Zydecobrad's Cajun & Zydeco Dancing in Los Angeles

 

 

 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

 

 

 

 

 

Terrance Simien and his Grammy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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


 

PASSINGS:

Howard Citizen

Having arrived in Los Angeles in 2000, I was late to find the creole and cajun dance community. It was through this and playing with Mr Joe that I was fortunate to meet Howard Citizen and learn of the deep history of this community. Mr Citizen epitomized this circle of people. He had a way with his smile and graciousness that made you feel welcome, respected, and in community. When he was dancing on the floor you felt connected to this history. When he gave you the thumbs up, it felt like a benediction.  Watching him with a partner gracing the floorboards, induces one to reflect on one of the magical things about a community, dance and music. Dance like a good conversation is not about leading or following but about exchange and listening. When dance is magical it happens somewhere in the space between the partners in synchronous celebration. This also happens in music and community.  I witnessed Howard practicing this art. 
I think about these qualities that were abundant in our friends that we recently lost. 

Dance with them in memory and spirit, carrying their steps forward.

From ZydecoBrad:

Mr. Howard Citizen was a wonderful man that was at the dances with a smile on his face having fun pleasing all the ladies that he danced with well into his 90s.  He will be greatly missed in the Zydeco dance community. Mr. Citizen was truly a pillar of the Zydeco / Creole / Cajun culture in Southern California.  I am sure he will be dancing in Heaven with all the Angels that went before.  Here is a video of his Birthday dance taken in May of 2018.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDKfNzxup0M

RIP Howard Citizen


His smile made you feel at home and his manner was graceful. He was a true gentleman.
He made a profound contribution to the Creole community in Los Angeles for over 65 years. Originally from SW Louisiana, born in Pointe Noir in Church Point, lived in Eunice and worked sharecropping and cane cutting throughout the region. He came to California and settled in Watts across from the Watts Towers. The family moved to Compton and attended St. Albert the Great Church.

 

Viewing
Friday Sept 13th  from 12 noon to 8PM.   At Angelus Funeral Home 3875 S Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008  phone#  323-296-1302.  The Rosary and/or Mass will take place at the same location at 5PM.

Funeral Service
will take place Saturday morning at 9:30 AM at Holy Cross Cemetery/Mausoleum,  5835 W Slauson Ave,  Culver City, CA 90230. Phone# 310-836-5500. Burial immediately following in the mausoleum upstairs.

Repass
will be held after the burial at St Albert the Great large hall, 804 E Compton Blvd, Rancho Dominguez, CA 90220 310-329 -7548 at 12PM to 5PM. 


All are invited.


From Sharon Donnan

PASSINGS of Howard Citizen

Howard Citizen RIP

Dear Friends,

 

Just wanted to let you know my, dearest friend and hero passed Monday night at home. He quietly slipped away with his usual dignity and grace.

 

I quote a friend and I totally agree, "Surely, he will dance his way to heaven". 

 

I am so thankful our lives crossed and haven't yet accepted that he is gone but I'm working on it.  

 

I'll be in touch and thank you all for your loving support,

 

Sharon

 

 


 

HIGH LIFE CAJUN BAND CD RELEASE PARTY

September 14
th, 2019 – 8pm-12am
Joe’s Great American Bar & Grill

4311 W. Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505
FB Event: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/408505156540720/
 
Contact:  Ben Guzman
Email:  
info@highlifecajunband.com
Phone: 213.820.0136
Web:  highlifecajunband.com


Overview:
An evening of Cajun Dance music, and Louisiana good times, straight out of the prairies of SW Louisiana.  The High Life Cajun Band celebrates the release of their album Acadiana Dreamin.  The sounds and rhythms of a Friday night dance in southwest Louisiana are alive and kicking when this band begins to play.
 
Acadiana Dreamin download 
HERE
 
Sharing the stage is Louisiana native, 
Levi Petree & The Radio Publica.
 
The High Life plays Pig Roasts, BBQ’s, club dates, dances, and festivals all over California.  The past three years the band has travelled back to Louisiana for the annual Blackpot Camp & Festival, where they soak in more and more of the music (and food and dancing) direct from the source.  If you can’t make it to the prairies of Louisiana, catch the High Life and they’ll be sure to take you there - at least for the night!


San Diego Event Cedric Watson Saturday September 14

Join in the next 2nd Saturday Bon Temps dance with four-time GRAMMY-nominated musician Cedric Watson. One of the brightest young talents to emerge in Cajun (Louisiana French) and Creole music over the last decade, Cedric will share his rich and lively musical talent on fiddle, accordion, banjo, and vocals

Cedric Watson Born in 1983, Cedric Watson grew up in San Felipe, Texas surrounded by the blues, old soul, country, and zydeco music. Though hip-hop was then popular amongst his peers, Cedric developed an affinity for the old-style French songs of Southwest Louisiana and the greater Houston area. He soon found himself in Lafayette, Louisiana where he became part of the musical community and began contributing to the continuity of Creole music. He has performed across the United States and internationally in France, Nova Scotia, Haiti, and Spain, in order to present the Creole Nation of Louisiana to the Creole Nations in other parts of the world, to make these Creole cultures aware of the one in Louisiana, and vice versa. 

“An aggressive and gifted reanimator of Louisiana Creole music.” —The New York Times

Location:

War Memorial Building
3325 Zoo Drive, San Diego

Date:9/14

6:20pm Dance Lesson
7:00pm-10pm Dance with Cedric

Artist Website:

http://www.cedricwatson.com/


Bon Temps Website:
www.icajunzydeco.com

_______________________________________________
BTSC mailing list
BTSC@dances.com
https://pairlist2.pair.net/mailman/listinfo/btsc

 


LISA HALEY AND ZYDEKATS SCHEDULE


OCTOBER

SATURDAY 10.12.19 - PALMDALE, CA
KALEIDOSCOPE ART & MUSIC FEST
2723 Rancho Vista Bl, Palmdale, CA 93551
https://www.antelopevalley.com/events.html?id=95

SUNDAY 10.13.19 - IRVINE, CA – 4PM
18th Annual IRVINE GLOBAL VILLAGE FESTIVAL
New location! Orange County Great Park
8000 Great Park Bl, Irvine , CA 92618 - Info 949 724 6606
http://www.cityofirvine.org/globalvillage/


This has been Cancelled per Sidney

French Quarter Schedule

Sunday October 13th – Andre Thierry

4:30 to 7:30 PM

 

The French Quarter Creole Bar & Grill

16728 Bellflower Blvd

Bellflower, CA 90706

Admission: $20 at the door

 

Info: Sidney (323) 401-8859

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

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

 


 

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


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

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSTDHc2-PzM

 

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=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


Hey Everybody, wanted to say I hope everyone had a great Labor Day, and really enjoyed the weather..Lisa and I are starting out for the Fall shows, and have had lots, and I mean lots, of emails and calls asking us not to stop doing Dances at the Eagles Hall, so we'll try out doing a few more in the coming months..Some out-of-town bands have called and all and asked for some dates so we'll see..Right now the dates I have scheduled are on the 8th of September with Cedric Watson and his band..Cedric is an accomplished fiddler, accodionist, and vocalist..and as a founding member of the Grammy Nominated group, the Pine Leaf Boys, he's been around the world playing what he does best..There will be a potluck if you want to bring some food, but no drinks please..The Doors will open at 5, with the music at 5:45ish, and if enough people want one, I'll do a dance lesson..I did one at our Anniversary Party and many people liked it and asked to do them again..So we hope to see you this Sunday..Cedric hasn't played the Eagles in almost 10 years and MANY people have asked about out-of-town bands so here you go..We hope to see you..

 

I have a few more things in motion but the only other confirmed gig I have is on Sunday October 6, which will be celebrating Billy Wilson's Birthday!! Billy is going to be even older than he is, lol, but he still keeps going..That will be with his band of over 30 years, Motordude Zydeco..That will also be at the usual time, with a potluck as well..

 

And then in November, on the 24th, we will have Blake Miller and Jimmy Breaux come back to do what they did last year, which was kick ass big time.that will also be on a Sunday...

 

I have had lots of people ask me why we're going only to Sundays and I have to say they just work out better for most people..That is why..

 

So that is what we got going so far, and I'll know more in the next couple of days to fill in some of the other dates I'm working on..

 

Thanks to all the for support and the kind words.

 I do thank you for the support that has been extended to Lisa and I for the 24 years of dong this stuff..We'll see you down the Zydeco Road..

 

Dana D.

zydecod@msn.com

 

EAGLES HALL

2305 ALAMEDA AVE.

ALAMEDA, CA

 

24+ YEARS OF ZYDECO/FRENCH CREOLE/CAJUN:

 

SUNDAY-SEPTEMBER 8, CEDRIC WATSON  5pm POTLUCK $18

SUNDAY-OCTOBER 6, MOTORDUDE ZYDECO, CELEBRATING BILLY'S BIRTHDAY

 

 

 

 


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


Aaayyyeee!! Summer Shows!
Celebrating 24 years as a band! - Catch Zydecosis!!

Post on our Facebook! www.facebook.com/lisahaley.zydekats
Lisa Haley "Chicken Fiddler" Video – Almost 686,000 Youtube hits – and counting! B’gawk!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llHKUzjggg4

Now Booking shows for 2019-2020!!
Earn free tickets to see the Zydekats - Join our "Fest Quest Team" - see below!

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

 AUGUST

 

SATURDAY 8.17.19 - TORRANCE, CA – 6PM

TORRANCE CONCERT SERIES – THE AMPHITHEATER at WILSON PARK

2200 Crenshaw Bl, Torrance, CA 90501

https://arts.torranceca.gov/the-arts/summerconcerts

 MONDAY 8.26.19: - PASADENA, CA - 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

OCTOBER

SATURDAY 10.12.19 - PALMDALE, CA
KALEIDOSCOPE ART & MUSIC FEST

2723 Rancho Vista Bl, Palmdale, CA 93551

CAJUN PROVERB OF THE MONTH:
When faced with Life Decisions, choose love over fear! 

HUGE BUNCH of 2019 & 2020 Shows In the Works - Everywhere!

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

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 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 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!!

 

*      

* Seattle Events Sean Donovan • Email

Three more dances

Aug 20-28 | Dancing til Dusk

Hollywood Night brings danceable music from popular movies to Westlake Park with DJ Lilli Ann Carey Tuesday, then Swingin’ in the Rain w/Dina Blade ushers out the regular season at Freeway Park this Thursday. In the post-season, August 28, is the fundraiser with KGB. Check out and like our Dancing til Dusk page on Facebook for the latest!

 

I love the smell of zydeco in the morning…

Aug 24 | Zydeco Breakfast

Saturday morning house party with Zydeco Low Down, like they do in Louisiana! At Les Berenson’s (6603 Aurora Ave N), 10am, bring your own food and drinks for the potluck. More info…

 

Hot Links | The Gator Boy recommends…

Aug.24 | Folichon Cajun Trio (Third Place Commons, 7:30pm)

 

Upcoming…

  

August 20-28 | Dancing til Dusk

See the full lineup here and mark your calendar

Also, check out our hot new Facebook page and throw us a like!

 

August 24 | Zydeco Low Down

 

August 24 | Folichon Cajun Trio

 

August 25 | Sky Valley Prairie Band (Everett, WA)

 

August 31 | Zydeco Low Down (Conway, WA)

 

September 7 | Swamp Soul

 

September 11 & 15 | Fall Classes Begin

Learn to dance with the Gator Boy!

Beginning Swing, Foxtrot 1, and Country Two-step 2+

Sundays starting Sep.15 at the Swedish Club nwdance.net

 

September 20 | Gator Boy’s Juke Joint

3rd Friday Dance at Eagles Mother Aerie

 

Details at GatorBoyProductions.com unless otherwise noted

 

 

Did you know?

 

The Gator Boy is also a Graphic Designer? That’s right, if you need a new logo, brochure, flyer, poster, web graphic, what have you, call Sean! Check out my online portfolio and/or email your queries.

 

Private Lessons can be just the thing…Treat yourself and/or your friends to the focused attention and optimal results a private lesson can provide. See GatorBoyProductions.com for details and/or for gift certificates, and for group lessons, DJ services, and special events, email Sean for info.

 

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

 

 

Allons Zydeco!

The mission of Seattle Zydeco Events Network (Seattle ZEN, est. September 12, 2000) is to promote zydeco events in and around Seattle by providing regular, accurate, and comprehensive information in an effort to continually expand and energize Seattle's zydeco community. This service is brought to you by Sean Donovan and Gator Boy Productions.

The Gator Boy loves his subscribers, but knows things sometimes change. To cease delivery, click here 
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From Dick Brainard

 Okay—I know it’s only the end of July, and there is so much music & dance still to do before Christmas—like Rhythm & Roots and Festivals Acadiens—but some of you early birds are already asking for the ZYDECO NEW YEARS room reservation link—so see below!

Here is the music lineup at Feed & Seed:

    Dec. 26: Terry & the Bad Boys

    Dec. 27: Annual Roy Carrier Tribute w/ Dikki Du & Zydeco Krewe + Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys

    Dec. 28: Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band

    Dec. 29: Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys

    Dec. 30: Horace Trahan & the Ossun Express

Zydeco Breakfast at Buck & Johnny’s Dec. 28 will have Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie, plus Geno plays R & B Lafayette late Sunday afternoon, Dec. 29, and NYE at Vermilionville.

This is just the tip of the music “iceberg” so make those plane & hotel reservations for the “Best Day After Christmas--New Year’s Eve”  in the USA!

Book your group rate for Zydeco New Years

You will find the information for your online reservation link below. If you have questions or need help with the link, please do not hesitate to ask (337-235-9898). We appreciate your business and look forward to a successful event--Robert Torregano, General Manager

Zydeco New Years

Start Date: Thursday, December 26, 2019

End Date: Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Your special group rate:

Fairfield Inn & Suites Lafayette I-10 for 65 USD - 69 USD per night

Book your group rate for Zydeco New Years


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!”


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


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