Calif. Cajun & Zydeco 917th News Don’t Miss High Life Cajun Band Sunday@GS LB
From Karen Redding:
August 28, 2016 - Fundraiser for FolkWorks!
Final 4th Sunday Dance at Golden Sails with the High Life Cajun Band!
There are many reasons to come to this dance. One is to
come say goodbye to me and my team as we close out the 4th Sunday
Cajun/Zydeco dances at the Golden Sails. Another is that this is a
fundraiser for FolkWorks' brand-new Folk Festival and that when you buy
raffle tickets you will be supporting a very worthy organization.
You'll also get to "Pass a good time" dancing
to the traditional Cajun Music of the High Life Cajun band as they rock the
house with their traditional Cajun French two-steps, and conjure memories
of the prairies and dance halls of southwest Louisiana with their soulful
I'll be doing a 50/50 Raffle, so if you can afford it,
please bring some extra change to purchase raffle tickets. Winner takes
half the money, the other half goes to....you got it! FolkWorks!
Here are the details:
Sunday, August 28, 2016
FINAL 4TH SUNDAY DANCE/FOLKWORKS FUNDRAISER
Featuring The High Life Cajun Band!
Golden Sails Hotel, PCH Club
6285 East Pacific Coast Highway
Long Beach, CA 90804
Doors Open: 3:30 PM
Band Plays: 4-7 PM
Admission: $15 Cash Only, Exact Change Appreciated.
Info: Karen call/text 562-708-8946
I'm looking forward to seeing all of you to thank you
for your support over the years. Many hugs to you all! Let's send this baby
out with a great big partaaaaayyyy!
Hugs and Love to you all,
From Karen Redding
Thursday, October 6, 2016 - NEWHALL, CA
Zydeco JAM Session With Karen Redding
Dennis G & The Zydeco Trail Riderz
Old Town Newhall Library
High Life Band Cajun
Saturday, October 8
Folkworks’ Inaugural Festival
Dance at Santa Monica Bay Women’s Club
Stay Tuned for more info!
San Diego Event:
Sat., August 13 --- David Souza and the Zydeco
War Memorial Hall, 3325 Zoo Drive San Diego, CA 92101
See Balboa Park Map for guidance.
Zydeco dance lesson at 6:20 p.m.
Dance to live Louisiana music from 7 to 10:15 p.m.
Admission just $10. Please pay at the registration table
to get your wrist band. First timers receive a $5 discount!
SOME UPCOMING CAJUN-ZYDECO FESTIVALS
SOME UPCOMING CAJUN-ZYDECO FESTIVALS
RHYTHM & ROOTS FESTIVAL--Ninigret
State Park, RI--Sep. 1-2-3
Thursday night (8/31)at
the Towers in Narragansett, featuring Orchestra Royal w/ Steve Riley Kevin
Wimmer, Michael Doucet & others.
The fest follows
all day Fri (9/1), Sat (9/2) & Sun (9/3). Go to www.rhythmandroots.com
for the full festival lineup & details.
FESTIVALS ACADIENS--Lafayette, LA--Oct
Always a great time,
even if it is humid--& dancing is mostly in the grass which becomes
dirt--there is one dance floor under a tent, and it gets super crowded.
The festival occurs all
day Saturday & Sunday; however, there will be much other dancing
Thursday & Friday nights, & Sunday after the festival closes.
reservations by calling the Ramada Inn Lafayette 337-233-6815. Be sure to request the special Festivals
Acadiens Zydeco Rate of $65/night.
If told no rooms
available when you reach the front desk, ask to be transferred to Carla
Schrimpf (direct line 337-408-2809).
She is in charge of
group accommodations--& yes we have many rooms reserved just for our
Now for some of the
dance events: There will be MORE!
Thursday, Oct. 13:
Barn: Terry & the Zydeco Bad Boys; 8:00-11:00 PM.
Friday, Oct. 14:
*Bach Lunch Dance-Parc Sans Souci-Downtown
Lafayette: Band TBA; Noo-1:00 PM.
* Early evening
dance at Girard Park w/ Roddie Romero & the Hub City All Stars;
* “Krewe de
Canaille” dance at La Pouissiere in Breaux Bridge w/ Wilson Savoy
& the Pineleaf Boys; 8:00 PM.
* Feed & Seed:
Horace Trahan & the New Ossun Express; 9:00-Midnight.
* Whiskey River Landing:
Lil’ Wayne Singleton & Same Ol’ 2-Step;
in Carencro: Terry & the Bad Boys; 9:30-Midnight.
Saturday, Oct. 15:
* Café des Amis-Breaux Bridge: Band TBA:
8:00-Noon; Band TBA.
International-Downtown Lafayette-Zydeco Breakfast: Terry & the Bad
Boys; 8:00-11:00 AM.
Acadiens all day at Girard Park in Lafayette. Go to www.festivalsacadiens.com for
Warehouse-Lafayette: Terry & the Bad Boys: 9:00-Midnight.
Sunday, Oct. 15:
* Festivals Acadiens all
day at Girard Park in Lafayette. Info at www.festivalsacadiens.com
* Whiskey River Landing
on Henderson Levee; Geno Delafose @ 4:00 PM.
* Evening dance at
Pat’s Atchafalaya in Henderson. Not yet confirmed—stay
Mulate’s in Breaux Bridge: Terry & the Bad Boys; 6:00 PM.
LA--Usually the last weekend of October.
Go to www.blackpotfestival.com for
schedule & details.
There will be no special
rate at the Ramada Inn for this event.
The festival is held at
Vermilionville Historic Park across from the airport.
NEW YEARS EXTRAVAGANZA--Lafayette,
LA--Dec. 27-28-29-30-31-Jan. 1
This is the largest
& best NYE event in the country (maybe the entire world)! The following
music is confirmed so far--there will be much more!
Again, make your room
reservations at the Ramada Inn Lafayette 337-233-6815 & request
the Zydeco New Year’s Rate of $65/night.
Tuesday, Dec. 27:
* Feed & Seed,
Lafayette--Wayne Singleton & Same Ol’ 2-Step--TENTATIVE
* La Pouissiere, Breaux
Bridge--Wilson Savoy & the Pine Leaf Boys.
Thursday, Dec. 29:
*Feed & Seed,
Lafayette--Roy Carrier Tribute w/ Dikki Du, Corey Ledet, Jeffery
Leroy Thomas, & maybe a special guest or two; 8:00 PM.
Friday, Dec. 30:
Bridge: Horace Trahan & the New Ossun Express; 8:00 PM.
Saturday, Dec. 31:
Lafayette—New Year’s Eve Dance w/ Geno Delafose & French
Rockin’ Boogie; 9:00 PM.
Sunday, Jan. 1:
Waldman’s New Year’s Day house party potluck & music will
not be held this year as she will be away.
MARDI GRAS WEEKEND--February
Too far in the future to
begin speculating all the events!
However Terry & the
Bad Boys will play Feed & Seed Thu. the 23rd.
Ramada Inn Lafayette
(337-233-6815) will again offer rooms for $65/night.
Be sure to ask for the Mardi
Gras Zydeco Rate
Here's a link to my web page calendar with upcoming shows.
Zydeco Trail Riderz - Shows
Thanks for sharing,
Dennis G & the Zydeco Trail Riderz
Zydeco Trail Riderz
Haley & the Zydekats
Lisa Haley & the Zydekats
GRAMMY Nominee – Americana/Cajun/Zydeco
Celebrating 21 years as a band!
Lisa Haley "Chicken Fiddler"
Video – Over 672,000 Youtube hits! B’gawk!!
- and continuing on Nickelodeon’s “React To That!” http://www.nick.com/videos/clip/react-to-that-109-clip.html
Yes We Are!! Booking shows NOW for 2016-17!!
Do YOU have a favorite Event where you’d love to see the Zydekats?! Would you like free tickets?!
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Team" – see info at bottom of this email for
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OUR WORLD NEEDS JOYFUL MUSIC!
We love you all! - Lisa and the Kats
FRIDAY 8.12.16: LAGUNA BEACH,
CALIFORNIA - 5PM
935 Laguna Canyon Rd, Laguna Beach,
8.13.16 TEMPLE CITY, CALIFORNIA - 11AM
TEMPLE CITY LIBRARY CONCERT
5939 Golden West Ave. Temple City,
– Info: (626) 285-2171
8.18.16 FULLERTON, CALIFORNIA – 7:30PM
MUCKENTHALER CULTURAL CENTER
Director’s Choice Concert
1201 West Malvern Ave, Fullerton, CA
Come out and dance! - http://www.themuck.org
8.21.16 IDYLLWILD, CALIFORNIA – 12PM
JAZZ in the PINES FESTIVAL
8.23.16 PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - 6PM
MEMORIAL PARK CONCERT
85 E. Holly St, Pasadena, CA 91103
8.25.16 IDYLLWILD, CALIFORNIA - 7PM
IDYLLWILD COMMUNITY CENTER CONCERT
26150 Hwy 243, Idyllwild, CA 92549
SAT 9.3.16 VENTURA, CALIFORNIA - 7:30PM
4200 Olivas Park Dr, Ventura, CA
IRVINE, CALIFORNIA –
IRVINE GLOBAL VILLAGE FESTIVAL
Col Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial
Park, 4 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine CA 92606
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA –
ADAMS AVENUE STREET FAIR
Blues Stage - Hawley Bl & Adams
OF THE MONTH:
“By the grace of God, may
America protect our most valuable gift: Freedom!”
of 2016 & 2017 Shows In the Works - Everywhere!
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
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! They have a new 8th
album, "Joy Ride," and 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:
Snapalope “Camouflage” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hL0r1X2Mxao
(Yes, that’s Lisa also playing violin!) (reposted
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!!
Check out the Video’s from The Long Beach Bayou Below:
Thomas & the Zydeco Roadrunners at The Long Beach Bayou 2016
Caillier & the Zydeco Knockouts at The Long Beach Bayou 2016 with Wendy
Cajun Music @ Long Beach Bayou 2016 3
Cajun Music @ Long Beach Bayou 2016 2
Cajun Music @ Long Beach Bayou 2016 1
Mary Louisiana Blues & Zydeco Band
at The Long Beach Bayou 2016 1
Mary Louisiana Blues & Zydeco Band
at The Long Beach Bayou 2016 2
Musique Zydeco at The Long Beach Bayou 2016 1
Musique Zydeco at The Long Beach Bayou 2016 2
2016 Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival Videos
Sonnier Simi Valley Cajun Biues Festival 2016 1
Jo-El Sonnier Simi Valley Cajun Biues Festival
Jo-El Sonnier Simi Valley Cajun Biues Festival 2016 3
Brandt and Peter Oliver Dancing at Simi Valley Cajun and Blues
Carrier at Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival 2016 1
Chubby Carrier at Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival
Chubby Carrier at Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival
Dopsie at Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival 2016 1
Dwayne Dopsie at Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival
meets Lindy at the Simi Valley Cajun Blues festival 2016
Great dancing Robert Vangor with your beautiful dance partner.
Russel at the Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival
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
Musique Zydeco at Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival 1
Bonne Musique Zydeco at Simi Valley Cajun and Blues
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
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)
by the Bay 2016 Erin Brandt & AJ Gibbs
by the Bay 2016 Cajun Zydeco Zydecobrad Bonsoir Catin Karen Hinz &
Peter Oliver Dancing
Gator by the Bay 2016 Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble 1
Diego Gator by the Bay 2016 Bonsoir Catin
Diego Gator by the Bay 2016 Bonsoir Catin Workshop 1
by the Bay 2016 Cajun Zydeco Zydecobrad Curley Taylor 2
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Dana D. –
Hi folks..wanted to thank all those
who came out on Sunday for our 21st Anniversary Party..the place was
rockin' really hard from the the first note to the last..And the best
thing? we started EARLY!!!!!!!!!! Shocked the hell out of everyone!! lol..at
5:26..that seems to be the best time to do these things..Lots of people
were getting different info on different sites, but this here,or the
schedule that Lisa puts up is the best..Sometimes people get the times
wrong..But Andre started at early like I said, and just kept going
till around 8:15, a good almost 3 hours of non-stop zydeco..man, it was
great all night..
Was also night to see a lot of the
older folks who made the Eagles and this scene thrive..Again, I wanted to
thank Andre for all he has down..Playing, teaching both the musicians who
had no idea of what Zydeco was about, and also showing me how to do a lot
of sound stuff, housing musicians, backing them up, getting new people in,
etc..the list goes on..I'll keep saying it..We are blessed to have
And Also wanted to thank again Lisa
Lee, who really w/o her, the dances would not really happen..She does a lot
of behind the scenes work that she doesn't want to get credit for, but
man,let me tell you she does..So thanks,hon,for making this thing still go
on as hard as it is sometimes..Believe me folks, it's not just
booking a band, taking money, and the dough rolls in..lots more goes
into it..And Lisa does the best job of someone I know..So thank her next
time you see her..
By the way, her Basic Class
will be going on Tonight,Tuesday Aug.23,at the BEAT, 2560 9th St. in
Berkeley..She's a good teacher, patient, thorough, sweet, kind, and really
does a good job to get people to move right..that will be at 8:30, and go
This Friday, Aug. 26 at the Hall,
the Zydeco Flames return..They always put on a good show, and they've been
there from the beginning like Andre..Doors 8, lessons 8:30, music at
9pm.We'll see you there..
Also, there are 2 more
festivals coming up.. The 1st one is the Sebastopol Festival that has
moved to the Labor Day Weekend..there are now two days, and the Zydeco day
is the first, Sat..Sept. 3 w/Andrew Carriere, Zydeco Flames, Curley Taylor
and Jeffrey Broussard..that's an all-day thing, and a wonderful place to
go..the 2nd day features more New Orleans w/Maria Muldaur, Henry Butler,
and Zigaboo Modeliste.
I will also have advanced tickets
at the hall this Friday if you want to buy them..
We will be doing a Sunday show
w/Curley Taylor on Sept. 4 at the Hall as well.Why so many Sunday shows and
not Friday as usual? just to break it up..that's why and whenever we have a
Festival these days, people don't come on Fridays..it's that simple too.So
we do Sundays..and maybe will do some in the Fall..I'lm working on it.we'll
Then in October Andres'
Creole Festival w/be going on..that is also the first Sat. of October the
1st..at the old Lagoon Park in San Rafael..where many Zydeco Festivals used
to be held..And then we will be having a Sunday show the day after Andres'
Festival..that will also be going on at 5:30.
And lastly, last Sat..I put out a
list of the bands that played and as usual, I missed a few because w/over
1000 shows, I just did..I kind of find it funny though that most but not
all the people who reminded me of "you didn’t' mention
such" don't come much to the Hall anymore.And no Clark Peterson, I'm
not talking about you..Thanks for reminding me about Andrew...But I
digress..The list of the bands I missed will be at the end of the blurb
here..We'll see you Friday..So spread the word..
Thanks again to all past, present
and future Eagles Hall Zydeco dancers/bands/patrons, and more..
2305 Alameda Ave
Alameda, Ca. 94501
21 Years of Zydeco/Cajun/Jump Blues
Every Friday Night
Still Going Strong
Friday-Aug. 26 Zydeco Flames
Friday-Sept. 2 NO DANCE TONIGHT
Sunday-Sept. 4 CURLEY TAYLOR
AND ZYDECO TROUBLE, FROM SUNSET, LA..STARTING AROUND 5:30ISH
Friday-Sept. 9 Motordude Zydeco
Friday-Sept 16 Andre
Thierry(Celebrating Theresa Balcionis' B-Day)
Friday-Sept. 23 TBD
Friday-Sept. 30 TBD
SUNDAY-OCTOBER 2 ANDRE,
SPECIAL GUESTS, POST CREOLE UNITED DANCE PARTY, POTLUCK STARTING AT 5
FRIDAY-OCTOBER 28 20TH ANNUAL
ZYDECO HALLOWEEN DANCE AND COSTUME CONTEST W/THE ZYDECO FLAMES
FRIDAY-NOVEMBER 11 TERRY AND
THE ZYDECO BAD BOYS, FROM LAFAYETTE, LA..CELEBRATING DANA D'S BIRTHDAY
SOME OTHER BANDS THAT PLAYED I FORGOT
ANDREW CARRIERE AND THE CAJUN
RODDIE ROMERO AND THE HUB CITY
GERARD LANDRY AND THE CAJUN BANDITS
JEREMY FRUGE AND THE ZYDECO HOT
BON TON MICKEY
THANKS AGAIN..I THINK THAT IS IT..
Blues Geography: Check Out How Geography Has Influenced the Blues
Learn all about the geography of the blues and how it
has shaped the music.
underestimate the power of geography. There’s more to geography
than just where a place lies on the map. Rather, geography provides a
narrative as to how a subject relates to a place. When it comes to
the blues, the migration of the genre provides insight into the
development and growth of the music. Check out the geography of the
blues for better insight to how the genre has become what it is
The blues were
born along the banks of the Mississippi Delta in the early 1800s. The
music developed as work songs sung by slaves that had been brought
over to the Americas from Africa and transformed into a form of
expression in later years to talk about life’s hardships. The
style of music is influenced by African musical traditions that
feature elementary instruments. The simplicity of the style makes it
one of the more power forms of the Blues as this sort of style is raw
traveled south in the early 1900s and reached New Orleans and Texas. The
Louisiana blues was quickly influenced by the Cajun & Creole
stylings of music to create a unique style of blues. Additionally,
the birth of jazz led to the incorporation of a more piano and
horn-driven style. Texan blues, on the other hand, had been influenced
by the Latin flavor of nearby Mexico. The Texan blues has unique
guitar sounds that have been influenced by the Mexican Flamenco.
It’s not just the South that
has influenced the development of the blues. The music genre had also
migrated upstream to the North. In the 20th century, the blues travelled to
Memphis where it developed a more urban sound with more jazz elements
and guitar solos. A little later in the 1920s, the blues migrated
even further north, reaching Chicago and Detroit. In these Northern
cities, the blues was given yet another makeover. This time, the
bands were comprised of more musicians and the instrument were
amplified to reach a larger audience. Additionally, the lyrics had
changed, becoming more bold and shocking than they had been
Enjoy the blues now and always and
its geographic glory. Check out blues artists from around the country
at the Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival. Enjoy
music stylings from all the locations and save the date for the 28th Annual Simi Valley Cajun
& Blues Music Festival, coming Memorial Day
weekend of 2017. Contact us for more information.
Sep.10 | Curley Taylor & Zydeco
This show could very well take the crown for Zydeco Event
of the Year and, trust me, you definitely want to be there. Curley and
his band always, always give it 100%, putting on a fantastic show
bursting with energy and joy. And we are gonna have a great crowd for this
one, come on out!
Saturday, September 10 | Curley Taylor & Zydeco
Eagles Aerie No.1, 8pm, $20
Zydeco lesson with Cat & Sean, 7pm
All ages 'til 10pm
Help spread the good news! Visit the FB event page here
and let us know that you’re “going,” and/or share
the event with your friends. Thank you!
Upcoming | Swamp Soul, Dance Classes,
Friday, Aug.26 | Swamp Soul
Third Place Commons, 7:30-9:30pm, free
Sunday, Sep.11 | Fall Classes & Workshops begin
Beg. Zydeco and Swing
Int./Adv. Zydeco, Swing, and Blues
with Nancy, Claire, & Sean
Friday, Sep.16 | 3rd Friday Dance / Gator Boy’s
Eagles Aerie No.1, 8pm
Blues lesson 7:15pm
Saturday, Sep.24 | Swamp Soul
Eagles Aerie No.1, 8pm
Dance lesson (and music at band break) with the Gator Boy!
Private Lesson | Get right with dance
It’s high dance season, and you can avail yourself and
your friends of the fun and focused attention you get from private lessons
with the Gator Boy, whether it be zydeco, swing, blues,
waltz, wedding prep, and/or partnering and connection. See GatorBoyProductions.com or email Sean for details
on gift certificates, group lessons, DJ services, and special events.
Mark Your Calendar…
Event details at GatorBoyProductions.com
Aug.26 | Swamp Soul
Sep.10 | Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble
Live Louisiana zydeco at Eagles Aerie No.1
It's gonna be a party!
Sep.11 | Fall Classes & Workshops begin
Back to school!
Beg. & Int/Adv Zydeco, Swing, and Blues
Sep.16 | Gator Boy's Juke Joint
3rd Friday dance at Eagles Aerie No.1
Sep.24 | Swamp Soul
Dance lesson and break music with the Gator Boy
Nov.3-6 | Seabeck 11 Dance Camp: All Things
Registration ongoing! Details here
Event details at GatorBoyProductions.com
In Other News…
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, group lessons, DJ services, and
special events, email Sean for more
Zydeco Salé…Sadly, Zydeco
Salé's run has ended. It sure was fun, though! NWCZ Radio will
continue rebroadcasting shows from 5-6pm every Sunday, until they fine a
suitable replacement, and you can find all 31 past shows on archive
at GatorBoyProductions.com (just
click on the Zydeco Salé graphic).
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Big green luck everywhere!
three YouTube Video’s that I took of The Revelers at Timewarp Records
From Greg Benusa
It's just a little Zydeco blog I keep posting stories on
about upcoming zydeco
festivals... CD's... etc.. If people want to be notified
postings to the blog they can just subscribe on the right
side of the
window on the web page.
Hope all is good in your neck of the woods :)
Can you share this web page link to the blog as I posted
a new video
clip teaching the Zydeco Cha Cha line dance.
Greg Benusa New Zydeco & Cajun Dance Instruction DVD
Can you put out to your mail list that we just released
an Advanced & Intermediate Zydeco Dance instruction / Workshop#3 DVD.
It covers the styles and moves you see in Texas &
All the details about the DVD are at http://www.LearnZydeco.com
New Zydeco & Cajun Dance Instruction DVD just
released. It's title
is Workshop #1 - Louisiana Dance Home School
Instructor Greg Benusa covers beginning Zydeco, Waltz,
the Cajun Jig
& Two Step.
It breaks down the basics of each of these dances as
well as covers a few intermediate moves as well.
It covers alternative teaching styles that are used
music on the DVD are from the bands of Brian Jack,
Leroy Thomas, Noonie & The San Diego Cajun Playboy's.
Visit www.LearnZydeco.com for more details on the DVD and
the word to new dancers who you think maybe interested.
It is currently available to purchase online at
and will be sold through http://www.activevideos.com and
Records in the near future.
Thank You. - Greg ph: 619-857-8409
Violin Instructors Dr. Jim Sitterly and Grammy Nominated
Violin Lessons on YouTube Go to YouTube.com and Search
for zydecobrad + Violin
purpose of this newsletter is to promote Cajun and Zydeco dancing in the
Southern California area.
may access the Southern California Cajun Zydeco Web Page at
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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
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