trahan & the Ossun Express

Zydeco Breakfast at Buck & Johnny’s Dec. 28 will have Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie, plus Geno plays R & B Lafayette late Sunday afternoon, Dec. 29, and NYE at Vermilionville.

This is just the tip of the music “iceberg” so make those plane & hotel reservations for the “Best Day After Christmas--New Year’s Eve”  in the USA!

Book your group rate for Zydeco New Years

You will find the information for your online reservation link below. If you have questions or need help with the link, please do not hesitate to ask (337-235-9898). We appreciate your business and look forward to a successful event--Robert Torregano, General Manager

Zydeco New Years

Start Date: Thursday, December 26, 2019

End Date: Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Your special group rate:

Fairfield Inn & Suites Lafayette I-10 for 65 USD - 69 USD per night

Book your group rate for Zydeco New Years


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

 

Peter Oliver leading the 2019 Gator By The Bay Mardi Gras Parade 2019

https://youtu.be/KLhaH1m_DmA

 


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


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

 

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