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



CRAB FEST is HERE

Only ONCE a Year

August 12-18

 

Join us for LIVE MUSIC

FRIDAY Nights 7 - 9 pm

FEATURING:

 

SNOW CRAB - KING CRAB

DUNGENESS CRAB - SOFT SHELL CRAB

LOUISIANA BLUE CRAB

... plus much more

 

Ragin Cajun Cafe

is PROUD to be Celebrating our

5th Anniversary

Here in Beautiful Redondo Beach!

 

It all started with a dream to open a restaurant. The dream soon turned into reality.  After getting the keys, we only had 6 weeks to convert from a Thai Restaurant (Chaba Thai) into Ragin Cajun Cafe.  

 

Our soft opening was on July 23, 2014, followed by an INSANE Grand Opening on July 25 with line-ups out the door!  Not to mention, we had a 2 yr old at the time and were 7 months pregnant with #2.... we all hit the ground running.

 

We've sure learned a lot since then and will continue to grow with our awesome family of loyal customers who have helped make us who we are today.  Many of you have been along for the ride since day #1 and we can't thank you enough for your loyalty, support and encouragement along the way.  Chef Ricky and his team continue to rock it in the kitchen, producing fresh, homemade, traditional Lafayette, LA style Cajun food, made fresh daily. 

 

Our entire Ragin Cajun Cafe team would like to welcome you and help you experience 'Southern Hospitality at it's Best!' right here in the beautiful South Bay!

 

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you very soon!

 

Lisa & Steve Hodges - Owners

All of our Awesome Ragin Cajun Cafe Team

 

 

 

Lisa Haley and the Zydekats

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

 


 

DEEP END SESSIOPNS

 

Saturday

 

September 7

 

RESERVE NOW

 

 

CEDRIC WATSON

 

One of the brightest young talents to emerge in Cajun, Creole and Zydeco (Louisiana French) music over the last decade, Cedric Watson is a four-time Grammy-nominated fiddler, singer, accordionist & songwriter with seemingly unlimited potential.

Originally from San Felipe, TX (population 868), Cedric made his first appearance at the age of 19 at the Zydeco Jam at The Big Easy in Houston, TX. Just two years later, he moved to south Louisiana, quickly immersing himself in French music and language. Over the next several years, Cedric performed French music in 17 countries and on 7 full-length albums with various groups, including the Pine Leaf Boys, Corey Ledet, Les Amis Creole with Ed Poullard and J.B. Adams, and with his own group, Bijou Creole.

 

Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole resurrect the ancient sounds of the French and Spanish contra dance and bourré alongside the spiritual rhythms of the Congo tribes of West Africa, who were sold as slaves in the Carribean and Louisiana by the French and Spanish.

 

With an apparently bottomless repertoire of songs at his fingertips, Cedric plays everything from forgotten Creole melodies and obscure Dennis McGee reels to more modern Cajun and Zydeco songs, even occasionally throwing in a bluegrass fiddle tune or an old string band number. Unlike many of his contemporaries, he is also a prolific songwriter, writing almost all of his songs on his double row Hohner accordion. Cedric’s songs channel his diverse ancestry (African, French, Native American and Spanish) to create his own brand of sounds.

 

Cedric’s albums are a tapestry of pulsing rhythms and Creole poetry, and his live performances are unforgettable, all at once progressive and nostalgic.

 

“We don’t want to forget that one of the biggest contributions to our culture, music and heritage was made by the Native Americans. I find that the old Zydeco rhythms sound like a mix of African and Native American ceremonial rhythms. This mélange very possibly came about through the intermingling of the Native American population and the Maroons.” – Cedric Watson

 

photo courtesy of Valcour Records & Lucius A. Fontenot

 

 

LISTEN TO THIS!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=20&v=tzvOssWHGdk

 

Concert

 

Chefs Gumbo Dinner

(meat & veg option)

 

after party & jam

 

 

4 PM until

 

$45

Adult Donation

 

$20 working artists under 30

$10 Students

$5 Children under 18

 

DONATIONS TAKEN AT THE DOOR

donations go directly to the band and your dinner

 

Plenty of room to camp on the ranch

 

Reserve Now

This show will sell out!

reply to this email

 

deependsessions@gmail.com


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

 


San Diego Event:

 


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


This will be short..Wanted to say thanks for those who came out to hear the Zydeco Flames at the Ashkenaz and Lisa and I taught at..Was nice to be able to handle an hours worth of teaching and dancing..and the Flames sounded good..So thanks for them hiring us..

 

On the 24th of August, a SATURDAY NIGHT, Andre Thierry is playing for our 24th Annual Anniversary Dance..Andre, in my opinion, is the best there is..We are also going to do both a video shoot and an audio recording,  so we'll have both a video and audio recording of what we've done at the Hall the last 24 years..Doors 8, lessons 8:30, and music at 9..so here's your chance to come down and be seen and heard!!

 

And I have appreciated the inquiries about my health..it is what it is..So thanks..

 

I'm going to do a dance with Cedric Watson on Sunday Sept 8..Max Lopez is putting together a really good band to back him up so I'm doing my best to help him out..That will be the usual 5pm doors with a potluck and the music starting around 5:45ish and going straight thrh till we stop..

 I've had lots of bands and musicians call me to book them so we'll see what happens in the coming months.., it's been great all the way around..and 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

 

23+ YEARS OF ZYDECO/FRENCH CREOLE/CAJUN:

 

 SATURDAY-AUGUST 24 ANDRE THIERRY, CELEBRATING OUR 24TH ANNIVERSARY, LIVE VIDEO AND AUDIO SHOOT

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

 


 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!!

 

*      

* SSeattle Events Sean Donovan • Email

Live from Louisiana!

July 10 | Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble

We are about to blow the roof off, July 10 at The Royal Room in Columbia City, with the band you know delivers the groovin-est, most righteous, guaranteed good time, every time! Early gig, with a 6:30pm lesson and 7pm band start. Come check out this excellent venue with a great dance floor, great food and drinks, and a beautiful ambiance. Meet some new folks and see how we do it in the South End. Some tix still available at the door, doors open 6pm, see you there!

 

Starts Thursday with Curley Taylor!

July-Aug | Dancing til Dusk

Lilli Ann Carey and I have put together what I think is another uh-MAZING lineup for your outdoor dancing pleasure this summer at our beauteous downtown parks. 13 total in all from July 11-August 28, and they’re all free free free. Give our new page a like here: Dancing til Dusk and keep up with all the latest.

  

Hot Links | The Gator Boy recommends…

Jul.11 | Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble (Dancing til Dusk in Hing Hay Park, 6pm)

 

Upcoming…

  

July 10 | Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble

at The Royal Room, 7-10pm

Tix will be available at the venue, doors open 6pm

 

July 11-August 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!

 

July 12 | Filé Gumbo

Third Place Commons, 7:30pm

 

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

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

Details/tix

  

July 19 | Gator Boy’s Juke Joint

 Back to 3rd Friday dancin’ goodness, mmm hm

 

July 21 | Swamp Soul (Bellingham, WA)

 

July 21 | Zydeco Low Down (Bainbridge Island, WA)

 

July 25 | Sky Valley Prairie Band (Snohomish, WA)

 

July 27 | Zydeco Low Down (Fall City, WA)

 

August 16 | Gator Boy’s Juke Joint

 You haven’t partied till you’ve partied with a Leo…

 

August 31 | Zydeco Low Down (Conway, WA)

 

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 
unsubscribe or simply reply to this email and let me know, no questions asked.

 

Sean Donovan • Email

GatorBoyProductions.com

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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!”


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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share on Twitter Like Cajun Recipe for National Soup Month on Facebook

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


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