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/

 

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

 

 

 

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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

http://zydecobrad.com

 

YouTube Channel  Brad Sjoblom

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

 

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

 

http://www.simicajun.org/


 

IMPORTANT UPDATE ON THE LONG BEACH BAYOU FESTIVAL

PLEASE TELL OTHERS-THE LONG BEACH BAYOU FESTIVAL IS NOTGOING TO BE HELD IN JUNE THIS YEAR! 

Please spread
the word!

They are looking at having the festival in the fall, but there is
no date or location at this time.


One more time:

The Long Beach Bayou Festival will NOT be held in June this year!

STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFORMATION

 


Bruce’s Party

 

Here is the info. !st 75 RSVP invited. Bruce's 8 annual birthday (no 

gifts) Zydeco party. June 1st 4:30 til 8:30 P.M.

 

David Sousa and the Zydeco Mudbugs will be playing for us again.

 

Sherry and Gary Mata's  home. 7884 Eastgate Ct. Riverside, Ca.

 

Please RSVP to bjackson99@socal.rr.com   ASAP, so we   can plan for 

tables, chairs etc.

 

Any questions will be answered there.

 

All food and beverages will be furnished.

 

*  

* 

French Quarter Schedule

Sunday June 2nd – Curtis Poullard

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 Dick Brainaird – Portland Waterfront Blues Festival

If you are coming to the WBF & need a hotel room, I am negotiating a discount rate at University Place Hotel about a 10-12 minute walk from the fest. The rate will include a cooked to order breakfast from the hotel restaurant menu. I will receive 20 rooms at the discount rate, so let me know asap if you want one of the rooms. Don’t yet know the discount rate but likely to be around $100/night.

The hotel is very nice & is in a very safe area next to Portland State Univ.—actually owned by the Univ. The walkway to the festival is through an area of new business, university & apartment buildings.

The best way to reach the hotel from the airport will be to use the “Downtown Hotel Shuttle” which stops at the hotel. Otherwise you can use the MAX light rail line from the airport to downtown, then transfer to the southbound “Yellow/Orange” line on SW 5th Av. up to the hotel on SW Lincoln. Parking is expensive at the hotel & area parking garages.

The WBF is all day July 4-5-6-7 (Thu-Sun) from noon till 10 PM, with additional late night music in the adjacent Marriott Hotel ballrooms. Cajun & zydeco music will be on the Front Porch Stage from noon till 10 PM both Sat & Sun. with a large dance floor in front of the stage. There will be lessons between band sets. Thu & Fri there will be swing dancing on the dance floor to swing-blues bands.

Cascade Zydeco is working on adding an off-site dance with one of the zydeco bands so stay tuned for info.

Bands will include;

    Chubby Carrier & His Zydeco Swamp Band

    Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble

    Wayne Singleton & Same Ol’ 2-Step

    Lil’ Pookie Zydeco Band

    TooLoose Cajun Band

Each will play 3 times over Sat & Sun.

Go to www.waterfrontbluesfest.com  for lots of information on all the other stuff.
Be sure to email me soon if you want one of the discount rooms. The hotel is already 40% booked for the WBF weekend.


OMG!—Gator-by-the-Bay--what a wonderful event this past weekend. Everyone had a fabulous time. The music was incredible. The dancing awesome. Peter Oliver and his crew did an incredible job making GBTB the best Cajun & Zydeco festival in the country (plus lots of swing, blues, country, Latin, etc.)—for more years than I can recall. And the food was very good--when we had the time to stop dancing. This is the ultimate festival which everyone has to experience. So…..mark it on your calendar for next Mother’s Day weekend.

 

Next on the agenda many of us will be going to Strawberry Park Cajun-Zydeco Fest near Preston City, CT over the weekend of Thursday-Sunday, June 6-9, featuring Kevin Naquin, The Revelers, Pine Leaf Boys, Gen Delafose, Steve Riley, Dennis Stroughmat, Yvette Landry, Jesse Lege, K Jones & the Benzie Playboys—a knockout lineup! I believe you can find it at www.strawberryparkcajunzydecofestival.com

 

Then it will be the Waterfront Blues Festival in Portland, OR  July 4-5-6-7. This is the largest music festival west of the Mississippi River. Go to www.waterfrontbluesfest.com for all the details of four fabulous days of world-class blues, including two full days (Saturday & Sunday) of Cajun & zydeco music with dancing on a huge dance floor—all right along the Willamette River in front of Downtown Portland. Plus Curley Taylor will play a zydeco cruise on the river the evening of July 5. The lineup includes Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band, Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble, Wayne Singleton & Same Ol’ 2-Step, Lil’ Pookie & the Zydeco Sensations, Feufollet & our local TooLoose Cajun-Zydeco band.

 

All this to be followed later this year by

*Rhythm & Roots Festival over Labor Day weekend at Ninigret State Park, RI

*Festivals Acadiens October 10-13 in Lafayette, LA (special hotel rates at Fairfield Inn)

*Week between Christmas & New Year’s in Lafayette, LA with Cajun & zydeco music every day & night! (again special hotel rates at Fairfield Inn)

*Then Mardi Gras 2020 will be upon us--so much fun—but somebody has to do it!

 


 

From Karen Redding:


Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble
Sunday, July 14, 5 PM, $25
Alvas Showroom
1417 W. 8th Street
San Pedro CA 90732
Bring your own food and NON-alcoholic beverages!

TICKET LINK NOT YET AVAILABLE
THIS VENUE IS A VERY NICE YET INTIMATE CONCERT VENUE AND HAS A DANCE FLOOR!
Alvas Showroom: https://alvasshowroom.com
Curley Taylor’s Website: http://www.curleytaylor.com

 


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


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

 

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=hSTDHc2-PzM

 

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/

 

San Diego News:

Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival » Cajun, Zydeco, Creole, Blues, Music & Food**************************************

From Karen R:

 

IMPORTANT UPDATE ON THE LONG BEACH BAYOU FESTIVAL

PLEASE TELL OTHERS-THE LONG BEACH BAYOU FESTIVAL IS NOTGOING TO BE HELD IN JUNE THIS YEAR! 

Please spread
the word!

They are looking at having the festival in the fall, but there is
no date or location at this time.


One more time:

The Long Beach Bayou Festival will NOT be held in June this year!

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From Dana D. Alameda, CA


Hello everyone..Hope all those on the list here who went to SD had a good time..Looking at some of the photos it sure liked it always is..This coming Sunday, at the Hall, the band that started it all at the Hall, Motordude Zydeco, will be coming in..Back in 1993, they found the Eagles long with Walter Budka, our bartender..Flash forward to today, they are still doing it and still put on a good show, even at their age..lol..I'm just goofing here, but it is true.They play a good variety of music that people love to dance and they should...this will be the 26th year of them at the Hall, but for some reason I am flashing back to when MDZ played at the old Larry Blakes' on Telegraph.Don't know If you ever went there, but man, Claustophobic, sawdust on the dance floor, you had to go downstairs to hear the band, but man, it was great..the good ol' days of the 80's..ahhhhh..They were good then, but I think even better now..so we hope to see you at the usual time around 5:45ish with a potluck too if you want to bring some food..Thanks and spread the word..

 

Then Andre Thierry will be playing next Sunday, the 26, for a very special Memorial Day Weekend show on Sunday the 26th..that will be in celebration of the annual John Delafose Memorial Day Dance we used to do a few years back..It was named that as one Memorial Day at Andre's old Church his grandma ran, St. Marks, had John Delafose play, and I do believe there were a good 500 people at that dance. in a place that held about 250!! it was a great day, so for many years Sue and I had the John Delafose Memorial Day Dance, and for one more year, will be happening..

 

Then we will take a weekend off due to my medical problems still with my bad leg, and return for June with a bit more unusual players, and then in July we will have at least two probably 3 dances..

 

And for those who are into Basketball, the Warriors and Blazers go at it starting tonight..Should be a good series..

 

We hope to see you at one or more of the dances..

 

Thanks to all..and for the support.

 

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/

 

 UPCOMING SHOWS:

 

 

SUNDAY-MAY 19 MOTORDUDE ZYDECO

 

SUNDAY-MAY 26 ANDRE THIERRY, OUR SOMEWHAT ANNUAL JOHN DELAFOSE MEMORIAL DAY DANCE $15

 

UPCOMING SHOWS:

SUNDAY-JUNE 9 TBD

 

SUNDAY-JUNE 16 MOTORDUDE ZYDECO

 

SUNDAY-JUNE 23 ANDRE THIERRY AND SPECIAL GUEST

 

 SUNDAY-JUNE 30 ANNIE STANINAC AND HER ZYDECO BOYS

 

 

 

SUNDAY-JULY 7 ANDRE THIERRY SPECIAL 4TH OF JULY SHOW

 

FRIDAY-JULY 12 CURLEY TAYLOR AND ZYDECO TROUBLE

 

 

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

 

 

 


 

 

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

LISA HALEY AND ZYDEKATS SCHEDULE
 

JULY
SATURDAY 7.6.19 - LAGUNA BEACH, CA - we play 11:45AM
53rd Annual SAWDUST FESTIVAL
935 Laguna Canyon Rd, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
https://sawdustartfestival.org/festivals


THURSDAY 7.11.19 - LOS ANGELES, CA - 7:30PM
SPRING STREET PARK CONCERT
428 South Spring St, L.A., CA 90013 (between 4th & 5th Sts)

AUGUST
MONDAY 8.26.19: - PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - 6PM
MEMORIAL PARK CONCERT "Live 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 93

 

Happy Mardi Gras Everybody!!
We pray for a wonderful, blessed year for you all!Come Out & dance!!

Celebrating 24 years as a band! Aaayyyeee!!  

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 2019-20!!
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

 

  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

  

AUGUST

  

MONDAY 8.26.19: - PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - 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

  

CAJUN PROVERB OF THE MONTH:
“On Mardi Gras – Eat the King Cake, but avoid the Cajun Sushi!”

 

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

HUGE BUNCH of 2019 & 2020 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.     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!!

 


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Get in the St. Patrick’s Day Spirit with This Green Recipe

By Simi Valley Cajun Music & Blues Festival Blogging Team on Mar 14, 2019 09:00 am

Whip up this delicious dish and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day deliciously. St. Patrick’s Day is this weekend!  Want a super fun way to get into the holiday spirit with all your loved ones?  Then try preparing a delicious and very green menu that everyone will enjoy.  This yummy pesto pasta with shrimp is a tasty
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How to Keep This Year’s Resolutions
Cajun Recipe for National Soup Month
How You Can Give Back This Holiday Season
Try Out This Cajun Inspired Recipe This Thanksgiving

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Acme Swing

May.5 | Swing 3: Another Level

You’re a good swing dancer, and we’ll capitalize on your goodness for some advanced moves and techniques to maximize your fun factor on the dance floor. 6-8pm with Nancy Fry & the Gator Boy at the Swedish Club. Info and registration.

 

Smokin’ hot swingin’ jazz

May.7-8 | The Hot Sardines

The Hot Sardines bring the past vibrantly alive through their brassy horn arrangements, rollicking piano melodies, and vocals from a chanteuse who transports listeners to a different era with the mere lilt of her voice. Combining both covers and originals, they effortlessly channel New York speakeasies, Parisian cabarets and New Orleans jazz halls, and they are gonna light Jazz Alley on fire. More info & tix.

 

Fiyo on the bayou!

July 5 | Bayou Blues Cruise

Waterfront Blues Festival has created a special "Zydeco Buddy Pass" package deal this year for us zydeco people, which includes a ride on the new Bayou Blues Cruise featuring Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble, Bayou Boys, Terry Hanck, and The BrassRoots Movement -- can you say PARTY BOAT?! Also included are a Buddy Pass (admission to all four days of the fest, July 4-7), and discounted admission to after hours shows (which are killer this year!). If you've already bought a pass you can upgrade to this for just 10 bucks and still save a bundle.

 

To take advantage just click here, choose Add to Cart, then at the top where it says “Please list your association here” enter Gatorboy. See you on the boat, baby!

 

Hot Links | The Gator Boy recommends…

May.4 | The Wiretappers

Nancy Fry & the Gator Boy teach the pre-dance lesson, then we swing ‘n’ tonkinfo

 

May.9-12 | Gator by the Bay

Marcia Ball, Chubby Carrier, Geno Delafose, Kevin Naquin – all gathering in San Diego over Mother’s Day weekend. Like, wow. Info & tix.

 

Upcoming…

  

May 5 | Swing 3: Another Level

with Nancy Fry & Sean Donovan

Advanced-level Swing Info & registration

 

May 7-8 | The Hot Sardines

Channeling New York speakeasies, Parisian cabarets and New Orleans jazz halls

at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley info/tix

 

May 9-12 | Gator By The Bay Festival (San Diego, CA)

Marcia Ball, Chubby Carrier, Geno Delafose, Kevin Naquin and many more

Plus the Gator Boy will be teaching some Whiskey River Jitterbug!

Details/tix

 

May 17 | Gator Boy’s Juke Joint

at Eagles Mother Aerie, 8-11pm (dance lesson 7:15pm)

 

May 25 | Swamp Soul at NW Folklife Festival

 

June 9 | Forrobodó

 Latin dance extravaganza info

 

July 4-7 | Waterfront Blues Festival (Portland, OR)

Chubby Carrier, Curley Taylor, Feufollet, Trombone Shorty and many more

For deals on hotel stays contact Dick Brainard (to get on his email list)

Details/tix

 

July 19-21 | Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival (Winthrop, WA)

Los Lobos, Shemekia Copeland, Larkin Poe, Kingfish, The Greyhounds, and more

Details/tix

  

Details at GatorBoyProductions.com unless otherwise noted

 

 

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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!”


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