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. If you would like to receive this newsletter by e-mail, you should also zydecobrad@aol.com

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 www.LouisianaDanceLA.com

 

www.bayoutalk.com 

 

Ted Sherrod's * www.twoleftfeetca.com

 

Andre Thierry and Zydeco Magic

 

ZydecoCajun.com - A Louisiana Tradition

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

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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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Other Dance Links

LINDY BY THE SEA with Rusty Franks

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.

 

 

 

 

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From Pattie Wells in San Diego

 

I write about dance for my website and include articles on Cajun and Zydeco dancing. Also, I update yearly an article on the Gator by the Bay in San Diego. I was wondering if you would be willing to add my website link to the "Other Dance Links" section on your website? If so, here is the info:

DanceTime.com (homepage)

Gator by the Bay

Cajun Dance Article

Zydeco Article

 

Best Regards,

Pattie Wells

 

B.A. Psychology, M.F.A. Creative Writing

Writer, Poet, Dance Educator

Master Dance Instructor

www.dancetime.com

www. dancetime.com/dance-talk

dancetime@gmail.com

619-275-3533 Business

 

 

StarDanceStudios Salsa/Swing/Ballroom

Pasadena Ballroom Dance Association

 

 

 

 

Zydecobrad’s Southern California Cajun & Zydeco 970th News * New band playing October 22nd Golden Sails

 

CAJUN CREOLE MUSIC DANCE

BESTWESTERN GOLDEN SAILS HOTEL

PCH CLUB 

6285 E. PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY

LONG BEACH , CA.90803

SUNDAY OCTOBER 22

4:00-7:30

"LES AMIS ACADIEN"

NEW BAND FORMED BY A GROUP OF FRIENDS WITH LONG TIME PASSION FOR THE MUSIC OF THE BAYOU

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

 

ADMISSION. $ 10

 


… Don’t miss the Dennis G and the Zydeco Trail Riderz!

 

Coming up at the Golden Sails in Long Beach

Sunday November 12, 2017   -- 4:30 to 7:30 pm

 

Golden Sails Hotel

   6285 East Pacific Coast Hwy

   Long Beach, CA 90803

 

Admission: $10 at the door

 

Info: Dempsey (562) 396-1132 bontemppappion@aol.com

         David      (909) 527-0926 davidsousa@verizon.net

 

Kids welcome! Families, singles welcome! 

Tasty food available at reasonable prices at 

the hotel restaurant which opens at 5 pm.

 

Kids welcome! Families, singles welcome! 

Tasty food available at reasonable prices at 

the hotel restaurant which opens at 5 pm.


 

ZYDECO PARTY  for  Bea's Birthday (11/5/2017). No gifts please (your presence is present enough).

When: October 28th     1 to 7pm

Where: El Dorado Park West: Willow grove Picnic Area (there's a playground and duck pond nearby - kids welcome of course).

Directions: Turn at Los Arcos Street (traffic light) which is off of Studebaker between Willow Street and Stearns Street (if get to Canada, gone too far)

David Sousa and Zydeco Mudbugs will perform starting at 3pm

Gumbo and rice served at 2pm

Bring a snack if you like and your favorite beverage

 RSVP by 10/21     562.429.6979

 cutbanks@gmail.com

Thanks Brad,

Jerry S.


Donna The Buffalo

Wednesday November 6th 2017

Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach

http://www.saintrocke.com/

 

142 Pacific Coast Highway
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Box Office Reception : 310.372.0035 (m-f 12pm open, S-S 4pm open)

VENUE DIRECTIONS

“Donna The Buffalo is from central New York state, not Louisiana, but this widely loved quintet has woven that joyful, hip-shaking zydeco pulse into the DNA of its sound, and leaders Jeb Puryear and Tara Nevins have wrapped that core vibe with hopeful, mellow lyrics.” --Music City Roots, Craig Havighurst

Donna the Buffalo just passed the marker as their 25th year as a band and have proven to be a consistent purveyor of American music. What’s the recipe? To be sure, it’s infused with more spices than you’ll find at a Cajun cookout by way of a southern-fried, rockin’ country old-time jamboree. “For the dizzying array of styles and genres with which they work, Donna The Buffalo maintain a surprising level of consistency. The New York-based band has played around with folk, zydeco, and many other musical ideas over the course of their 25-year career, but they retain a sharp focus that has helped them create some truly lasting music,” writes Elmore Magazine.


 

Cajun/Zydeco at Stillwater Sunday, Nov. 19. 

StillWater Spirits & Sounds

danapointstillwater.com

24701 Del Prado, Dana Point, CA 92629

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While this has nothing to do with Cajun/Creole culture I wanted to let you know of the opportunity…

 

nvite to Navy Ship Christening Ceremony this Saturday

Your invited to a Navy ship Christening Ceremony at NASSCO in San Diego this Saturday at 10am which is open and free to the public.

I work for NASSCO and while i have seen commercial ship launches this is a first navy ship and they put on a nice show, a band plays Navy tunes etc...  MANY Navy folks will be here and i heard it is quite a site.

Several awards will be given out including one from a guy who survived Pearl Harbor on the USS Arizona.. 

If you have never been on a ship yard it's kind of interesting as well. 

It takes a little time to find parking and then walk into the yard so give yourself a little extra time..  

Your welcome to text me if you get out there to say hello...   
619-857-8409. -Greg

Christening Ceremony for the USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Gate 6 Opens: 9:00am
Ceremony Begins: 10:00am
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General Dynamics NASSCO
2798 East Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92113
 
Ceremony is open to the public. 
 
The IR Lot will be closed to all parking on Saturday, October 21.
IR Lot reserve space holders can park In Lot 2 or Lot 5.
 

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From Dick Brainard

We are moving across Evangeline Thruway to the Fairfield Inn & Suites I-10 by Marriott for the week between Christmas & New Year’s, and for Mardi Gras.

The hotel is located near the Holiday Inn. Both properties are owned by the same family headed by Mr. Albert Daigle, born & raised in the Lafayette area. He is dedicated to providing quality accommodations at reasonable prices. The Fairfield Inn & Suites was built in 1996 and all public spaces and guestrooms were renovated in 2016--and are constantly undergoing updates.

The manager is Ms. Emily McVay who was a long time employee of the Ramada Inn before relocating across the highway to the Fairfield Inn & Suites. Many of you will remember this helpful & beautiful young lady.

The rooms & baths are spotless. King bed rooms feature glass door showers while others have standard tubs with showers.

There is no hot-tub but there is a small indoor heated pool for those who may need to soothe their muscles after a full day of dancing.

Three choices of rooms (all on the ground floor) include:

     35 dual queen bed rooms at $ 65/night.

     26 king bed rooms at $67/night.

     17 king bed rooms with an additional foldout sofa bed in a partially separated area at $69/night.

A hot breakfast is included offering multiple items such as: fresh homemade oatmeal with a variety of toppings, fresh cut fruit daily, hand fruit, pastries, bagels, sweet breads, cereals, waffles, boiled eggs, scrambled eggs & omelets, and meat (either Canadian bacon, bacon, pork sausage or veggie sausage). 

It is essential to book your reservation early as the hotel is quite popular.

Book your group rate for New Years Zydeco

Or you can call the hotel direct at 337-235-9898 for inquiries & to book in person.

 

*Sunday, November 12: Mr. Rodney—Rubboard Elder Statesman--Music Celebration

Mr. Rodney is hosting a celebration of 72 years playing the frottoir (rubboard) with some of zydeco’s best bands, including Thomas “Big Hat” Fields (his long-time great bandmate) & Horace Trahan (his son-in-law).

The big event will be Sunday, Nov. 12 at Cowboy’s (a smoke-free event) from 3 PM til 8 PM or later, marking his 72 years playing music. Guest musicians will include Lil’ Buck Senegal, Lynn August, Geno Delafose, Jamie Bergeron, Rusty Metoyer, Dexter Ardoin, Kevin Naquin, Mike Hurst & the Cut Point Zydeco Band, Terry & the Bad Boys, Lil’ Wayne & Same Ol’ 2-Step, Keith Frank, Thomas Fields & Horace Trahan & the Ossun Express. So much music it may have to go til 5 AM Monday.

$10 at the door. Chicken & sausage gumbo will be “on the house.”

I am certain there will music at other venues on Friday & Saturday evenings, so plan to come to Lafayette for this big celebration of a wonderful music friend.

We are working on a discount rate at the Ramada Inn—please send me an email if you plan to go & want a room.

 

*Week between Christmas & New Year’s in Lafayette, LA—Dec. 27-Dec. 31

Bands & venues are already booked for this week. The lineup is great.

    *Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band; at Feed & Seed, Dec. 27

    *Roy Carrier Tribute w/ Dikki Du, Terry & the Bad Boys & Jeffery Broussard; at Feed & Seed, Dec. 28

    *Horace Trahan & the New Ossun Express; at LaPouissere, Dec. 29

    *Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble; at Buck & Johnny’s Saturday Zydeco Breakfast, Dec. 30

    *The Pine Leaf Boys at LaPouissere, Dec. 30

    *Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys will play a brand new venue (to be announced) for New Year’s Eve

    *Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie will play Vermilionville New Year’s Eve

    *Possibly Chris Ardoin & NuStep at Warehouse 535 for New Year’s Eve

The Ramada Inn rate of $65/night + tax will be the same. The reservation code will be “New Year’s Zydeco Group Rate”

 

Mardi Gras Weekend—stay tuned


San Diego Events:


Here's a link to my web page calendar with upcoming shows.  Zydeco Trail Riderz - Shows

Zydeco Trail Riderz - Shows

Shows. Zydeco Trail Riderz, a world group from Los Angeles, CA

View on zydecotrailriderz.com

Thanks

Dennis G & the Zydeco Trail Riderz

Zydeco Trail Riderz


Lisa Haley & the Zydekats

Lisa Haley & the Zydekats
GRAMMY Nominee – Americana/Cajun/Zydeco 
Celebrating 22 years as a band!

Celebrate Y’all! – Come Out & dance!!

Pray for our hurricane survivors!!

Please join us in supporting a very special benefit concert:
< span style="font-size:16.0pt;color:#FF3333;">SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 30, 2017 IDYLLWILD, CALIFORNIA – 1PM

LIVING FREE ANIMAL SANCTUARY FUNDRAISER

54250 Keen Camp Rd, Mountain Center, CA 92561
Pairing adopted animals to Veterans with PTSD
Tickets / donation are only $15!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/4th-annual-howl-yowl-musical-benefit-for-the-animals-tickets-35523246988

https://warhorsecreek.org/events/  -  http://living-free.org/

“It takes nothing away from a human to be kind to an animal” - Joaquin Phoenix 


Lisa Haley "Chicken Fiddler" Video – Almost 679,000 Youtube hits – and counting! B’gawk!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llHKUzjggg4
- and continuing on Nickelodeon “React To That!” 
http://www.nick.com/videos/clip/react-to-that-109-clip.html

Yes We Are!! Booking shows NOW for 2017-18!!
Do YOU have favorite Events for which you’d love free tickets to see the Zydekats?
Help us spread “Zydecosis!!” Join our "Fest Quest Team" – s ee below for details! 

Facebook Fanclub Page - Latest photos & videos –Post yours! www.facebook.com/lisahaley.zydekats

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

  

SEPTEMBER

  

SATURDAY 9.30.17 IDYLLWILD, CALIFORNIA – 1PM
LIVING FREE ANIMAL SANCTUARY FUNDRAISER

54250 Keen Camp Rd, Mountain Center, CA 92561
Pairing adopted animals to Veterans with PTSD
http://living-free.org/

  

OCTOBER

  

SATURDAY 10.14.17 PALMDALE, CALIFORNIA – 1:30PM
KALEIDOSCOPE ART & MUSIC FESTIVAL
Palmdale Amphitheater,  2723 Rancho Vista Bl, Palmdale, CA  93551
http://www.palmdaleamphitheater.com/event/530ff9673f861e445391a8 f5bcbaf56b

  

FRIDAY 10.20.17 BUENA PARK, CALIFORNIA - 7:30PM
61st Annual SILVERADO DAYS FESTIVAL
William Peak Park, 7225 El Dorado Dr, Buena Park, CA 90602
http://www.silveradodays.com/cms/

  

MAY 2018

 
SATURDAY 5.26.18 SIMI VALLEY, CALIFORNIA
SIMI VALLEY CAJUN & BLUES FESTIVAL
Rancho Santa Susana Park, 5005 Los Angeles Ave, Simi Valley, CA 93063
http://www.simicajun.org/

SUNDAY 5.27.18 SIMI VALLEY, CAL IFORNIA
SIMI VALLEY CAJUN & BLUES FESTIVAL
Rancho Santa Susana Park, 5005 Los Angeles Ave, Simi Valley, CA 93063

 

CAJUN PROVERB OF THE MONTH:
“It takes nothing away from a human to be kind to an animal” -  Joaquin Phoenix 

 

HUGE BUNCH of 2017 & 2018 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 ev ent for which you would like to see us perform.

2.  Our office "officially" contacts the promoter.

3.  We then personally email you the event’s contact info for “suggestions” for bands.

4.  You send them a short email or phone message: 
"We would love to see Lisa Haley & the Zydekats! Their new 9th album is "Sky Hook," with a whole new show!"

5. The first Club Zydecosis member to successfully land us a new show will receive:

FREE ADMISSION for 2 people to that event!
Promoters really do respond to requests fro m 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”   &n bsp;    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!!

 


From Dana D

 Hi everyone..wanted to thank Andre and the rest of Zydeco Magic to play for us last Sunday..Man, did they sound good.Andre always does.and it just can't be beat..Andre plays all kinds of styles in the Zydeco/French Creole even Cajun genre..yeah that is right, Andre plays a lot of Cajun stuff and sound great doing it..We started at 5:46 and didn't end to 8:30..no break..and many dancers stayed till the end..it was just a nice night..decent potluck too.

 

Andre will be back to play for my birthday on the 12th of November, yet another Sunday..

 

This Sunday, October 22, we're going to do something a bit different..we're going to have a bit of a mini-Calif.Cajun Orchestra reunion, with Billy Wilson, Sam Siggins, and Andrew Carrier playing.All 3 were in our first group out here that also included Suzy and Eric Thompson, Danny Poullard, Kevin Wimmer and Charlie St. Mary..With Jim Scott and Jahon Pride filling in, we'll see how it goes..Doors 5, music around 5:45 or so..that time seems to work for a lot of people..and we'll go straight thru as usual..Potluck too so bring something to eat, no drinks...help Spread the word..

 

Next Friday is our Annual Zydeco Halloween Dance and Costume Contest so we hope to see you there..it's always been a blast, great costumes on people, and cash winnings!!

Damn you can't beat that..

 

 We have the Flames Halloween Party coming up, My Birthday Party, Jeffrey Broussard and the Creole Cowboys, Billy, Andre, and more..still not bad..and Lisa and I are grateful for the support that has been really nice all these years..So again, thanks so much..

 

See you on Sunday..

 Dana D..

Zydecod@msn.com

EAGLES HALL

2305 ALAMEDA AVE

ALAMEDA, CA.

22 YEARS OF ZYDECO/CAJUN MUSIC AND DANCING

SCHEDULE:

 

 

SUNDAY-OCTOBER 22 ALL-STAR ZYDECO BAND(featuring Billy, Sam, Andrew, Jim and Jahon)

FRIDAY-OCTOBER 27 22ND ZYDECO FLAMES HALLOWEEN PARTY

SUNDAY-NOVEMBER 5 TBD

SUNDAY-NOVEMBER 12 ANDRE THIERRY

FRIDAY-NOVEMBER 17 JEFFREY BROUSSARD AND THE CREOLE COWBOYS, FROM LAWTELL, LA..

FRIDAY-NOVEMBER 24 TBD

 

 


Andre Thierry Schedule

 

http://andrethierry.com/schedule/


Updates from

Simi Valley Cajun Music & Blues Festival Blog

Contents:

5 Reasons to Get Your Child Involved in Music

By Simi Valley Cajun Music & Blues Festival Blogging Team on Sep 28, 2017 09:00 am

Learn how your child can benefit from the magic of music. Here at the Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival, we are clearly huge advocates for music! Awesome Cajun, Zydeco and Blues jams bring us happiness, and joy. The great thing about music is that it is enjoyed by people of all ages! Music
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From Pattie Wells in San Diego

 

I write about dance for my website and include articles on Cajun and Zydeco dancing. Also, I update yearly an article on the Gator by the Bay in San Diego. I was wondering if you would be willing to add my website link to the "Other Dance Links" section on your website? If so, here is the info:

DanceTime.com (homepage)

Gator by the Bay

Cajun Dance Article

Zydeco Article

 

Best Regards,

Pattie Wells

 

B.A. Psychology, M.F.A. Creative Writing

Writer, Poet, Dance Educator

Master Dance Instructor

www.dancetime.com

www. dancetime.com/dance-talk

dancetime@gmail.com

619-275-3533 Business

 


 

Seattle News:

Friday | Gator Boy's Juke Joint

Two reasons to be happy Friday night, and two to be kinda sad. On the happy side, you'll get Double the DJs as DJ Marté and the Gator Boy team up to help double your dancing pleasure. Sadly, we'll also use the occasion to say goodbye to both our beloved Marty Bisch, heading off soon for the good life in Louisiana, and the exceedingly lovely Janie Kendall, who is moving back to New York in part to be nearer family. Come say farewell and give ‘em both a final spin!

 

Friday, Oct.20 | Gator Boy’s Juke Joint

7-9pm Dance with DJ Marté

9-11pm with the Gator Boy

No lesson this month

Eagles Mother Aerie on Lake City Way

 

Details GatorBoyProductions.com


This Weekend | Eat 'n' Waltz and Volunteer

Other fun dance activities this weekend:

 

Oct.21 | Filé Gumbo at Restaurant Roux, 7-9pm

 

Oct.22 | Classes Continue and we need leads!

Leads needed in both Beg. Swing (3pm) and Beg. Salsa (4:15pm)

Okay to sign up this 2nd week or

if you can volunteer please email Sean, thanks!

 

Oct.22 | Beginning Waltz with Claire & Sean

One of the world's most romantic dances and a must for your repertoire

5:30-7:45pm, Swedish Club

 

Details GatorBoyProductions.com


 

Mark Your Calendar…

Event details at GatorBoyProductions.com

 

Oct.20 | Gator Boy’s Juke Joint

Double DJs at Eagles Mother Aerie, 7-11pm

No dance lesson this month

 

Oct.20 | Filé Gumbo

 

Oct.22 | New Classes Continue

Beginning Swing (3pm) and Beginning Salsa (4:15pm)

NEED LEADS! If you can help, please email Sean

 

Oct.22 | Beginning Waltz Workshop

with the Gator Boy, Swedish Club 5:30-7:45pm

 

Oct.28 | JukeHouse Hounds Halloween Dance

Lesson with the Gator Boy, 7pm, dance 8pm

Swedish Club, details at nwdance.net

 

Nov.12 | Louisianathon 2017

7 bands, 15 bucks, Eagles Mother Aerie

 

Nov.17 | Gator Boy’s Juke Joint

Eagles Mother Aerie

 

Nov.29 | Zydeco Rex

Highway 99 Blues Club

 

Event details at GatorBoyProductions.com


In Other News…

 

Your Brain On Dance”The dancers...had denser white matter in their fornix, a part of the brain involved with processing speed and memory.” Read article here

 

Private Lessons…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, group lessons, DJ services, and special events, email Sean for more info.

 

Donovan Design…Time to freshen up your look? Need a sweet new logo, brochure, flyer or poster? Call Sean! That's right, dance instructor by night, professional graphic designer by day. Please check out my online portfolio and let me know if I can be of service to you or someone you know. Thank you kindly.

 

Be a Gator Liker!...Get the latest news, cool dance vids and more by clicking "Like" on the Gator Boy Productions Facebook page -- help spread the gospel of zydeco!

 


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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

 

 


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

 

 


From Greg Benusa

http://www.ZydecoBlog.com

 

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 for new

postings to the blog they can just subscribe on the right side of the

window on the web page.

gbenusa@pacbell.net

________________________________________

 

Hey Brad....

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.

www.ZydecoBlog.com

 

Thanks,

-Greg

Greg Benusa New Zydeco & Cajun Dance Instruction DVD

Hey Brad,

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 & Louisiana. 

All the details about the DVD are at http://www.LearnZydeco.com

Thanks,

- Greg

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 across the

country.  The 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 please pass

the word to new dancers who you think maybe interested.

It is currently available to purchase online at www.LearnZydeco.com

and will be sold through http://www.activevideos.com and probably Floyd's

Records in the near future.

Thank You. - Greg ph: 619-857-8409

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Violin Instructors Dr. Jim Sitterly and Grammy Nominated Lisa Haley

Violin Lessons on YouTube Go to YouTube.com and Search for zydecobrad + Violin


The purpose of this newsletter is to promote Cajun and Zydeco dancing in the Southern California area. 

You may access the Southern California Cajun Zydeco Web Page at

http://Zydecobrad.com

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. To be removed from this email list, just ask.

Thank You,

Brad Sjoblom

Live Life to the Fullest / One Day At a Time 

 

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