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

https://youtu.be/It6h9pqPtrY

 

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

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My daughter in Swinging in the Century

 

 

 

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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

 

Dave Sousa & Zydeco Mudbugs

Mardi Gras

Feb 23rd

7-11 pm

Special Guest

Chaka Khan

Call David at 909-527-0926 or email davidsousa@verizon.net for More Information


March 3rd,  2019 Sunday

Miguel Fontenot

Time 2 to 5 pm
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 323-401-8859
Info: Dempsey (562) 396-1132 bontemppappion@aol.com
David (909) 527-0926 davidsousa@verizon.net
Kids welcome! Families, singles welcome


San Diego Event

February 24, 4-8pm
The 2nd annual OB Mardi Gras takes place on February 24 from 4 to 8pm at Winstons Beach Club. This year, the party features live entertainment from Ocean Beach’s own, Band of Gringos.There are also performances by The Bayou Brothers and Ass Pocket Whiskey Fellas. Revelers are encouraged to come in costume and can further deck themselves out in Mardi Gras beads upon arrival. Two party goers are crowned as King and Queen of OB Mardi Gras. Revelers can also enjoy free red beans and rice, while supplies last, along with hurricane drink specials to round out the night. Although the party does not start until 4pm, the doors open at 3pm, and there is a second-line march up Newport Avenue at 3:30pm.
The cost is $10. Winstons Beach Club is located at 1921 Bacon St., San Diego. For more information visit
 www.winstonsob.com.


Los Angeles Farmer's Market 30th Annual Mardi Gras Celebration!
Fairfax & 3rd, Los Angeles, CA
Saturday and Sunday, March 2 & 3, Tuesday, March 5
The Los Angeles Farmers Market Los Angeles, CA, Saturday, March 2, Sunday, March 3 and Fat Tuesday, March 5

https://www.farmersmarketla.com/events/eventDetail/30th-Annual-Mardi-Gras-Celebration/178

. For information on Fat Tuesday, go to the calendar, select March and click on March 5. 


LISA HALEY AND ZYDECATS  /  Folk/Roots Festival

SATURDAY 4.13.19: WEST L.A., CA
FOLKWORKS FESTIVAL + Musicians Workshop
St John's Presbyterian Church, 11000 National Bl, L.A., CA 90064 
"Exploring African Roots from Zimbabwe to Appalachia" (and Louisiana!)
FolkWorks promotes our shows to Americana music lovers throughout the LA area.
This fest is their fundraiser for the year. Please come out & dance!

FolkWorks presents our Annual Folk/Roots Festival on April 13th.Early bird tickets are now available.

Click to get them now.

Steve and Leda and the FolkWorks Board

 


 

April 14th 2019 Sunday

Andre Thierry at:  The French Quarter Creole Bar & Grill

https://www.andrethierry.com/

 

4:30pm to 7Pm
16728 Bellflower Blvd. - Bellflower, CA 90706
Admission:  $15 at the Door

The French Quarter features authentic Cajun Food and Live Music ...
Call Sidney 323-401-8859
Info: Dempsey (562) 396-1132 bontemppappion@aol.com
David (909) 527-0926 davidsousa@verizon.net
Kids welcome! Families, singles welcome!


 

From Karen Redding:

 

JOE HALL AND THE CANECUTTERS-April 26, 27, 2019
Following their very successful visit to southern California two years ago, Joe Hall and The Canecutters will be returning to The Coffee Gallery Backstage on Friday, April 26, 2019 and for their debut show at San Pedro's Alvas Showroom on Saturday, April 27. BOTH SHOWS WILL SELL OUT. Reservations are not yet open, but I will keep you posted when they are. NOTE: Alvas Showroom has a dance floor! Both venues offer an intimate setting. Every seat in the house is a good one. More details coming soon. As OffBeat Magazine puts it, Joe's music is best described as amped-up Creole La La, the precursor to Zydeco." Joe tells stories and explains the history behind the songs while belting out dance tunes that will satisfy the most hard-core Zydeco dancers.  More details on this event soon! For Joe's websiteCLICK HERE



Simi Valley 2019 Cajun & Blues Music Festival

http://www.simicajun.org/

 

Great News! 

The 2019 line-up for the SV Cajun & Blues Music Festival has just been announced and tickets are now available on line for the festival that will be held this Memorial Day Weekend, May 25th & 26th!

We are excited about the line-up and am sure you will be too!

Featuring:

  • Jefferson Starship
  • Spin Doctors
  • 3 Sista Blues
  • Acadiana
  • Ambrosia
  • The Bayou Brothers
  • Corey Ledet and His Zydeco Band
  • David Sousa & Zydeco Mudbugs
  • Delgado Brothers
  • DSB
  • Dwayne Dopsie & The Zydeco Hellraisers
  • Lightnin' Willie
  • Lisa Haley & The Zydekats
  • Mark st. Mary
  • Pete Anderson
  • Queen Nation
  • Teresa James and the Rhythm Tramps

Hope to see you at the festival! 

help@seetickets.us   323.908.0607  support.seetickets.us


San Diego Events:

It’s Zydeco Time @ The Moose Lodge every 4th Saturday afternoon.

Lesson: 1:30pm-2:30pm (Beginning review & Intermediate & 1 Advanced) 1 Line Dance taught during break
DJ Dance: 2:30pm-4:00pm

Date: Saturday Feb 23rd, Dance Instructor: Greg of http://www.LearnZydeco.com

**Free Drawing** – When you enter the Moose Lodge take a ticket as we will do a drawing giving away several Cajun/Zydeco CD’s.



Videos: From other recent Zydeco event will be shown on the HUGE video screen behind the dance floor

I will bring a few free Zydeco/Cajun Waltz, Dance Instruction DVD's to take home and share with others if you’re interested in having one just ask me when you come in.

Dance Location: Kearney Mesa Moose Lodge
3636 Ruffin Rd, San Diego, CA 92123
ph: 619-857-8409 (no partner needed)

Cost: $5

Parking: Is allowed in the moose parking lot as well as the parking lot to the north of the moose lodge.

Questions? Email gbenusa@pacbell.net or call 619-857-8409

Free Online Basic Zydeco Warmup Lesson:
www.ZydecoLesson.com (http://www.zydecolesson.com/)

Meetup.com website...
http://www.meetup.com/zydecosandiego

C/Z Club Website
http://www.icajunzydeco.com

Find out why the New York Times wrote…
“Louisiana’s Zydeco Seems To Be Rocking the World” 2/6


Friday, February 22, 7pm 
Janet Hammer and The Swamp Critters
The Elks Lodge in Encinitas

                      It's the Elks Mardi Gras Party!
Gumbo by the Elks Chef, is back by popular demand
   * Rubboard jam session & bead throw
      * Janet Hammer will also join us on the third set.
         * Chris Klich will be joining us on Sax, Clarinet, Flute.

                
6:30pm dance lesson TBD
7:00 band plays till 10:30PM

It's a very nice place with good lighting, bar, and good dance floor.
Gumbo can be eaten at your table. 

Only $10.

Directions:
https://www.google.com/maps/dir/32.7409664,-117.2496384/elks+lodge+encinitas/
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From Karen Redding:


CURLEY TAYLOR AND ZYDECO TROUBLE-July 13, 2019
Always a hit when he visits southern California, Alvas Showroom will be hosting Curley Taylor on Sunday, July 13. Tucked away in a quiet section of San Pedro, Alvas Showroom is a hidden gem of a venue. Curley's high energy, bluesy brand of Nouveau brand of Zydeco is guaranteed to bring down the house-so be sure to save this date! Dancers love Curley, so if you're not already a dancer, you will be! Excellent acoustics, seating and room for the dancers! THIS SHOW WILL ALSO SELL OUT, so be sure to make your reservations when the information is posted here. More details coming soonCLICK HERE for Curley's website


 

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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/

This’ll blow your mind--& still more to come! How to be 3-4 places at one time?

 2019 MARDI GRAS WEEKEND DANCE EVENTS

 Thursday Feb. 28

*Corey Ledet + Gerard Delafose @ Feed & Seed; 8-11 PM

 Friday Mar. 1

*Zydeco Throwdown @ Yambilee Bldg., 1939 W. Landry, Opelousas: Begins Noonish

     w/  J Paul & Zydeco NuBreeds + Jeremy & Zydeco Hotboyz + Leon Chavis &

     Zydeco Flames + Lil’ Nate & Zydeco BigTimers + Mike Broussard & NuEdition

*Lil’ Nate & Zydeco BigTimers @ Evangeline Downs Casino, 2235 Creswell Lane,

     Opelousas: 8 PM or so

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

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

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

 Saturday Mar. 2

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

*Feufollet @ Blue Moon; 10 PM

 Sunday Mar. 3

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

*Wayne Singleton & Same Ol’ 2-Step @ Feed & Seed: 4 PM

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

     followed by Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys; 7 PM

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

*Leroy Thomas @ Lakeview RV Park, Hwy 13 north of Eunice; 8 PM

*Terry & the Bad Boys @ O’Darby’s in Carencro: time to be determined.

*Opelousas Civic Center, 1638 Creswell Lane: Begins ca. 8 PM w/ Chris Ardoin &

      NuStep followed by Keith Frank & the Soileau Zydeco Band

 Monday Mar. 4

*Lil’ Nate & Zydeco BigTimers in Downtown Mamou: 7 PM or so

*Leroy Thomas @ O’Darby’s, 827 Hector Connoly Rd., Carencro: 8 PM

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

*Wayne Toups @ R’n’B LFT; 9:30 PM

*Scandal’s Nite Club, 1801 Pinhook: Chris Ardoin & NuStep: 9 PM or so

*Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie @ Downtown Mamou; 9 PM

 Tuesday Mar. 5

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

*Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie @Frank’s Poboys, Opelousas; Noon-2 PM

*Keith Frank & Soileau Zydeco Band @ Mamou Downtown: Noon or so

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

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

*Keith Frank & Soileau Zydeco Band @ Grant Street Dance Hall: 8 PM or so

*Terry & the Bad Boys @ Beau’s Garage in Opelousas: time to be determined

 


From Dana D. Alameda, CA


Hi folks..wanted to say hello to all and thank all those who came out last Friday night to hear a really good band, Ruben Moreno and Re-Evolution, from Houston Texas..Man, it was really good too..From the first note to the last it was good, really really good..Had a lot of people tell me that..And for those who wanted us to start early, we did..8:35 and Ruben played almost 3 hours straight thru, on a Friday night..We had a lot of new people too come, a good 20 or so!! Would have been even better if some of the regulars would have showed, especially the ones who have been dogging me about doing Friday nights but I digress..it was really a good show and for those who showed, I really and truly thank you..I especially thank those who came and also the men who danced with Lisa Lee, my gf, whose birthday it was..Thanks for the compliments on the cake as well..Ruben may be coming back in the summer, we'll see.

 

This Sunday, Feb. 17 Andre is coming back to play accordion!! as only he can..Plus there will be at least 3 birthdays in the place, Marsha V., Satomi C. and our stalwart supporter Lisa M..All 3 are celebrating their day, so come down.doors 5, music 5:45ish, and a potluck if you want to bring some food but no drinks please..

Annie and her Zydeco All-Stars  are going to be back on Sunday March 3, so we hope to see you there..Thanks to Lisa Mitchell for putting out a great video on Annie playing "Bluerunner", which really kicked the band into high gear that afternoon..

 

And I have to admit, I ALWAYS think we have great shows..We're the longest running Zydeco venue going in the US believe it or not..And we've been able to succeed because I make sure we have high standards in terms of musicianship..And I always have..So Thanks again for all the support we've had in the last 23 years..

 

We've had some really great shows since I was in the hospital..Since then, we've had Jimmy Breaux and Blake Miller, Blake and his Old-Fashioned Aces, Annie and her Zydeco Boys, Curley Taylor, Ruben, Moreno, Ryan Perkins(who will be back in March), The Flames, Motordude, Mitch Polzak, and our best player to a great degree, Andre Thierry..I don't know about you, but when I mention this to people not from La. or Texas who live around the country, they are very amazed at the local talent and out-of-town bands I've been booking at the Hall..Not bragging just fact, and as Muhammad Ali said, "it aint' bragging if you back it up." We're just really blessed to have this kind of stuff here and as long as I'm booking the Eagles the standard will stay as high as we can get..So thanks really again for the support and getting what I'm trying to do..

 

 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-FEB.17 ANDRE THIERRY

 

FRIDAY-SUNDAY- THE 22 OR 24 NO DANCE

 

SUNDAY-MARCH 3 ANNIE STANINEC AND THE ZYDECO ALL-STARS, ENCORE PERFORMANCE

 

SUNDAY-MARCH 10 ANDRE THIERRY

 

SUNDAY-MARCH 31 RYAN PERKINS, FROM LAKE CHARLES, LA.

 

UPCOMING SHOWS:

 

SUNDAY-APRIL 7 ANNIE STANINEC AND THE ZYDECO ALL-STARS

 

SUNDAY-APRIL 28 JOE HALL AND THE CANECUTTERS,FROM LAFAYETTE, LA

 

 

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!!

 


Updates from

Simi Valley Cajun Music & Blues Festival Blog

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How to Keep This Year’s Resolutions

By Simi Valley Cajun Music & Blues Festival Blogging Team on Jan 31, 2019 09:00 am

Try out these suggestions to help you keep your 2019 resolutions. If you have set goals for this new year, then you might be worried about your ability to keep them.  If you need help staying motivated to keep your resolutions, then here are some of the suggestions that you should try. Be Realistic First,
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Seattle Events

Give it up for MaryLee!

Feb.15 | Gator Boy’s Juke Joint

Well wasn’t that just a dang shame about The Revelers? Argh! Come shake it off tonight, where the Juke Joint love fest is sure to put you feelin’ right. In addition to the normal groovy goodness spun by your host, DJ Gator, we’ll be celebrating Miss MaryLee Lykes birthday, 75 and still flyin’ high. MaryLee will be joining the Gator Boy to teach a Zydeco pre-dance lesson at 7:15pm, dance 8-11pm, be there baby!

 

Learn for less!

thru Sunday | Private Lessons Discount

In the name of love, you can still take advantage of the Gator Boy’s Valentine’s Special through this weekend. Book a private lesson(s) and receive 10% off the normal rate! Email Sean to make a date or for more info.

 

Hot Links | The Gator Boy also recommends…

Feb.16 Polite Society Jazz Band info

pre-dance lesson 7pm with Marlene & Sean

 

Mar.1, 15, 22 Cha Cha Cha Workshops details

with the Gator Boy and the CrashDancers

 

Mar.30-31 Fall in Love with West Coast Swing Weekend

Register and save by March 15!  click for details

 

Upcoming…

  

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

 

Feb.24 | New class session begins

Beginning Swing, Waltz 2, and Country Two-step 2

with Cathy Footer & Sean Donovan info

 

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

with the Gator Boy

 

Mar.15 | Gator Boy’s Juke Joint with Bayou Envie

at Eagles Mother Aerie

 

Mar.30-31 | Fall in Love with West Coast Swing

West Coast Swing workshop weekend!

with Wren Newman & Scot McKay

Save with early bird registration by January 31!

 

Apr.13 | Early Life Speech & Language Beer Festival

sip tasty brewed libations with music by the Gator Boy

 

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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


 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!”


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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