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?view_as=subscriber


Joe Hall and the Canecutters CD Release tour Aye Cher Catin
Friday, April 26, 8 PM, $25
Coffee Gallery Backstage
2029 North Lake Avenue
Altadena, CA
Call for reservations: (626) 798-6236
Reserve Early, as this event will sell out!
Coffee Gallery Backstage: https://www.coffeegallery.com
NOTE: Great, intimate concert venue, No dance floor here.
Joe’s website: https://www.joehallandthecanecutters.com

Joe Hall and the Canecutters CD Release tour Aye Cher Catin
Saturday, April 27, 8 PM, $25
Alvas Showroom
1417 W. 8th Street
San Pedro CA 90732
Bring your own food and NON-alcoholic beverages!
Wynonah of Mardi Gras Doll will also be there selling her Mardi Gras themed treasures.

USE THIS LINK TO PURCHASE TICKETS:
 https://alvasshowroom.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=1120310
NOTE: If you try to purchase and it’s sold out, please contact Karen Redding at 562-708-8946 BEFORE April 19 and she will try to get you into the show. 
THIS VENUE IS A VERY NICE YET INTIMATE CONCERT VENUE AND HAS A DANCE FLOOR!
Alvas Showroom: https://alvasshowroom.com
Joe’s website: https://www.joehallandthecanecutters.com


San Diego Event:

 

Seeking Gator by the Bay BTSC Booth Volunteers:

The Bon Temps Social Club is still looking for volunteers to help staff its booth at Gator by the Bay. The following shifts are available. 


Four-hour shifts on Saturday afternoon (2-6pm) and Sunday morning and afternoon (11-3 pm and 2-6 pm): Provides you with a same day pass into the festival.

One-hour drop-ins on Fri-Sat-Sun (any shift): A donation of your time during the festival with your own paid admission. You are welcome to drop in anytime, however, if you have an idea of about what time,please let Bunny know.

 

If you are interested in helping out at our booth or would like more information, please contact Bunny 858.442.6403 or mlfite26@gmail.com

 

Monday 4/15: Theo @ Spring Fling Food Festival.. Balboa Park
Theo & Zydeco Patrol play from 4 to 7 in Plaza de Panama this Monday for the great food truck festival!! 
Web Site For more Details:
https://balboaparkconservancy.org/project/spring/

 

Wednesday 4/24: Taste of Gator Dance Party @ Tio Leo’s
The Great Pre-Party for Gator By The Bay at Tio Leo’s every year…  6pm to 11pm.
https://www.facebook.com/events/293690551298935/

Saturday 4/27: Moose Lodge Zydeco – Special Gator by The Bay Lesson
“Small Moves for Packed Dance Floors” Lesson will be taught at the lesson on the 27th.  We will also cover the Cajun Waltz and Line dance Zydeco Cha Cha as there are many cha cha style songs played at Gator By The Bay Festival coming up…

https://www.meetup.com/zydecosandiego/

 

Mudbug Party…  this past Saturday..

Big thanks to all who made the fun dance last night and to David and the crew for coming down and keeping our feet moving to the Zydeco beat!

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San Diego Gator By The Bay May 9th thru Sunday May 12th

https://www.gatorbythebay.com/2019-music-line-up/



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

 


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.


 

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
 

 

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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/

 


From Dana D. Alameda, CA


Hi folks..wanted to thank all the folks who came down to hear Annie and her Zydeco Boys play last Sunday..Wow, were they good!! this was the same ensemble we had back in March, and from 5:55 to 8:25, they played straight thru, and just kicked ass like nobody's business..All nght..We had a lot of new people who didn't believe this was only the 2nd time they had played before..A good 20 new people as well..And who knows? maybe they will come back and bring new friends as well..

Have to say though the band, W/Billy Wilson on accordion, Jim Scott on Guitar, Keith Waters on Bass, Cj Phillps on board and vocals, special guest Andre Thierry on Drums, Vocals and more, backing up Annie and playing in their own right, the whole band sounded like a powerhouse..Got all kinds of calls and emails too about HOW LUCKY WE ARE TO HAVE GREAT TALENT here..and those folks would be so right..I can't say enough of this stuff..I've been putting together All-Star Ensembles for a while now and I'm always impressed how good it has always sounded..Just like this one did.You know I get a lot of people, ususally stuffy people or folks who are stuck in one way of thinking always tell me, "Well this is not how Cajun or French Creole is done in La. or Texas." Usually these folks don't COME to the show but get it off of YouTube..I always tell them "yeah, it's not how totally sounds like La..or Texas." This is California/SF Bay Area musicians sounding great..and I'm glad it sounds the way it does..We do things a bit different out here in the Bay Area and always have..Those same folks always give me a strange look too when I say it..I just laugh..So thanks for all the nice folks again who came out..We'll see if we can get a summer date together, as many in the band are getting lots of summer work and that is great..

 

But speaking of doing special things, we're have a Dana and Lisa Thank You Zydeco Dance with Andre..that is this Friday for all the folks who keep doggin me about Friday night dances coming back..Well here's your shot..Was going to do this last Aug..but was in the hospital the whole month so I'm doing it now..Andre will be in town doing a gig and then boogie on over to the Hall..Doors about 8ish, with Andre coming on at 9 or a little after..if people show, we'll do a short lesson..Lisa and I are doing this to thank all the support the last 23+ years..it has not been easy or always fun, but the support from many people is why I'm still doing this..So this is our way of giving back..$10 bucks is the price, so bring some new friends, the kids, etc..it wil lbe a nice night with the Best Accordion Player in the country today playing Zydeco..

 

A couple of  more things..I decided to not do the workshop after all..Didn't get a big response so I'ts not going to happen.For those who did respond, thanks but it wasn't enough to make it work..Maybe in a month or two we'll see what we can work out..Thanks again..

 

 Also, Joe Hall and the Cane Cutters are coming into town for one show, on Sunday April 28..Last time Joe and the band played, which was two years ago, they really kicked ass..So for all those folks who say I never book enough Cajun style stuff, which isn't true, well here you go..Joe is a very good accordion player and singer, and will have a kick fiddler coming out as well..the whole band is really tight, so we hope to see you there..that's Sunday for an early show too..5:30 start time..and yeah it will be $20 buck as they are driving out here..So spread the word..we'll see you then..

 

And because people asked, Motordude will be back on Sunday May 19..

 

Thanks to all..and for the support.

 

we hope to see you somewhere along the Zydeco Road..See you Friday for our Thank You Zydeco Dance with Andre..

Dana D..

zydecod@msn.com

 

 EAGLES HALL

2305 ALAMEDA AVE.

ALAMEDA,CA..94501

 

23+ YEARS OF ZYDECO/CAJUN/

 

 UPCOMING SHOWS:

 

 

FRIDAY-APRIL 12 DANA AND LISA'S THANK YOU ZYDECO DANCE WITH ANDRE, STARTING TIME 9:15 $10

 

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

 

SUNDAY-MAY 19 MOTORDUDE ZYDECO

 

SUNDAY-MAY 26 ANDRE THIERRY PLAYING A SPECIAL SHOW FOR MEMORIAL DAY

 

 

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

 


 

 

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

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!!

 


Updates from

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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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Learn More About Mardi Gras and Ash Wednesday
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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Seattle Events Sean Donovan • Email

Classes start today!

Apr.7 | Zydeco, Swing, & Waltz Classes

We’ve concocted some devilishly fun and challenging intermediate class material for Zydeco (5pm) and Swing (4pm), along with introducing some romance into your life with beginning Waltz (3pm). All starting today at the Swedish Club and with a tango workshop 6-8pm. I’m a bit late getting the news out, sorry!, but hope you can join us. More info@nwdance.net.

 

Drink, for goodness’ sake

Apr.13 | Beer Fest

Early Life Speech & Learning throws an excellent party every year to raise funds to provide no-cost speech therapy for children and toddlers, and the Gator Boy is so honored and proud to be part of it. I’ll be spinning tunes again this year, noon-5pm at the Scottish Rite Masonic Center, which you can enjoy while you sip beer and cider and partake of silent auctions and frequent swag giveaway drawings.

 

Groovy groovin’ goodness!

Apr.19 | Gator Boy’s Juke Joint

We’re back with DJ Gator in April, who after a month off is chompin’ at the bit to get back out there and spin tunes for you. RSVP the event and spread the good word, and hope to see you there. Bunny hop, anyone?

 

Hot Links | The Gator Boy recommends…

Apr.7 Tango Workshop

with Tony Fan and Ilana Rubin, Swedish Club, 6-8pm, NW Dance Network

 

May.7-8 The Hot Sardines

Sweetly swingin’ vintage jazz in an energetically intimate setting

Jazz Alley, 7:30pm shows, reserve now for best seats!

 

Upcoming…

  

Apr. 7 | New Classes Begin | Waltz, Swing, & Zydeco

with Cathy Footer & Sean Donovan

Intermediate-level Zydeco series! Info & registration

 

Apr. 13 | Early Life Speech & Language Beer Festival

sip tasty brewed libations with music by the Gator Boy

Scottish Rite Masonic Center in Shoreline, 12-5pm

 

Apr. 19 | Gator Boy’s Juke Joint

at Eagles Mother Aerie, 8-11pm

Zydeco Spins lesson, 7:15pm

 

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

 

May 25 | Swamp Soul at NW Folklife Festival

 

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

  

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Hello Brad and Guy!

 I just came across your site while doing some research for my website, and it is so great to see the Cajun culture being promoted out in California!  I live in Sorrento, La and have been Cajun dancing as long as I can remember.  I teach Cajun Dance lessons here locally, and I recently created an online version of my Introduction to Cajun Dance class.  The class includes the basics of the waltz, two-step, and shuffle and also has a bit of history thrown in.  I thought I would contact ya’ll to connect and give you the information for the class in case anyone in California may be interested!  The class is brand new, so any feedback, reviews or suggestions will be much appreciated!

 Information about the course can be found here: https://likeacajun.com/courses/introduction-to-cajun-dance/

 Thanks and keep up the awesome work!

 😊 Kerry

     Kerry J Villnuve

    Like A Cajun LLC

    225-229-1280

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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

 

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