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

http://zydecola.blogspot.com/

 

www.bayoutalk.com 

 

Ted Sherrod's * www.twoleftfeetca.com

 

Andre Thierry and Zydeco Magic

 

ZydecoCajun.com - A Louisiana Tradition

Long Beach Bayou Festival

Simi Valley Cajun/Creole Festival  

Bonne Musique Zydeco

 

Lisa Haley and the Zydekats

 

http://www.zydecoach.com

 

Bons Temps

Social Club of San Diego 

http://www.icajunzydeco.com/

 

David Sousa and

The Zydeco Mudbugs

 

The San Diego Cajun Playboys

 

Buffalo Bayou Wednesday 1:00-3:00PM

 

The Gumbo Pages

 

Acadiana Cajun/Zydeco Band

 

Louisiana Sue's Bay Area

 

Zydeco Blues Patrol

 

 Mark St Mary Zydeco

 

San Francisco Area

 

Geno Delafose -

http://www.myspace.com

/genodelafosefrb

 

BeauSoleil's Cajun Band

 

The Northwest Zydeco Web

 

Zydeconews from Houston

 

www.bayoubrothers.net

 

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

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

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My daughter in Swinging in the Century

 

 

 

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Other Dance Links

LINDY BY THE SEA with Rusty Franks 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.

 

 

 

 

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Zydecobrad’s Southern California Cajun & Zydeco 994th of 1000 Newsletter

 

Fourth Sunday Cajun Creole Dance FREE

Then come out next month as we preview our set for Gator by The Bay as the Fontenot, Pappion & Plauche Band.   As appreciation we will be giving a free dance.  Dempsey Pappion will bring his energy on rub board, vocals , and accordion with Guy Martin Plauche on fiddle and of course Mr Joe with his three main accordions and love of his culture primed to share with you. 

So come out the next fourth Sundays and let us give you a preview and warm you up on the dance floor.


Sunday, April 22th, 2018  ...  4:30 to 7:30 pm
Admission: FREE

 

Golden Sails Hotel - PCH Club
6285 East Pacific Coast Hwy -Long Beach, CA 90803
Info: Dempsey (562) 396-1132 bontemppappion@aol.com
        David (909) 527-0926 davidsousa@verizon.net
Kids welcome! Families, singles welcome!
Tasty food available at reasonable prices at the hotel restaurant which opens at 5 pm.


Golden Sails
Best Western Hotel
6285 Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90803


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 newsletter will continue thru my 1000th newsletter. The http://zydecobrad.com site will stay up and you can use the links to find bands & event promoters. I will always love the culture, music, and dance.  See you on the dance floor!

 

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/



San Diego Event:

his coming Monday is Zydeco @ The Moose ! (4/23) 

 

Once a month Zydeco dance lessons & DJ Zydeco Dance for your foot stomping pleasure!

I will bring a Cajun accordion with to the event if you have any desire to pick up and try it out… happy to share the basics of the accordion after the lesson for anyone interested.

 

Details


Lesson: 6:15pm – 7:15pm
DJ Dance: 7:15pm - 9:15pm 

Beginning Zydeco plus some Intermediate and an Advanced move.
Instructor: Greg of http://www.LearnZydeco.com

**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 behind the dance floor we will show various Zydeco events...

I will bring a few free Cajun Waltz, & Cajun Jig DVD's to take home and share with others if your interested in having one just ask me when you come in. (This is the same DVD that is sold at www.LearnZydeco.com
) but thanks to the generosity of the Bon Temps club we made copies available for local dancers.

Dance 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.

Questions? email

gbenusa@pacbell.net

or call 619-857-8409

Free Online Basic Zydeco Warmup Lesson:
www.ZydecoLesson.com (http://www.zydecolesson.com/)

Meetup.com website...

http://www.meetup.com/zydecosandiego

C/Z Club Website
http://www.icajunzydeco.com

The moose lodge also has a big video screen where i show cajun & zydeco festival videos in the back ground of the dance.

Find out why the New York Times wrote…
“Louisiana’s Zydeco Seems To Be Rocking the World” 2/6

 

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Check it out the Simi Valley’s Cajun & Blues Festival 5/26 & 5/27 press release below.


 

San Diego Gator By The Bay May 10th – 13th

 

Quite an Amazing line up Gator ByThe Bay put together this year!!!!

 

https://www.gatorbythebay.com/

Link:
https://www.gatorbythebay.com/music-2018-line-up-pre-2/

Headliners Include: 

Pine Leaf Boys
The Revelers
Horace Trahan & the Ossun Express
Keith Frank & The Soileau Zydeco Band
Dexter Ardoin
Earl Thomas Gospel Revival
Carolyn Wonderland Blues
Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers
Mr. Sipp 
Igor Prado with Whitney Shay 
Sonny Landreth
Shana Morrison

Grass-Roots marketing is the best if you could be so kind to copy and paste this into your Facebook page and share it with others to help spread the news...
https://www.gatorbythebay.com/music-2018-line-up-pre-2/

And Stay Tuned. Many more artists to be named soon!


 

Simi Valley’s Cajun & Blues Festival 5/26 & 5/27

www.simicajun.org / www.cajunbluesblog.com

Cajun & Zydeco Entertainers for 2018

Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band

Lost Bayou Ramblers – 2018 Grammy Winner

Kevin Naquin & Ossun Playboys

La Recolte

Lisa Haley & The Zydekats

Dennis G and the Zydeco Trail Riderz

Bo Dollis, Jr. & The Wild Magnolias

 

Blues Entertainers for 2018

Eddie Money

Dave Mason

Devon Allman Project with Duane Betts

Chambers Brothers

Lightnin' Willie

 3 Sista Blues - Deb Ryder, Shari Puorto and Kelly Z

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DAVE MASON, EDDIE MONEY, DEVON ALLMAN PROJECT WITH DUANE BETTS, CHAMBERS BROTHERS, CHUBBY CARRIER & THE BAYOU SWAMP BAND AND THIS YEAR’S GRAMMY WINNER LOST BAYOU RAMBLERS HIGHLIGHT THE 29th ANNUAL SIMI VALLEY CAJUN & BLUES MUSIC FESTIVAL, SATURDAY MAY 26-SUNDAY MAY 27, 2018

 

Southern California’s biggest Blues, Cajun, Zydeco, and Roots Music Festival features two stages of music, dozens of food booths, craft vendors and a daily Mardi Gras Parade

 

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — The 29th annual Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival will once again fill your Memorial Day weekend with two days of great music and great fun. Taking place Saturday May 26 and Sunday May 27 at Rancho Santa Susanna Community Park (5005 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley), this popular festival features two stages delivering non-stop performances showcasing an array of acclaimed Cajun, Blues and other roots-based music acts. 

 

Single Day tickets are $30 for adults (ages 13 and over) per day, and $45 for a 2-day pass; children 12 and younger are free. Special Early Bird single day tickets can be purchased online at http://www.simicajun.org/ for $22 through April 15. After that date, tickets can be purchased online for $25. Note: only $30 single-day tickets will be available at the gate with cash and credit card being the acceptable forms of payment. The Festival also offers a limited number of SuperTicket passes for the Blues Stage. For $124 for a single day or $199 for both days, SuperTickets holders get a reserved seat, in the shade, directly in the front of the Blues Stage as well as private bar access (and two complimentary drinks) and other exclusive “backstage experiences.”

 

Concertgoers will be pleased to know that this year the Festival has the green light on allowing pop-up tents, so folks can bring their own pop-up tents and enjoy some relief from the sun. There will be 30,000 square feet of shading and low back chairs are recommended for seating.

 

The main event at the Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival remains the music, and this year is no exception with an impressive lineup that crosses genres and spans generations. The Blues Stage is headlined on Saturday by Rock & Roll Hall of Famer (and co-founder of Traffic) Dave Mason. Sunday finds blues-infused classic rocker Eddie Money topping the Blues Stage bill, which also includes a set from the fabled funk soul rockers Chambers Brothers. More old school blues power will be supplied by Lightnin’ Willie (Saturday) and Arthur Adams (Sunday).

 

The Blues Stage also proudly hosts second-generation blues rockers the Devon Allman Project with Duane Betts, who will perform on Saturday. Bo Dollis, Jr & The Wild Magnolias, who appear on the Blues Stage on Saturday and the Cajun Stage on Sunday, also has strong musical bloodlines. Dollis, Jr. has succeeded his father as “Big Chief” of the Wild Magnolias. There’s even the third-generation Zydeco star Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band, who is playing the Cajun Stage both days.

 

The Cajun Stage this year is also spotlighting several top younger acts that should not be missed. Lost Bayou Ramblers, who won this year’s Best Regional Roots Album Grammy Award for their album Kalenda, will be performing on Cajun Stage Saturday and the Blues Stage Sunday. Kevin Naquin & Ossun Playboys, the heralded Cajun group from Southwest Louisiana, is doing double duty on the Cajun Stage, while the award-winning Acadiana outfit La Recolte has a Saturday set and the popular SoCal band Dennis G and the Zydeco Trail Riderz can be enjoyed on Sunday.

 

One of the Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival’s long-time favorites, Lisa Haley & The Zydekats, will be commanding the Cajun Stage on both Saturday and Sunday. The Festival also welcomes back the dynamic singer/keyboardist Alex Nester, who played the Blues Stage last year, and Kelly Z, who performed last year with her band Kelly’s Lot and this year is part of the local super group 3 Sista Blues.

 

About The Headliners:

Dave Mason: The Rock And Roll Hall of Famer began his illustrious career while he was just a teenager when he formed the celebrated band Traffic with Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi and Chris Wood. His Traffic tune “Feelin’ Alright” was made famous by Joe Cocker. “Only You Know and I Know,” “We Just Disagree,” and “Dreams I Dream” stand as highlights of Mason’s successful solo career. His distinctive guitar work has appeared on albums by George Harrison, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, and Jimi Hendrix. In 2016, he released the CD Traffic Jam, which he followed last year with the EP Pink Lipstick.

 

Eddie Money: Last year marked the 40th anniversary of Money’s smash self-titled debut album, which introduced "Baby Hold On" and his signature song “Two Tickets To Paradise.” Money has also found chart success with “I Wanna Go Back,” “Walk On Water,” “You Really Got A Hold On Me,” and “I’ll Get By,” and he scored a Grammy nomination for his duet with Ronnie Spector, “Take Me Home Tonight.” The one-time New York City cop was discovered, and managed, by the legendary Bill Graham, who described Money as a natural performer, and the charismatic Money has been entertaining audiences for over four decades.

 

Devon Allman Project With Duane Betts: After leading the Devon Allman's Honeytribe and Royal Southern Brotherhood for nearly two decades, Devon Allman decided to put together a new band following the death last year of his father Gregg Allman. The six-piece Devon Allman Project fulfills Allman’s long discussed team-up with fellow guitarist Duane Betts (the son of Dickey Betts who is named after Devon’s uncle Duane Allman). The two have known each other since they were teens when their fathers were in the Allman Brothers together. Expect a set featuring some Devon songs, some Dickey songs, some Allman Brothers songs, and plenty of fiery guitar playing.

 

Chambers Brothers: It was 50 years ago this year that the Chamber Brothers scored a Top 20 hit with their epic tune “Time Has Come Today.” This psychedelic soul masterpiece has remained popular and relevant ever since. The song has been covered repeatedly by bands over the years; Pearl Jam performed it at their 2016 Wrigley Field “Let’s Play Two” concert. No one, however, can play like the Chambers Brothers can. Their sound, a special brew of gospel, funk, R&B, and rock & roll, draws upon their native Mississippi and their long-time home of Los Angeles.

 

Lost Bayou Ramblers: The past year has been a thrill ride for the Lost Bayou Ramblers. The Louisiana band appeared on the acclaimed documentary series American Epic in a performance produced by Jack White. Their album Kalenda picked up a Grammy win for Best Regional Roots Album back in January. Featuring Louis Michot (fiddle and lead vocals), Andre Michot (accordion and lapsteel), Eric Heigle (electronics and acoustic guitar), Kirkland Middleton (drums), Johnny Campos (guitar and vocals), and Bryan Webre (bass and vocals), the band takes both a traditional and unorthodox approach to Cajun music, which might be why Arcade Fire liked them enough to bring them out on their Reflektor tour.

 

Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band: Chubby Carrier is known as “The World’s Premier Zydeco Showman,” and he has demonstrated that every time he takes the stage at the 150 or so shows he plays each year with his Bayou Swamp Band. With his group, he has spread the joyous sounds of Zydeco around the world. Zydeco music is in Chubby’s blood: his father Roy Carrier, his grandfather Warren Carrier and his cousins Bebe and Calvin Carrier are all Zydeco legends. Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band were honored by a Grammy victory in 2011 for Best Zydeco or Cajun Album.

 

Bo Dollis, Jr. & The Wild Magnolias: Bo Dollis, Jr. hails from New Orleans music royalty. His father Bo Sr. served as “Big Chief” of the Mardi Gras Indian tribe known as the Wild Magnolias before Bo Jr. succeeded him in 2012. The following year, they released A New Kind of Funk, their first album of original recordings since 1999. Besides creating wonderfully festive and authentic New Orleans funk, the band is also known for their colorful costumes that represent native Louisiana “Indian Masking” traditions.

 

3 Sista Blues: This trio - Deb Ryder, Shari Puorto and Kelly Z - represents something of a Southern California blues super group. Each “Sista” has had a significant career on her own. Ryder was a Sean Costello Rising Star Award nominee for the Blues Blast Music Awards. Puorto was named Best Female Vocalist at the South Bay Music Awards and won Americana/Blues/Roots Song of the Year honors at the L.A. Music Awards. Kelly Z’s band Kelly’s Lot has been a mainstay of the L.A. music scene and has a strong European following. Now the powerhouse vocalist has teamed with Ryder and Puorto to create a terrific triumvirate of local blues all-stars.

 

Kevin Naquin & Ossun Playboys: Led by the accordion-pumping Naquin, the Southwestern Louisiana-bred band has racked up a number of honors from the Cajun French Music Association over the years. The group honors Cajun music traditions while also injecting their songs with their own brand of infectious energy. Be prepared to shake and swing because Kevin Naquin & Ossun Playboys are known as being one of Cajun music’s premier dance outfits.

 

Lisa Haley & The Zydekats: For over 20 years, Lisa Haley and The Zydekats have ranked as one of the best, if not the best, Americana/Cajun/Zydeco bands in California. Joining fiddler Haley in The Zydekats are David Fraser (accordion, keyboards, harmonica), Andy Anders (bass and vocals), and Cam Tyler (drums, vocals and percussion). They have entertained crowds around the globe, performed on more TV shows and movies than you can count, and grabbed a Grammy nomination for their album King Cake.

 

The Festival’s Blues Stage has been booked again by Martin Fleischmann and his company, Rum & Humble. For more than two decades, Rum & Humble has played a key role in presenting many of the world’s top musical acts (Radiohead, King Sunny Ade, and The Rolling Stones, to name a few) at top Los Angeles venues including the Hollywood Bowl, the Orpheum Theatre and the Santa Monica Pier. The firm is known for its close collaborations with many clients, ranging from artists including Jackson Browne and Paul Oakenfold to such organizations as KJAZZ Radio and the National Geographic Society. Rum & Humble also has been a pioneer promoter of Latin alternative music, and Fleischmann helped to start L.A.’s Conga Room.

 

Since its start nearly 30 years ago, the Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival has garnered international attention and grown into one of the largest music festivals of its kind west of the Mississippi River. Jazz Weekly’s George W. Harris has hailed the Festival, proclaiming, “forget the Playboy Jazz Festival, the Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Fest beats the older and richer sister. This is coming from a jazzer, yet still, pound for pound and dollar for dollar, I have more fun here than in Hollywood … (it) “delivered music made to last…(and I) can’t wait until next year.”

 

To reach Rancho Santa Susanna Community Park from Los Angeles, take California Hwy. 118 (Ronald Reagan Freeway) north to Stearns Street exit and then drive a couple blocks south. Ample free parking is available, with the main lot located at the Simi Valley High School; a free shuttle takes to you to the Park. The Festival also is within an easy walking distance of the Amtrak Simi Valley station, which is located nearby at 5050 Los Angeles Avenue.

 

A presentation of the Rotary Club of Simi Sunrise, the Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival donates 100% of its profits to charitable, educational and humanitarian causes on a local, national and international level. A list of these organizations may be found at < http://www.simicajun.org/who-benefits/>.

 

THE SIMI VALLEY CAJUN & BLUES MUSIC FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

(Subject to change)

 

SATURDAY MAY 26th

BLUES STAGE

Lightnin’ Willie

Bo Dollis, Jr. & The Wild Magnolias

Devon Allman Project with Duane Betts

Dave Mason

Alex Nester

 

STEPHEN D. SMITH MEMORIAL CAJUN STAGE

La Recolte

Lost Bayou Ramblers

Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band

Mardi Gras Parade

Kevin Naquin & Ossun Playboys

Lisa Haley & The Zydekats

 

SUNDAY MAY 27TH

BLUES STAGE

Arthur Adams

Chambers Brothers

Los Bayou Ramblers

Eddie Money

3 Sista Blues

 

STEPHEN D. SMITH MEMORIAL CAJUN STAGE

Dennis G and the Zydeco Trail Riderz

Bo Dollis, Jr. & The Wild Magnolias

Lisa Haley & The Zydekats

Mardi Gras Parade

Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band

Kevin Naquin & Ossun Playboys

 

Publicity contact: Social Media contact:

Wendy Brynford-Jones Brian Foyster

Hello Wendy Swarm Digital

wendy@hellowendy.com brian.foyster@gmail.com

(818)762-7063  (615)521-3123

 


San Diego Events:

 

Hi Everyone!

please save the date the date APRIL 25th   6:30-11pm Annual TASTE OF GATOR Pre-Gator at Tio Leo's 

this years fantastic lineup is stellar mix of Gator by the Bay's great talent !!!!!!

                                                 Michele Lundeen 

                                                  Sue Palmer

                                                  Theo and Zydeco Patrol

                                                   Robin Henkel

                                                   Ass Pocket Whiskey Fellas

                                                    Bayou Brothers

                                                    Bill Magee

                                                    Sharifa

                                                    Lady Rogo

there will be prizes, raffles and lots of dancing to warm up for this years super exciting "gator by the Bay" !!!!!  only $10 at the door....please spread the word !!!!!!  wahooooooo !!!!!!


Crazy Lineup of Events in the next few months…

 

4/14 Bon Temps 2nd Saturday dance…  Special Pre-Gator dance with a multiband ensemble including The Stilletos, Bill, Sue Palmer & host of others.

 

5/10 Gator By The Bay!!!  It’s that time of year… this years lineup is probably the best in the last 5 years “for my ears”… I am a HUGE Keith Frank fan and love the energy of Wilson Savoy with the Pine Leaf Boys.  On top of that Horace Trahan & the Ossun Express  

https://www.gatorbythebay.com/

 

5/25 Encinitas Elks Lodge Friday Night..- Kevin Naquin – High Energy Cajun!!  Kevin is one of the headliners at Simi Valley Cajun/Zydeco festival Memorial Day Weekend so he is playing here on Friday which is Amazing as many festivals have restrictions of their artists from playing in the area so it’s great he is coming to Encintias!

https://www.elks.org/lodges/home.cfm?LodgeNumber=2243

 

5/26 & 5/27 Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival…   Chubby Carrier, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Kevin Naquin, La Recolte, Dennis G & Trail Riderz

This year’s lineup is AMAZING compared to previous years which kind of sucked.  

http://www.simicajun.org/schedule/


6/23 & 6/24 Long Beach Bayou Festival…    They have not posted it on the web site yet…    

In fact they have not even updated the 2018 dates of the festival yet…  

http://longbeachbayou.com/schedule-by-stage/

 

7/28 & 7/29 Long Beach Crawfish Festival…   They have not posted the info on the web yet…  

https://www.longbeachcrawfishfestival.com/lineup

 


San Diego Gator By The Bay May 10th – 13th

 

Quite an Amazing line up Gator ByThe Bay put together this year!!!!

 

https://www.gatorbythebay.com/

Link:
https://www.gatorbythebay.com/music-2018-line-up-pre-2/

Headliners Include: 

Pine Leaf Boys
The Revelers
Horace Trahan & the Ossun Express
Keith Frank & The Soileau Zydeco Band
Dexter Ardoin
Earl Thomas Gospel Revival
Carolyn Wonderland Blues
Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers
Mr. Sipp 
Igor Prado with Whitney Shay 
Sonny Landreth
Shana Morrison

Grass-Roots marketing is the best if you could be so kind to copy and paste this into your Facebook page and share it with others to help spread the news...
https://www.gatorbythebay.com/music-2018-line-up-pre-2/

And Stay Tuned. Many more artists to be named soon!


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

 

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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