Zydecobrad's Cajun & Zydeco Dancing in Los Angeles
San Diego Events:
David Sousa & The Zydeco Mudbugs
Nov 10 @ 6:20 pm - 10:00 pm
1549 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
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!
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 - email@example.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
Lisa Haley & the
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
Haley "Chicken Fiddler" Video – Over 684,000 Youtube hits – and counting! B’gawk!!
Yes We Are!! Booking shows NOW for 2018-19!!
OUR WORLD NEEDS JOYFUL MUSIC!! Love, Lisa and the Kats
SATURDAY 10.13.18 PALMDALE, CA
SUNDAY 10.14.18 – RENO NUGGET, NEVADA -
3:30PM & 5PM
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!
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
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:
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:
5. The first Club Zydecosis member to successfully land us a new show will receive:
FREE ADMISSION for 2 people
to that event!
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 -
Then This Sunday On Nov. 4, we Blake Miller and Jimmy Breaux are coming in to play..they will be backed up by Mitch Polzak on guitar, Billy Wilson on Bass, and special guest Andre Thierry on Drums..Yes Andre on Drums..Wow this will be an extra special show to hear.....I've had a lot of people ask me why it sounds the way it does at Ashkenaz, espeically when out-of-town bands play, like Jeffrey or some of the Cajun Bands so..Simple..What I do is pump up the kick drum a bit more than normal to fill the Hall out with the bottom, then that way the top or melody sounds punchier..I had many people ask me on Friday why it sounds different..that is why..I love hearing the drummer push the beat and the melody players to crank up their game a bit..But also each Hall and venue is different..What works for me may not work everywhere else, or vice versa..
For those who don't know, Ian Lamson has cancer, and folks have been asking me about doing a benefit..I'll look into it and if there aren't any scheduled already, we'll see if we can't put something together..
And I gotta say, it was a tough day today watching my Niners blow it yet again. But hey, as we used to say, they are playing each other on Thursday, so who knows? Niners will hopefully win..
Thanks again for the support. and see you on Sunday..Happy Halloween everyone..
we hope to see you somewhere along the Zydeco Road..
2305 ALAMEDA AVE.
23+ YEARS OF ZYDECO/CAJUN/AND MORE
SUNDAY-NOVEMBER 4 JIMMY BREAUX AND BLAKE MILLER, FROM La. WITH ANDRE THIERRY,BILLY WILSON, AND MITCH POLZAK
SUNDAY-NOVEMBER 18, ANDRE THIERRY, CELEBRATING DANA'S BIRTHDAY
FRIDAY-NOVEMBER 23 DIKKI DU, FROM LAWTELL, LA..
FRIDAY-NOVEMBER 30 TBD
FRIDAY-DECEMBER 7 ANDRE THIERRY
FRIDAY-DECEMBER 14 ADAM BRYANT, MAKING HIS CALIFORNIA DEBUT
THERE WILL BE MORE ONCE I GET STRONGER..THANK SO MUCH AGAIN....
From Dick Brainard Portland, Oregon
WEEK BETWEEN CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR’S CAJUN & ZYDECO MUSIC—so far
Wednesday, Dec. 26
*Terry & the Bad Boys @ Rock ‘n’ Bowl LFT: 7:00 PM
Thursday, Dec. 27
*Chubby Carrier & Bayou Swamp Band @ Feed & Seed: 7:00-10:00 PM
*Steve Riley & Mamou Playboys @ Rock ‘n’ Bowl LFT: 8:30 PM
Friday, Dec. 28
*Steve Riley & Mamou Playboys @ Feed & Seed: 1:00-4:00 PM
*Roy Carrier Tribute @ Feed & Seed: 8:00-Midnight w/ Dikki Du & Zydeco
Krewe, Jeffery Broussard & Creole Cowboys, & Terry & the Bad Boys
*Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie @ Cowboys: 10:00 PM
Saturday, Dec. 29
*Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie @ Buck & Johnny’s: 8:30-11:30 AM
*Pine Leaf Boys @ LaPoussiere in Breaux Bridge: 8:00-11:00 PM
*Marc Broussard @ Rock ‘n’ Bowl LFT: 9:00 PM
Sunday, Dec. 30
*Horace Trahan & Ossun Express @ Feed & Seed; 1:00-4:00 PM
*Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie @ Route 92 Bar, Youngsville: 4:00 PM.
Monday, Dec. 31
*Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie @ Vermilionville: 9:30 PM-12:30 AM
*Steve Riley & High Performance @ American Legion Hall in Rayne: Time TBA
*Rock ‘n’ Bowl LFT: ??? TBA
New classes start
Oct.28 | Swing, Foxtrot, & Salsa Classes
Spend some lovely Sunday afternoons learning dance with Cathy Footer & the Gator Boy. We’ll have beginning Swing (3pm), Foxtrot (4pm), and Salsa (5pm), at the Swedish Club, and we’re thrilled to share them all with you. Details at GatorBoyProductions.com
7 live bands
Nov.4 | Louisianathon
Speaking of lovely Sunday afternoons, some of us will be returning from Seabeck Dance Camp early to ensure we can partake of the wonderful bands offered up for this, the 15th Annual Louisianathon! Where, incredibly, you can dance to 7 bands for $15. We’ve seen times listed as anywhere from 12:30-7:30 or 12-8:15, so aim for the early afternoon and you’re sure to find plenty of company. Yeah you right! Details and event links at GatorBoyProductions.com
Live from Louisiana
Nov.5 | 99 Playboys
With their Seattle debut, 99 Playboys bring “a new Cajun and Creole project by Jean Bertrand (of the Pine Leaf Boys) & Paul ‘Bird’ Edwards” to Hale’s Brewery from 6:30-9:30pm. Can’t think of a better way to spend a Monday night! Details and event links at GatorBoyProductions.com
Nov.8 | Zydeco with the Gator
Special, one-time only night dancing at China Harbor with DJ Gator. Zydeco lesson at 6:30, dance 7-10pm. You can expect a Louisiana focus with zydeco, plus swing, blues, some cha chas and those beautiful Cajun waltzes. Details and event links at GatorBoyProductions.com
Hot Links | The Gator Boy Recommends…
Oct.29 Filé Gumbo (Hale’s Brewery)
Nov.1-4 Seabeck Dance Camp (nwdance.net)
Nov.16 Gator Boy’s Juke Joint
Oct.28 | New Dance Classes Start
Beginning Swing, Foxtrot, and Intro to Salsa
with Cathy & Sean
Oct.29 | Filé Gumbo
Hale’s Brewery, 7:30-9:30pm
Nov.1-4 | Seabeck Dance Camp
Promises to be an awesomely good time
Nov.4 | Louisianathon
15th Annual, with 7 live bands at Eagles Aerie No.1
Nov.5 | 99 Playboys
at Hale’s Brewery
Nov.8 | Zydeco with the Gator
One night only! at China Harbor
Nov.16 | Gator Boy’s Juke Joint
3rd Friday Dance at Eagles Aerie No.1
Dec.21 | Gator Boy’s Juke Joint Holiday Extravaganza
Holidays with the Hounds!
Live music with the Jukehouse Hounds
Feb.10, 2019 | The Revelers
Live from Louisiana, save the date!
Still finalizing details, stay tuned...
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!
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.
We really enjoyed dancing to Andre Thierry Sunday October 14th.
Here is a YouTube Video of Andre and the Band
Long Beach Bayou Festival videos of the festival:
Acadien Cajun Band Long Beach Bayou 2018 1
Acadien Cajun Band Long Beach Bayou 2018 2
Acadien Cajun Band Long Beach Bayou 2018 3
Acadien Cajun Band Long Beach Bayou 2018 4
Jeffrey Broussard Long Beach Bayou festival 2018
JoJo Reed Long Beach Bayou 2018
2018 Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival
Lisa Haley & The Zydekats – In Honor of Stephen D. Smith
Lost Bayou Ramblers 3 - 2018 Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival
Kevin Naquin & Ossun Playboys 1 - 2018 Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival
Kevin Naquin & Ossun Playboys 2 - 2018 Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival
Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band 3 - 2018 Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival
Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band 2 - 2018 Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival
Chubby Cariier & The Bayou Swamp Band 1 - 2018 Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival
Lost Bayou Ramblers 1 -2018 Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival
Lost Bayou Ramblers 2 -2018 Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival
La Recolte 1 - 2018 Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival
Long Beach Bayou 2017
Pine Leaf Boys Long Beach Bayou 2017 1
Pine Leaf Boys Long Beach Bayou 2017 2
Brian Jack & the Zydeco Gamblers at Long Beach Bayou 2017
T Broussard & the Zydeco Steppers 1 Long Beach Bayou 2017
T Broussard & the Zydeco Steppers 2 Long Beach Bayou 2017
Mark St Mary Long Beach Bayou 2017
Seville and Company Long Beach Bayou 2017
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
2. The Cajun Trio: Michael Doucet, David Doucet & Mitch Reed with Doug Kershaw 2 @ Simi Valley Cajun&Blues Festival 2017
3. The Cajun Trio: Michael Doucet, David Doucet & Mitch Reed with Jo-El Sonnier 2 @ Simi Valley Cajun&Blues Festival 2017
4. The Cajun Trio: Michael Doucet, David Doucet & Mitch Reed with Jo-El Sonnier @ Simi Valley Cajun&Blues Festival 2017
5. The Cajun Trio: Michael Doucet, David Doucet & Mitch Reed with Doug Kershaw @ Simi Valley Cajun&Blues Festival 2017
2017 San Diego’s Zydeco, Blues & Crawfish Festival
Check out the Video’s from The Long Beach Bayou Below:
Leroy Thomas & the Zydeco Roadrunners at The Long Beach Bayou 2016
J.J. Caillier & the Zydeco Knockouts at The Long Beach Bayou 2016 with Wendy Lemlin
La Recolte Cajun Music @ Long Beach Bayou 2016 3
La Recolte Cajun Music @ Long Beach Bayou 2016 2
La Recolte Cajun Music @ Long Beach Bayou 2016 1
Mark St Mary Louisiana Blues & Zydeco Band at The Long Beach Bayou 2016 1
Mark St Mary Louisiana Blues & Zydeco Band at The Long Beach Bayou 2016 2
Bonne Musique Zydeco at The Long Beach Bayou 2016 1
Bonne Musique Zydeco at The Long Beach Bayou 2016 2
2016 Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival Videos
Jo-El Sonnier Simi Valley Cajun Biues Festival 2016 1
Jo-El Sonnier Simi Valley Cajun Biues Festival 2016 2
Jo-El Sonnier Simi Valley Cajun Biues Festival 2016 3
Erin Brandt and Peter Oliver Dancing at Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival 2016
Chubby Carrier at Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival 2016 1
Chubby Carrier at Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival 2016 2
Chubby Carrier at Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival 2016 3
Dwayne Dopsie at Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival 2016 1
Dwayne Dopsie at Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival 2016 2
Zydeco meets Lindy at the Simi Valley Cajun Blues festival 2016
Great dancing Robert Vangor with your beautiful dance partner.
Leon Russel at the Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival 2016
Doug Kirshaw and Steve Riley at the Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival 1
Doug Kirshaw and Steve Riley at the Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival 2
Bonnie Musique Zydeco at Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival 1
Bonne Musique Zydeco at Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival 2
Barbara Morrison Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival 2016
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)
Gator by the Bay 2016 Erin Brandt & AJ Gibbs
Gator by the Bay 2016 Cajun Zydeco Zydecobrad Bonsoir Catin Karen Hinz & Peter Oliver Dancing
San Diego Gator by the Bay 2016 Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble 1
San Diego Gator by the Bay 2016 Bonsoir Catin
San Diego Gator by the Bay 2016 Bonsoir Catin Workshop 1
Gator by the Bay 2016 Cajun Zydeco Zydecobrad Curley Taylor 2
Here are three YouTube Video’s that I took of The Revelers at Timewarp Records last Friday
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.
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