Zydecobrad's Cajun & Zydeco Dancing in Los Angeles

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 This web site has been created to promote Cajun and Zydeco dancing in the Southern California area. The dance times, dates and locations may change or an event may be cancelled. Be sure to use the information numbers (if provided) to confirm time and place. If you know of an error on this web page, please contact me and I will correct it. If you would like to receive this newsletter by e-mail, you should also zydecobrad@aol.com

This is a non-profit, voluntary site. I need your help to keep me informed about what is going on. If you would like to pass on Cajun/Zydeco news to the community, please email at zydecobrad@aol.com or call. Phone (310) 962-6596

Thanks, Brad Sjoblom

 

http://www.experienceLA.com

 

High Life Cajun Band

http://highlifecajunband.com/

 

ZydecoRoad Videos's

 

Karen Redding Dance Lessons www.LouisianaDanceLA.com

 

www.bayoutalk.com 

 

Ted Sherrod's * www.twoleftfeetca.com

 

Andre Thierry and Zydeco Magic

 

ZydecoCajun.com - A Louisiana Tradition

Long Beach Bayou Festival

Simi Valley Cajun/Creole Festival  

Bonne Musique Zydeco

 

Lisa Haley and the Zydekats

 

http://www.zydecoach.com

 

Bons Temps

Social Club of San Diego 

http://www.icajunzydeco.com/

 

David Sousa and

The Zydeco Mudbugs

 

The San Diego Cajun Playboys

 

Buffalo Bayou Wednesday 1:00-3:00PM

 

The Gumbo Pages

 

Acadiana Cajun/Zydeco Band

 

Louisiana Sue's Bay Area

 

Zydeco Blues Patrol

 

 Mark St Mary Zydeco

 

San Francisco Area

 

Geno Delafose -

http://www.myspace.com

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BeauSoleil's Cajun Band

 

The Northwest Zydeco Web

 

Zydeconews from Houston

 

www.bayoubrothers.net

 

My Daughter Lauren Sjoblom's 11th Birthday & Peter March 14 2001 Point 705

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My daughter Lauren's 11th Birthday dance with many dancers * I start  

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My daughter in Swinging in the Century

 

 

 

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Other Dance Links

LINDY BY THE SEA with Rusty Franks 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 Southern Calif. Cajun & Zydeco 961st News

 

Lisa Haley and the Zydekats

AUGUST

TUESDAY 8.22.17 PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - 6PM
MEMORIAL PARK CONCERT

85 E. Holly St, Pasadena, CA 91103
http://www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org/events/concerts-in-the-park

FRIDAY 8.25.17 LAGUNA BEACH, CALIFORNIA - 5PM
SAWDUST FESTIVAL

935 Laguna Canyon Rd, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
http://sawdustartfestival.org/festivals/

 


San Diego Event:

 

BTSC] Zydeco @ The Moose Lodge - 8/21 - Next Monday

 

3rd Monday Zydeco Lessons and DJ Dance @ The Moose Lodge next Monday.

We had a Great turn out last month so swing on by to check out their great floor and ambiance as were fortunate they opened the doors for us.  

LESSON:  6:15pm – 7:15pm Zydeco Basics Review & Intermediate & 1 Advanced Move w/Greg
DJ Dance: 7:15pm - 9:00pm Zydeco DJ Dance with the hottest Zydeco with artists …  Step Rideau, Zydeco Joe, Beau Jocque, Nathan Zydeco Cha Cha’s, Brian Jack, Kevin Naquin, Horace Trahan..and more! 

**Free Drawing
**  When you enter the Moose Lodge take a ticket as we will do a drawing giving away several Cajun/Zydeco CD’s.


Video: on the HUGE video screen I will be showing video clips from many different years of Gator By The Bay… see if you can guess the correct year which will be periodically shown on the screen.

 

**Free Cajun/Zydeco Lesson DVD** -  By request if you would like a free Zydeco, Cajun Waltz, & Cajun Jig DVD to take home and share with others I will bring a bunch of them to give out.  This is the same DVD that is sold at www.LearnZydeco.com for $25 but free thanks to the generosity of the club.


Location: 
Kearney Mesa Moose Lodge
3636 Ruffin Rd
, San Diego, CA 92123
ph: 
619-857-8409

(no partner needed)


Cost:
 $5 

Parking: Is allowed in the moose parking lot as well as the parking lot to the north of the moose lodge.  Others park across the street when the first two places are full (but be careful crossing the road!)..  They are also working on getting permission to use the lot south of the lodge..stay tuned for that option…

Questions? email gbenusa@pacbell.net or call 619-857-8409

Free Online 
Basic Zydeco Warmup Lesson:
Just go to www.ZydecoLesson.com

Advanced Zydeco Footwork: Slides …  click the following clip to practice at home and at the end of the lesson we can review them.

Clip 1
https://youtu.be/4caqB7CowNU

Clip 2
https://youtu.be/RRhVswDlMxU

Clip 3

https://youtu.be/PNIQTZZ1puY (at 1 minute mark)
Meetup.com website... 
www.meetup.com/zydecosandiego

C/Z Club Website
www.icajunzydeco.com

 

 


Zydeco at the PCH Club (Golden Sails)

6285 E. Pacific Coast Hwy

Long Beach, CA 90803

 

Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic

Sep 10th, 2017

 

Dances 4:30 pm – 730pm

Admission $15.00

 

More Info: David S (909) 527-0926   davidsousa@verizon.net

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

 


NATHAN and the ZYDECO CHA CHAS in California in September

 

Nathan plays Ojai on September 16

 

SEPTEMBER 16 - Ojai, CA - BOWLFUL OF BLUES FESTIVAL

 

If you have a pick up date the day before or day after, please let us know.

 

Thanks

 

http://zydecochachas.com/index.html

bobkat2000@comcast.net

 


Donna The Buffalo

Wednesday November 6th 2017

Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach

http://www.saintrocke.com/

 

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

VENUE DIRECTIONS

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

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

 


San Diego Events:

 

Mon., Aug. 21, 2017  --- Third Monday Zydeco DJ Dance

6:15pm – 7:15p m Zydeco Basics & A Few Int/Adv Moves w/Greg, 7:15pm - 9:00pm Zydeco DJ Dance

Cost: $5 cover.  Admission enters you in drawing for CDs and other goodies, and dance lessons
Location: Kearney Mesa Moose Lodge, 3636 Ruffin Rd., San Diego, CA 92123, phone 619-542-1462. Questions: Greg, 619-857-8409, email: greg@zydecoach.com

 

Joe Fontenot and Dempsey Pappion playing at Point Loma Library on Wednesday

Just wanted to let everybody know that Joe Fontenot and Dempsey Pappion will be playing traditional Creole music at the Point Loma Library on Weds. August 23rd at 6:30. 3701 Voltaire St. (Point Loma) Come on down! Plenty of room to dance!

 Thanks

Carol

Info from the library on the event… The Friends of the Library presents music from the Creole tradition of the Louisiana bayou. Joe Sands Fontenot, born in 1939 near Mamou, Louisiana, is the living embodiment of the Creole traditional music of the bayou. This lively music includes two-steps, waltzes and blues sung in the Cajun French dialect and English. The songs encapsulate the stories of the people and places of the region. Joe’s band features accordion, violin, guitar, bass, frattoir and drums. Laissez les bon temps roulez, y’all!

P.S… Dempsey Pappion who is playing rubboard is Zydeco Artist’s… Rusty Metoyer’s uncle..

 

 

Sat., Sept. 9, 2017  --- BTSC Presents Andre Thierry and Zydeco Magic

War Memorial Building, 3325 Zoo Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

6:20 p.m. Zydeco basics lesson
7:00 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. open dancing to Andre Thierry and Zydeco Magic

 

 

 

Big Thanks to Jim Hance for all the web support… plus…   FESTIVAL-O-RAMA info listed below….  

 

 

Aug. 17-19, 2017 — 28th Annual Le Cajun French Music Association Awards (Rayne, LA)

The winners of the French Speaking contest and New Dawn recipients will be announced on Thursday, August 17, 2017, at La Poussiere in Breaux Bridge. Friday, August 18, 2017 at the Rayne Civic Center the Music Awards, Plaque Awards and Hall of Fame recipients will be announced and the Miss Le Cajun 2017 will be crowned. Saturday, August 19, 2017 is all-out-fun for music, dancing, and celebrating. Website: http://www.cajunfrenchmusic.org/

 

August 19-20, 2017 --- Cotati Accordion Festival (Cotati, CA)

Cotati Accordion Festival in Cotati, California.  Festival location is north of San Francisco. Zydeco bands include Mark St. Mary, MotorDude Zydeco. http://www.cotatifest.com

 

August 24-27, 2017 — Gueydan Duck Festival (Gueydan, LA)

404 Dallas Guidry Rd, Gueydan, LA 70542.  Friday, 10 p.m. to midnight: Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie. Website: http://www.duckfestival.org

 

Sept. 1-3, 2017 --- Ninigret Rhythm & Roots Festival (Rhode Island)

Rhythm & Roots Festival at Ninigret Park, Charlestown, Rhode Island. Bands include: The Mavericks, Rosanne Cash, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, MarchFourth!, The Squirrel Nut Zippers , The Knickerbocker All Stars w/ Special Guests TBA,  The New Orleans Suspects w/ Paul Barrere & Fred Tackett of Little Feat, Marcia Ball, Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, Shinyribs, Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys, The Pine Leaf Boys, 10 Strings and A Goatskin, Big Sandy & the Fly Rite Boys,  Sarah Potenza & Ian Crossman, The Turtle Duhks, Los Texmaniacs, Courtney Granger & the Bad Hombres, Lilly Hiatt, Horace Trahan & the Ossun Express, Say Darling,  Sunday Gospel w/ Sarah Potenza & Christine Ohlman, The Revelers,  The Alex Meixner Band, David Greely, Johnny Nicholas, Li'l Anne and Hot Cayenne, Magnolia Cajun Band and  Ed Poullard & Preston Frank.http://www.rhythmandroots.com

 

Sat., Sept. 2, 2017 --- 35th Zydeco Music Festival (Opelousas, LA)

Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band, Jamie Bergeron and the Kicking Cajuns, Travis Matte & the Kingpins, Step Rideau & The Zydeco Outlaws, Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas and Lil Nate & The Zydeco Big Timers. Website is https://www.zydeco.org

 

Sept. 2-3, 2017 --- Sonoma County Cajun, Zydeco and Delta in Sebastopol, CA

Sept. 2 and 3, 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Ives Park in Sebastopol. Saturday is zydeco, Sunday is rockabilly. Band include Geno Delafose, Mark St. Mary and HIs Blues and Zydeco Band, The BluesBox Bayou Band, CZ and the Bon Vivants. http://winecountrycajun.com/

 

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20th Annual Rhythm & Roots Festival

September 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 2017

Ninigret Park, Charlestown, Rhode Island

Gates open at noon each day.

 http://www.rhythmandroots.com/2017-artist-line-up

 

 

The tentative Rhythm Stage schedule for the weekend is below: 

 

Friday

 

1:00 PM Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys

2:15 PM Say Darling

3:30 PM The Revelers

4:45 PM Alex Meixner Band

6:00 PM Shinyribs

7:30 PM Squirrel Nut Zippers 

9:30 PM The Mavericks

 

Saturday

 

1:00 PM  Pine Leaf Boys      

2:15 PM  Ten Strings And A Goatskin

3:30 PM  Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys

4:45 PM  Marcia Ball           

6:00 PM  Knickerbocker All Stars

7:30 PM  Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

9:30 PM  MarchFourth!

 

Sunday

 

12:15 PM  Sunday Gospel with Sarah Potenza and Christine Ohlman

1:15   PM  Big Sandy & his Fly-Rite Boys

2:30   PM  Courtney Granger & the Bad Hombres         

3:45   PM  Horace Trahan and the Ossun Express                      

5:00   PM  Los Texmaniacs              

6:15   PM  Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy

7:45   PM  Rosanne Cash

9:30   PM  The New Orleans Suspects with Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett of Little Feat  

 

 

20th CELEBRATION ARTIST LINEUP & BIOS


Sept. 2-3, 2017 --- Sebastopol Cajun Zydeco Festival in Sebastopol, CA

Website is www.WineCountryCajun.com


 

San Diego News:

 

Theo @ Zydeco Patrol will be playing at Kenny’s home this Thursday 8/3 at 7pm for a little Spirit Lifting!!

Kenny who has been a long-time fan and part of our Cajun/Zydeco community is in his final days of his long battle with cancer.

His wife Vera invited everyone to stop by if they had a chance and make a few happy memories with others.

Kenny’s address is 4655 Governor Drive, Apt 101 San Diego 92122.   Any questions her number is 858-246-7829

May the Saints Go Marching In!!!

-Greg

 

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From Dick Brainard

*Rhythm & Roots Festival—Labor Day WeekendNinigret State Park, Charlestown, RI. Go to www.rhythmandroots.com for all the details.

Don’t forget Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys play a pre-festival dance Thursday night, Aug. 31, 7:00 PM at The Towers in Narragansett. Go to www.mamouplayboys.com for details.

 

*Festivals Acadiens, Lafayette, LA--Oct. 12-16

Our rate at the Ramada Inn on Evangeline Thruway will again be $65 + tax/night. This rate will apply from Wed., Oct. 11 through Mon., Oct. 16.

If you plan to arrive early or stay late, I am sure the hotel will honor the same rate.

The hotel is holding 50 rooms/night for our group, & may have additional rooms available if you are tardy in making your reservation.

Our booking code is “Festivals Acadiens Zydeco Group Rate.” The hotel front desk phone number is 337-233-6815.

If any issue when you call to book, ask to be transferred to Lashea Dugas (337-408-2808)—Carla has  retired. If you continue to have problems booking, contact me at dickbrainard@gmail.com.

The breakfast is about to what it used to be—the only difference is there are no large bowls of cut fruit, & we have to serve ourselves with coffee from the large urn rather than wait for someone to come around with a pot. The pool & spa were cleaned for us the day we arrived last time. The rooms are the same, with some basic repairs. All in all, it’s good to be back, plus able to park near our rooms & not have to go inside & use an elevator.

Go to www.festivalsacadiens.com  for details. The festival runs all day Saturday & Sunday, plus;

    *Terry & the Bad Boys @ Feed & Seed Thursday at 9:00 PM

    *Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie at the festival grounds early Friday evening

    *Horace Trahan & the New Ossun Express @ Feed & Seed Friday at 9:00 PM

    *Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys at Buck & Johnny’s Saturday Zydeco Brunch in Breaux Bridge

    *Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band @ Feed & Seed Sat. at 9:00 PM

 

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

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

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

    *Roy Carrier Tribute w/ Dikki Du, Corey Ledet & Jeffery Broussard, at Feed & Seed, Dec. 28

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

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

    *The Pine Leaf Boys at LaPouissere, Dec. 30

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

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

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

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


 

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

Zydeco Trail Riderz - Shows

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

View on zydecotrailriderz.com

Thanks

Dennis G & the Zydeco Trail Riderz

Zydeco Trail Riderz


Lisa Haley & the Zydekats

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

Summer is Melting Us All, Y’all – Come Out & dance!!

Yay! Just announced – we will return to the
2018
Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival, May 26 & 27, 2018!!

Lisa Haley "Chicken Fiddler" Video – Almost 678,000 Youtube hits – and counting! B’gawk!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llHKUzjggg4
- and continuing on Nickelodeon “React To That!”
http://www.nick.com/videos/clip/react-to-that-109-clip.html

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

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

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

 

AUGUST

TUESDAY 8.22.17 PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - 6PM
MEMORIAL PARK CONCERT

85 E. Holly St, Pasadena, CA 91103
http://www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org/events/concerts-in-the-park

FRIDAY 8.25.17 LAGUNA BEACH, CALIFORNIA - 5PM
SAWDUST FESTIVAL

935 Laguna Canyon Rd, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
http://sawdustartfestival.org/festivals/

 

SEPTEMBER

 

SATURDAY 9.9.17 VENTURA, CALIFORNIA - 7:30PM
OLIVAS ADOBE

4200 Olivas Park Dr, Ventura, CA 92002
http://www.cityofventura.net/mus

SATURDAY 9.23.17 IRVINE, CALIFORNIA
IRVINE GLOBAL VILLAGE FESTIVAL

Col Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park, 4 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine CA 92606
http://www.cityofirvine.org/globalvillage/

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

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

OCTOBER

FRIDAY 10.20.17 BUENA PARK, CALIFORNIA - 7:30PM
61st Annual SILVERADO DAYS FESTIVAL

William Peak Park, 7225 El Dorado Dr, Buena Park, CA 90602
http://www.silveradodays.com/cms/

MAY 2018


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

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

CAJUN PROVERB OF THE MONTH:
“If age is all in the mind, I must be ageless!”

HUGE BUNCH of 2017 & 2018 Shows In the Works - Everywhere!

Club Zydecosis "Fest Quest Team!"

Please help us come to your town! It works like this:

1.  You reply to this email, telling us an 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!!


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From Dana D

 

Hello all..This Friday we are back to a few Fridays, with Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble, coming in from Southwest La..Curley has always put on a great show, and he won't fail to do so again this Friday..Since Curley went on his own from Geno Delafose a good 15 years ago or so, he's done great, traveled the country, and help spread the Zydeco Gospel..Again, he ALWAYS puts on a good show..Spread the word if you can, and we'll see you there..Doors 8, lessons 8:30, music 9..

 

And Yes, we are having two shows next week:

Then two shows on August 25th w/Andre for our 22nd Anniversary Celebration, and because I'ts the 22nd, we'll have another Show that Sunday w/Annie, Andrew, Billy, etc..

 

Thanks again for all the support...

 

 Dana D..

Zydecod@msn.com

EAGLES HALL

2305 ALAMEDA AVE

ALAMEDA, CA.

21+ YEARS OF ZYDECO/CAJUN MUSIC AND DANCING

SCHEDULE:

 FRIDAY-AUGUST 18 CURLEY TAYLOR AND ZYDECO TROUBLE

FRIDAY-AUG. 25 ANDRE THIERRY(CELEBRATING OUR 22ND ANNIVERSARY)

SUNDAY-AUG. 27 ANDREW, ANNIE, BILLY, AND THE CAJUN ALL-STARS,(ALSO CELEBRATING OUR 22ND)

FRIDAY-SEPT. 1 NO DANCE TONIGHT

FRIDAY-SEPT 8, MOTORDUDE  ZYDECO

FRIDAY-SEPT. 15 ANDRE THIERRY

 

 

THERE ARE MORE COMING..THANKS..

 


Andre Thierry Schedule

http://andrethierry.com/schedule/

 


Seattle News:

Upcoming | Dance your guts out!

NOTE: Hi all, here’s an extra email this week on account of I forgot to tell you about the potluck party prior to the Bayou Envie dance Saturday night. Come celebrate with Ronni Berger at 6pm, along with any of you other beautiful Leos! It’s at Leif Erikson Hall, and afterwards we’ll dance to this exciting new band playing zydeco from classics to contemporary.

 

3rd Friday is nigh / in the sweet by and by / it's the Juke Joint I mean / make that groove-alicious scene!

Then lo! the next day / it's zydeco they play / the hot new band to see / that’s Zydeco Envie

But wait, hold the door / for sure as there’s more / yes Curley Taylor & his band / live from Louisiana land!

 

Aug.18 | Gator Boy’s Juke Joint

Soulful Swing lesson, 7:15pm with the Gator Boy

Dance 8-11pm / Eagles Mother Aerie

Check out the event page and let us know you’re coming!

 

Aug.19 | Zydeco Envie

Potluck party 6pm, all are welcome

Zydeco lesson, 7:30pm with Claire & Sean

Dance 8:30pm

Leif Erikson Ballroom

See nwdance.net for details

 

Aug.26 | Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble

Live from Louisiana!

Eagles Mother Aerie, 8pm

RSVP on the event page and help spread the good news!

 

Details GatorBoyProductions.com


 

Mark Your Calendar…

Event details at GatorBoyProductions.com

 

Aug.18 | Gator Boy’s Juke Joint

Eagles Mother Aerie

Soulful Swing lesson 7:15pm, dance 8pm

RSVP on the event page

 

Aug.19 | Bayou Envie

Leif Erikson Hall

Potluck Party 6pm with Ronni Berger

Zydeco lesson with Claire & Sean, 7:30pm

Band 8:30pm

 

Aug.26 | Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble

Live from Louisiana!

Eagles Mother Aerie, 8pm

Zydeco lesson w/the Gator Boy, 7pm

RSVP on the event page and help spread the good news!

 

Sep.10 | New Classes & Workshops Start

Learn to dance with the Gator Boy!

Classes: Beginning Zydeco and Intro to Whiskey River Jitterbug

Workshops: BluesLine DancesCountry Two-StepInterm. Whiskey River JitterbugBeg. Waltz

 

Sep.15 | Gator Boy’s Juke Joint

 

Sep.23 | Brunch with Zydeco Rex

 

Sep.23 | Swamp Soul

 

Sep.23 | Burien Jazz Walk

 

Oct.14 | Swamp Soul

 

Oct.20 | Gator Boy’s Juke Joint

 

Event details at GatorBoyProductions.com


In Other News…

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 


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Long Beach Bayou 2017

 

Pine Leaf Boys Long Beach Bayou 2017 1

https://youtu.be/NvHAX1v8VaY

 

Pine Leaf Boys Long Beach Bayou 2017 2

https://youtu.be/BUUKXfWEdaE

 

Brian Jack & the Zydeco Gamblers at Long Beach Bayou 2017

https://youtu.be/YF3hmtQIYVE

 

T Broussard & the Zydeco Steppers 1 Long Beach Bayou 2017

https://youtu.be/64ZnZ5tEG1s

 

T Broussard & the Zydeco Steppers 2 Long Beach Bayou 2017

https://youtu.be/bQ2DUggLt4o

 

Mark St Mary Long Beach Bayou 2017

https://youtu.be/7Y0AIzeKun0

 

Seville and Company  Long Beach Bayou 2017

https://youtu.be/K_GC2HedDeI

 

 


Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival Here are a few videos:

 

1. Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers @ Simi Valley Cajun&Blues Festival 2017

https://youtu.be/uXsePOU13mI

2. The Cajun Trio: Michael Doucet, David Doucet & Mitch Reed with Doug Kershaw 2 @ Simi Valley Cajun&Blues Festival 2017

https://youtu.be/Ko2L6sflMpc

3. The Cajun Trio: Michael Doucet, David Doucet & Mitch Reed with Jo-El Sonnier 2 @ Simi Valley Cajun&Blues Festival 2017

https://youtu.be/HVGmOV5r_HU

4. The Cajun Trio: Michael Doucet, David Doucet & Mitch Reed with Jo-El Sonnier @ Simi Valley Cajun&Blues Festival 2017

https://youtu.be/Ul6sYjL_1cw

5. The Cajun Trio: Michael Doucet, David Doucet & Mitch Reed with Doug Kershaw @ Simi Valley Cajun&Blues Festival 2017

https://youtu.be/5qyzoMZG6WE


2017 San Diego’s Zydeco, Blues & Crawfish Festival

 

Peter Oliver MC - Geno Delafose and the French Rockin' Boogie & Ben Rice Gator by the Bay 2017

https://youtu.be/cBHNgcb31Io

 

Geno Delafose, Chubby Carrier, Steve Riley, & Ben Rice @ Gator by the Bay 2017 2

https://youtu.be/cC4wKm0EtSQ

 

Geno Delafose, Chubby Carrier, Steve Riley, & Ben Rice @ Gator by the Bay 2017 1

https://youtu.be/_3b0npXKth0

 

Chubby Carrier Gator by the Bay 2017 2

https://youtu.be/5gLPxFvNT8Q

 

Chubby Carrier Gator by the Bay 2017 1

https://youtu.be/vvkqwsFaMXY

 

Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys Gator by the Bay 2017 1

https://youtu.be/0JP_6b1QH74

 

Steve Riley in the Mamou Playboys  Gator by the Bay 2017 2

https://youtu.be/euWsLGbJ5lM


Check out the Video’s from The Long Beach Bayou Below:

 

Leroy Thomas & the Zydeco Roadrunners at The Long Beach Bayou 2016

 

https://youtu.be/1fnjcjklJXM

 

J.J. Caillier & the Zydeco Knockouts at The Long Beach Bayou 2016 with Wendy Lemlin

 

https://youtu.be/Rnik2niBJ2A

 

La Recolte Cajun Music @ Long Beach Bayou 2016 3

 

https://youtu.be/UI0Cgc6_hqU

 

La Recolte Cajun Music @ Long Beach Bayou 2016 2

 

https://youtu.be/swU0PlPRrl4

 

La Recolte Cajun Music @ Long Beach Bayou 2016 1

 

https://youtu.be/Xd08LIyiobY

 

Mark St Mary Louisiana Blues & Zydeco Band  at The Long Beach Bayou 2016 1

 

https://youtu.be/DY2RdyN4oF0

 

Mark St Mary Louisiana Blues & Zydeco Band  at The Long Beach Bayou 2016 2

 

https://youtu.be/EnNQWadGq3c

 

Bonne Musique Zydeco at The Long Beach Bayou 2016 1

 

https://youtu.be/nzBbTSDsPCM

 

Bonne Musique Zydeco at The Long Beach Bayou 2016 2

 

https://youtu.be/eiZ2rJY4VxA


2016 Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival Videos

 

Jo-El Sonnier Simi Valley Cajun Biues Festival 2016 1

 

https://youtu.be/L4utPB4yn1E

 

Jo-El Sonnier Simi Valley Cajun Biues Festival 2016 2 

https://youtu.be/KC1n4TegFnI

 

Jo-El Sonnier Simi Valley Cajun Biues Festival 2016 3

 

https://youtu.be/4sFrbEywsMc


Erin Brandt and Peter Oliver Dancing at Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival 2016

 

https://youtu.be/2xw-67mORuQ


Chubby Carrier at Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival 2016 1

 

https://youtu.be/0P1hJDRjSus

 

Chubby Carrier at Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival 2016 2

 

https://youtu.be/JzELJmiGX-I

 

Chubby Carrier at Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival 2016 3

 

https://youtu.be/hfBt5ykqCD4


Dwayne Dopsie at Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival 2016 1

 

https://youtu.be/GeKXc8mr95k

 

Dwayne Dopsie at Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival 2016 2

 

https://youtu.be/4E_Gh8umNQs


Zydeco meets Lindy at the Simi Valley Cajun Blues festival 2016

Great dancing Robert Vangor  with your beautiful dance partner.

 

https://youtu.be/j9IJy-LYhNk

 


 

Leon Russel at the Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival 2016

 

https://youtu.be/20KSC16EPFc


Doug Kirshaw and Steve Riley at the Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival 1

 

https://youtu.be/Iz4eaWZLOU4

 

Doug Kirshaw and Steve Riley at the Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival 2

 

https://youtu.be/OStVuBlqMTU


Bonnie Musique Zydeco at Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival 1

 

https://youtu.be/ZOZOakolwBI

 

Bonne Musique Zydeco at Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival 2

 

https://youtu.be/5TVxpQ9BbBg


Barbara Morrison Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival 2016

 

https://youtu.be/cu-cZ1uRDl4

 

Thank You Peter Oliver, Al Gardner, San Diego Bon Temps Social Club and All for another great San Diego Gator by the Bay Festival.  Below are a number of Videos from the festival

 

San Diego Gator by the Bay 2016 Brad Sjoblom and Kathy dancing to Bonsoir Catlin. Peter Oliver doing the filming. Thank You Peter & all for putting on a great Festival! As you can see Kathy and I had a great time.  There are more videos uploading. Greg Benusa & Erin Brandt are also dancing in video (Two Great dance Instructors)

https://youtu.be/hSTDHc2-PzM


Gator by the Bay 2016 Erin Brandt & AJ Gibbs

https://youtu.be/3Fui8c9zWEk


Gator by the Bay 2016 Cajun Zydeco Zydecobrad Bonsoir Catin Karen Hinz & Peter Oliver Dancing

https://youtu.be/istWBNvkvV8

 


San Diego Gator by the Bay 2016 Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble 1

https://youtu.be/jo-zs0hSTbc


San Diego Gator by the Bay 2016 Bonsoir Catin

https://youtu.be/07DeiEVxejI


San Diego Gator by the Bay 2016 Bonsoir Catin Workshop 1

https://youtu.be/X-QZqRA1TJI


Gator by the Bay 2016 Cajun Zydeco Zydecobrad Curley Taylor 2

https://youtu.be/pMHa30gLuAY

 

 

Here are three YouTube Video’s that I took of The Revelers at Timewarp Records last Friday

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2g-UTqgapM

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xq1G1Nl6wZ4

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9r5MClnUpU

 

 


From Greg Benusa

http://www.ZydecoBlog.com

 

It's just a little Zydeco blog I keep posting stories on about upcoming zydeco

festivals... CD's... etc.. If people want to be notified for new

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

window on the web page.

gbenusa@pacbell.net

________________________________________

 

Hey Brad....

Hope all is good in your neck of the woods :)

Can you share this web page link to the blog as I posted a new video

clip teaching the Zydeco Cha Cha line dance.

www.ZydecoBlog.com

 

Thanks,

-Greg

Greg Benusa New Zydeco & Cajun Dance Instruction DVD

Hey Brad,

Can you put out to your mail list that we just released an Advanced & Intermediate Zydeco Dance instruction / Workshop#3 DVD.

It covers the styles and moves you see in Texas & Louisiana. 

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

Thanks,

- Greg

New Zydeco & Cajun Dance Instruction DVD just released.  It's title

is Workshop #1 - Louisiana Dance Home School

Instructor Greg Benusa covers beginning Zydeco, Waltz, the Cajun Jig

& Two Step.  It breaks down the basics of each of these dances as

well as covers a few intermediate moves as well.

It covers alternative teaching styles that are used across the

country.  The music on the DVD are from the bands of Brian Jack,

Leroy Thomas, Noonie & The San Diego Cajun Playboy's.

Visit www.LearnZydeco.com for more details on the DVD and please pass

the word to new dancers who you think maybe interested.

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

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

Records in the near future.

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

________________________________________

Violin Instructors Dr. Jim Sitterly and Grammy Nominated Lisa Haley

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


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

You may access the Southern California Cajun Zydeco Web Page at

http://Zydecobrad.com

This Web Page will have additional information such as dance flyers and numerous links to Cajun/Zydeco Web Pages around the world. The dance time, date and location may change or cancel so please call the numbers provided to confirm. If you notice an error in any of the information let me know at Zydecobrad@aol.com.  If you have any Cajun/Zydeco functions or news that you want placed on the newsletter and Web Page, please send them to me via email.. You may also call me at home at (310) 962-6596.   I will try to answer your calls and letters as soon as I can. To be removed from this email list, just ask.

Thank You,

Brad Sjoblom

Live Life to the Fullest / One Day At a Time 

 

 

 

 

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