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

/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.

 

 

 

 

  Swingtime Studio - Phil Adams

StarDanceStudios Salsa/Swing/Ballroom

Pasadena Ballroom Dance Association

 

 

 

 

Zydecobrad’s Southern Calif. Cajun & Zydeco 952nd News / This Weekend-Long Beach Bayou Festival June 24th & 25th

 

Long Beach Bayou Festival June 24th & 25th

 

http://longbeachbayou.com/

 

Long Beach Bayou Festival, June 24-25, 2017
Rainbow Lagoon Park, (at Linden Ave & Shoreline Dr), Long Beach, CA
Sat:  11 am -­ 9:00 pm, Sun:  11 am - 7:30 pm  
Ticket purchase and Info:  www.longbeachbayou.com, (562) 912-4451  
Tickets: Adults: $25/day-advance, $30/day-gate;  
Seniors (60+) and Students (18+): $20/advance, $30 at the gate, Children 12 & under: fre

Active Duty, Retired and Reservists of the Military: free with current, valid Military ID

 

 

31st ANNUAL LONG BEACH BAYOU FESTIVAL
HAS SOME NEW FEATURES!

 


 

    The Long Beach Bayou Festival, -- with its family-friendly Mardi Gras atmosphere and music on three stages -- has added some new features for 2017. In addition to great blues, Zydeco and Cajun music, dancing, dance instruction, kids activities, a Mardi Gras parade, and crawfish and watermelon eating contests, the festival has added: a Costume Contest with prizes, Pony rides for the kids. and Instrument clinics conducted by the Grammy-winning Pine Leaf Boys, T Broussard (of T Broussard & the Zydeco Steppers) and others.

 

   The delectable French Quarter Marketplace is a popular visiting spot with Cajun and Creole delicacies including crawfish etouffeé, jambalaya, gumbo and gourmet coffees and desserts such as bread pudding, sweet potato pie, beignets and an array of cobblers. Popular festival traditions continue with a colorful costumed Mardi Gras parade led each day by the New Orleans Traditional Jazz Band and the crawfish and watermelon eating contests also return this year.


   Known for top-notch artists in Blues, R&B, Jazz, Cajun and Zydeco, the festival features simultaneous stages of music along with plenty of activities for kids.  As always the large shaded wooden dance floor will be filled all weekend long. The easy dance instruction for all ages is always a popular feature, so even the most inexperienced dancers can join in on the fun.

 

   Some of the highlights from this year's fantastic performance lineup include Louie Cruz Beltran,  Bernie Pearl, Jimbo Ross & the Bodacious Band, Jumpin' Jack Benny Band. the Pine Leaf Boys, and Brian Jack & the Zydeco Gamblers. 

 


On the New Orleans Stage:

 

   With his dynamic blend of Afro Cuban rhythms, Latin jazz, pop, and R&B, famed conguero, bandleader, composer and vocalist Louie Cruz Beltran has shared the stage with legends Natalie Cole, Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder and Smokey Robinson, among countless others.  Variety trumpeted Louie's impact at the Hollywood Bowl's Playboy Jazz Festival by saying “Louie was the unexpected triumph of the day.  This music is why the Playboy Jazz Festival was created!”

 

   Popular blues artist, Bernie Pearl has been described as “an acoustic guitar wizard who fully understands the nuances of the music" by Vintage Guitar Magazine. Bernie has accolades from all over the country and is a well-respected blues artist who hails right from Long Beach. 

 

   Back by popular demand is Jimbo Ross, who has played with the likes of the Moody Blues, Pete Townsend, Bob Dylan, Johnny Mathis and Led Zeppelin to name a few. Singing with committed soulful passion, and playing a custom made electric 5 String Viola/Violin  - or as Jimbo calls it, his "guit-fiddle"-- the way most master guitarists play guitar, Ross blazes through electrifying improvisational leaps that will make a believer out of any skeptic. He dips into the zydeco genre with his latest album, Zydeco Boogaloo. 

 

    Debuting this year is the Jumpin’ Jack Benny Band.  Combining elements of Traditional Blues, Soul, Funk and R&B, audiences can’t help but get up and boogie and are left mesmerized by their performances.  They were included on the “Best of the Southland Blues” CD and have built amazing popularity with Benny’s spellbinding style, smoking hot guitar work, and the band's airtight rhythm section.

 

 

On the Cajun/Zydeco Stage

The always popular Grammy-winning Pine Leaf Boys return this year with their traditional Cajun and Creole music from Southwest Louisiana, inspired by bands dating from the 1920’s. They were included in the Top 6 on the “Best 50 Albums of 2009” chart by Offbeat Magazine.

 

    With four successful Zydeco CD’s, Brian Jack and the Zydeco Gamblers wowed festival audiences in Louisiana and Texas and branched out to establishing themselves around the country,  filling dance floors wherever they go. They have had numerous TV appearances including The Travel Channel’s “Road Trip” and several morning news shows. 

 

Dennis G & the Zydeco Trail Riders add their own authentic Zydeco, Cajun, Swamp-Pop, New Orleans, Bayou-Style Boogie and Blues to the party.

 

This year's complete lineup on the CAJUN/ZYDECO STAGE:

 

Dennis G & the Zydeco Trail Riders

The Pine Leaf Boys

Brian Jack & the Zydeco Gamblers

Mark St Mary Blues & Zydeco Band

T Broussard & the Zydeco Steppers

Bonne Musique Zydeco

New Orleans Traditional Jazz Band

 

This year's complete lineup on the NEW ORLEANS STAGE

 

Bernie Pearl

Whiteboy James

Jimbo Ross & the Bodacious Band

Café R&B

Seville and Company

Jumpin’ Jack Benny Band

Louie Cruz Beltran

Soulicious

   

 KIDS CORNER
    Children of all ages appreciate the Kids Corner featuring storytelling, sing-a-longs, arts and crafts, magic, and costume and mask making for the Mardi Gras Parade. The Kids Corner also features kids shows and games and activities for older kids are also featured.




   Rainbow Lagoon Park is located on the North side of Shoreline Drive, between Shoreline Village Drive and Linden Avenue.  Parking is available on the Marina Green Lot across from Rainbow Lagoon Park.  

 

   The event is presented by Benoit Entertainment Group.  A portion of the profits will benefit LALA (Louisiana to Los Angeles), a non-profit organization which raises educational funds for local youth to attend college.

 


Friday, July 14, 2017

Louisiana Native Dwight “Black Cat” Carrier! 

Sheraton Cerritos Hotel

12725 Center Court Drive

Cerritos, CA 90703

(562) 809-1500

 

Doors Open: 8:00 PM

Band Plays: 8:00-11:30 PM

ADMISSION: $15 per person, cash only, EXACT CHANGE GREATLY APPRECIATED!

 

Info: Gale Trahan (323) 243-9097

 


July 15th, 2017 --- OC Cajun Food & Music Celebration

Saturday 3-7pm 16400 Brookhurst St. Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Live Cajun/Zydeco Music featuring

Lisa Haley and The Zydekats & Dennis G & The Zydeco Trail Riders

Celebrating The Cross Cultural Influences of The OC And Louisiana Cajun and Creol Food & Drink tasting

www.ocfoodbank.org/cajun


Zydeco at the PCH Club (Golden Sails)

6285 E. Pacific Coast Hwy

Long Beach, CA 90803

 

Rusty Metoyer & Zydeco Krush

July 9th, 2017

 

Mark St Mary & Zydeco Band

Aug 13th, 2017

 

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


 

Long Beach Crawfish Festival

July 28-30, 2017

Fat Friday 5-10PM | Sat./Sun. 12-10PM

 

https://www.longbeachcrawfishfestival.com/

Lineup By Day

Live Music • Dance Floor and Dance Instructions • Second Line Parade • Karaoke Lounge with Live Band (Fri./Sat.) • Children's Stage (Sat./Sun.)

ALL SHOWS, BANDS, TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
For a timeline schedule, scroll down to the bottom.

Fat Friday Performers — Friday, July 28, 2017 • 5PM-10PM

The Long Beach Crawfish Festival celebration begins with FAT FRIDAY: $5 General Admission and $5 Beers.
Live Music • DJ • Free Souvenir E-Photo • Specialty Drinks • Karaoke Lounge w/Live Band and more...as you dance the night away at the Par-Tay of the Year!!!

 

The Mudbug Brass Band
6-7PM

Named in the "Best of LA" list of CBS: Los Angeles and the "Don't Miss List" of LA Downtown news.


Orleans 2nd Line Club
Join the Congo Line 7:30PM

French Quarter tradition pass down through generations.

Featuring The Mudbug Brass Band.


A.J. Gibbs /
Mr. 1 Man Show
5PM and 7PM
DANCE INSTRUCTIONS

You are guaranteed to have fun. You will learn the basics and how to add freestyle moves to your dancing style.


Uptown Social Club
8-10PM

From Pop, Top 40, 80s, 90s, Motown Funk, and much more!


Karaoke Lounge
with Live Band
SECOND STAGE
7-10PM

Included in general admission. Join us center stage and become the lead singer of a rocking live band!

Saturday Performers — Saturday, July 29, 2017 • 12NOON-10PM

 

The Mudbug Brass Band
12NOON-1PM

Named in the "Best of LA" list of CBS: Los Angeles and the "Don't Miss List" of LA Downtown news.


Official Biz
2-3:30PM

A collectively diverse group rich in sound, funky rhythms, smooth chord progressions, and more.


 

Step Rideau & The Zydeco Outlaws
4:30-6PM

One of the top zydeco bands of the Gulf Coast region where the genre originated.

 

West Coast Party Crashers
7-10PM

High energy dance party band, playing the dance hits of the 70s, 80s, 90s and now!


Orleans 2nd Line Club
Join the Congo Line
throughout the day.

French Quarter tradition pass down through generations.

Featuring The Mudbug Brass Band.


A.J. Gibbs /
Mr. 1 Man Show
throughout the day & night.

You are guaranteed to have fun. You will learn the basics and how to add freestyle moves to your dancing style.


The Arty Loon Show!
CHILDREN'S STAGE
12NOON-6PM

Comedy magic, amazing illusions, spectacular juggling, fantastic balloon sculptures, hilarious puppetry, and tons of audience participation.

 

Karaoke Lounge
with Live Band
SECOND STAGE
7-10PM

Join us center stage and become the lead singer of a rocking live band!

Sunday Performers — Sunday, July 30, 2017 • 12NOON-10PM

 

David Sousa and
The Zydeco Mudbugs
12NOON-1:30PM

The best of zydeco from the early zydeco pioneers.

 

Stone Soul
2-3:30PM

Classic Soul & Motown hits.


Bonne Musique Zydeco
4:30-6PM

Creole music of Louisiana and east Texas designed for dancing.


The Bill Magee Blues Band
7-8:30PM

Get ready for the real deal, the LEGEND.

 

Orleans 2nd Line Club
Join the Congo Line
throughout the day.

French Quarter tradition pass down through generations.

Featuring The Mudbug Brass Band.


 

A.J. Gibbs /
Mr. 1 Man Show
throughout the day & night.

You are guaranteed to have fun. You will learn the basics and how to add freestyle moves to your dancing style.


The Arty Loon Show!
CHILDREN'S STAGE
12NOON-6PM

Comedy magic, amazing illusions, spectacular juggling, fantastic balloon sculptures, hilarious puppetry, and tons of audience participation.

 

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Future San Diego Events


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

Preview by Yahoo

 

 

 

 Thanks for sharing, 

 

Dennis G & the Zydeco Trail Riderz

Zydeco Trail Riderz


From Dick Brainard

PORTLAND WATERFRONT BLUES FEST—JULY 4TH WEEKEND

 

http://www.waterfrontbluesfest.com/

 

Cajun & Zydeco Lineup plus house dance July 3rd

Friday, June 30-FP Stage

  8:10: Zydeco Intro by Roland Jemerson

  8:10-8:30: Lesson w/ Ali & Adam Grimshaw

8:30-9:30: The Revelers

 

Saturday, July 1-FP Stage

  11:30-Noon: Lesson w/ Janine & Roland Jemerson

Noon-1:00: The Revelers

  1:00-1:20: Lesson w/ David Seitz & Patti Lind

1:20-2:30: TooLoose

  2:30-2:50: Lesson w/ Cheryl McBride

2:50-3:50: Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys

  3:50-4:10: Lesson w/ Lucy & Larry Weinberg

4:10-5:10: The Pine Leaf Boys

  5:10-5:30: Lesson w/Cheryl McBride

5:30-6:40: Donna Angelle & the Zydeco Posse

  6:40-7:00: Lesson w/ Ali & Adam Grimshaw

7:00-8:10: The Revelers

  8:10-8:30: Lesson w/ Janine & Roland Jemerson

8:30-9:30: Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys

   9:30-9:50: Lesson w/ Janine & Roland Jemerson

9:50-11:00: Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band—50th. birthday jam w/ guest appearances

                    by Jeffery Broussard, Wilson Savoy, Sonny Landreth, etc.

 

Sunday, July 2-FP Stage

   11:30-Noon: Lesson w/ Ali & Adam Grimshaw

Noon-1:00: Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band

   1:00-1:20: Clio & Atticus Curtis Cajun Performance

1:20-2:20: Cedryl Ballou & the Zydeco Trendsetters

   2:20-2:40: Lesson w/ Ali & Adam Grimshaw

2:40-3:40: The Pine Leaf Boys

   3:40-4:00: Lesson w/ Janine & Roland Jemerson

4:00-5:10: Donna Angelle & the Zydeco Posse

   5:10-5:30: Lesson w/ Cheryl McBride

5:30-6:40: Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys

   6:40-7:00: Lesson w/ Cat Christ & Sean Donovan

7:00-8:00: Cedryl Ballou & the Zydeco Trendsetters

   8:00-8:20: Lesson w/ Cat Christ & Sean Donovan

8:20-9:30: Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band

   9:30-9:50: Lesson w/ Cat Christ & Sean Donovan

9:50-11:00: The Pine Leaf Boys—jam w/ guest appearances

 

Monday, July 3-House Dance with Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys

 5:00-8:00: House dance & potluck party at the home of Jamie & Rick Morgan in Vancouver.

                   Directions forthcoming

*Portland Waterfront Blues Fest—June 30-July 4

The Revelers will play Friday night at 8:00, plus Cajun & zydeco from 11:30 AM-11:00 PM Saturday & Sunday w/ Chubby Carrier, Donna Angelle,

Pine Leaf Boys, The Revelers, Jeffery Broussard, Cedryl Ballou & TooLoose.

Go to www.waterfrontbluesfest.com  for the entire lineup & schedule. There will be dance lessons between each band set on the large dance floor.

If you are in need of accommodations, Diane George is our housing coordinator. She may be able to find you a home stay. Her email is pdgeprge54@hotmail.com

Hotel options are limited, but try the Trivagio website for last minute deals, also call University Place Hotel to see if they have cancellations in their Blues Fest Concert Goer Room Block at $111/night.

The hotel is a 10-15 minute walk to the fest.

Upcoming Festivals from Dick Brainard

Festivals Acadiens Ramada Inn Rate--Oct. 11-16

Our rate will again be $65 + tax/night. This rate will apply from Wed., Oct. 11 through Mon., Oct. 16. If you plan to arrive earlier or stay later, 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.

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, & possibly Geno Delafose at Whiskey River @ 4:00 PM Sunday afternoon.

*Week between Christmas & New Year’s—Dec. 27-Dec. 31

I have already booked bands & venues for this week. The lineup is great.

  *Chubby Carrier at Feed & Seed, Dec. 27

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

 *Horace Trahan at LaPouissere, Dec. 29

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

  *The Pine Leaf Boys at LaPouissere, Dec. 30

  *Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys at a brand new venue to be announced, New Year’s Eve

  *Plus Geno Delafose will play Vermilionville New year’s Eve

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

The Ramada Inn rate will be the same. The reservation code will be New Year’s Zydeco Group Rate

 


Lisa Haley & the Zydekats

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

Summer is Sizzlin’ Y’all – Come dance with us!!

Lisa Haley "Chicken Fiddler" Video – Over 677,000 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

 

JUNE

SATURDAY 6.17.17 NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - 12PM
GRAND OPENING! BLACK BOTTOM SOUTHERN CAFÉ
JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION!!

NoHo District - 4806 Vineland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 91601
http://www.blackbottomcafe.com/

 

JULY

 

THURSDAY 7.6.17 IDYLLWILD, CALIFORNIA - 7PM
IDYLLWILD COMMUNITY CONCERT

Directly across from: 26150 Hwy 243, Idyllwild, CA 92549 - Info: 951-659-2229


SATURDAY 7.15.17 FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CALIFORNIA - 5PM
CAJUN FOOD & MUSIC CELEBRATION! - MILE SQUARE PARK

16400 Brookhurst St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708
plus act Dennis G & the Zydeco Trailriderz
Community Action Partnership fundraiser

http://www.ocfoodbank.org/Cajun

 

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/

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/

 

CAJUN PROVERB OF THE MONTH:
“You can tell how big a person is
by what it takes to discourage him.”


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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Find Out What You Need to Know About the History of the Washboard

By Simi Valley Cajun Music & Blues Festival Blogging Team on Jun 15, 2017 09:00 am

Learn all you need to know about the history of the washboard. Instruments provide the foundation for music. While many instruments transcend genres, sometimes there are genres that have unique instruments. One unique instrument is the washboard. Characteristically used in folk music, the washboard, or rub board, is often used in Cajun and Zydeco music.
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Use More Cajun Flavors in Your Diet with These Cooking Tips

By Simi Valley Cajun Music & Blues Festival Blogging Team on Jun 13, 2017 09:00 am

Add more Cajun spices to your diet with these food ideas.  When it comes to the South, you think of good food. From fried food to barbecue, there are lots of delicious flavors in the South. However, perhaps the most flavorful type of Southern cooking is Cajun cooking. With origins in Louisiana, Cajun cooking has
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More to read:

All About Zydeco Dancing So You Can Get Out on the Dance Floor
Learn All About Accordions and Their Role in Cajun-Zydeco and Blues Music
28th Annual Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival
Doug Kershaw to Perform at Cajun & Blues Music Festival
Jo-El Sonnier to Perform at Cajun & Blues Music Festival

 


 

From Dana D

Hi folks..wanted to say thanks to all who came out last Sunday on a super hot day to hear Andre..I know there were lots of things to do and it was appreciated that you folks came out..Andre sounded great as he always does and he played for a good 2 1/2 hours in the Hall.lots of folks came down for the Fathers Day Show and was nice seeing a lot of people..Thanks again for coming everybody..

We'll be repeating the same thing w/a different band this coming Sunday the 25th..Jim ScottCheryl MacBride will be bringing in their band, the Iko-Ya-Yas, to play..They have a distinct New Orleans flavor, which figures since Cheryl is from there..they have a good rhythm section w/Sam Siggins from CCO, and a horn section that can't be beat..Doors 5, music 5:30 and again it's a potluck if  you want to bring some food but you don't have to..Just your dancing shoes..

Then on Friday June 30, we are going to have a benefit dance for Beccarae  Celato who has cancer..Beccarae has been coming to dances since we started this over 23 years ago and until she got ill, never missed a show no matter who was playing..So come down, show some love, and If you can' make it, email me and I'll let you know how to contribute..Nobody is making money on this..The Eagles, which I'm proud to be of, are "people helping people." it's what we do..So help out with what ever you can..it will be appreciated..Thanks

In July we are having a rare weekend of two bands..1) on Friday July 7 Rusty Metoyer and Zydeco Krush make their debut at the Hall..They play a younger style, but It pops everytime..And then on that Sunday July 9, the Pine Leaf Boys will be coming back..so there you go..A few people still say we don't get enough different bands..Look at the schedule below and it's looking pretty diverse to me..PLUS, we had Bruce Daigrepont and Joe Hall, who have never played out Hall, and Curley Taylor twice,who never fails to put on a good show..We hope you like it.I do ..

So help spread the love..We'll see you soon..

 

. Dana D..

Zydecod@msn.com

EAGLES HALL

2305 ALAMEDA AVE

ALAMEDA, CA.

21+ YEARS OF ZYDECO/CAJUN MUSIC AND DANCING

SCHEDULE:

SUNDAY-JUNE 25 IKO YA-YAS 5:30 POTLUCK

FRIDAY-JUNE 30 BILLY, ANDRE, TIMM W., JULIUS, LLOYD, BENEFIT FOR BECCARAE

FRIDAY-JULY 7 RUSTY METOYER AND ZYDECO KRUSH, FROM LAKE CHARLES, LA.

SUNDAY-JULY 9 THE PINE LEAF BOYS, FROM LAFAYETTE, LA. (5:30 Potluck)

SUNDAY-JULY 23 FEUFOLLET, FROM LAFAYETTE, LA.(5:30 Potluck)

FRIDAY-JULY 28 MOTORDUDE ZYDECO

SUNDAY-AUG. 6 ANDRE THIERRY AND ZYDECO MAGIC

FRIDAY-AUG. 11 TBD

FRIDAY-AUGUST 18 CURLEY TAYLOR AND ZYDECO TROUBLE

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

 

 

THERE ARE MORE COMING..THANKS...


Andre Thierry Schedule

http://andrethierry.com/schedule/

 

Date       City        Venue

 

06/25/17              Half Moon Bay     Half Moon Bay Brewing Co.

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Time: 5:00pm. Admission: No Cover!. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 390 Capistrano Rd. Half Moon Bay, CA 94019. Venue phone: (650) 728-2739.

07/01/17              San Francisco, ca Pier 23

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Time: 7:00pm. Admission: No cover!. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: The Embarcadero.

07/07/17              Oakland, CA         Oakland First Friday’s

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Time: 7:00pm. Admission: No cover!. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 24th Street and Telegraph.

07/14/17              Brisbane Brisbane Music in the Park

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Time: 6:30pm. Admission: No cover!. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Brisbane Community Park 11 Old County Road.

07/15/17              Sausalito, CA        Seahorse

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Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $15. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 305 Harbor Dr.. Show Details Past Shows

Date       City        Venue

05/12/17              Belmont, CA         Iron Gate Restaurant

Time: 9:00pm. Admission: No cover!. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1360 El Camino Real. Venue phone: 650-592-7893.

05/07/17              Richmond, CA      Rigger’s Loft

Time: 1:00pm. Admission: $60. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1325 Canal Blvd.. Spring Wine Fest — for ticket information contact info@rbcellars.com

05/06/17              Brisbane, California            7 Mile House

Time: 9:00pm. Admission: No cover!. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2800 Bayshore Blvd. Venue phone: 415-467-2343. Show starting 1 hour later due to Warrior playoffs!

05/05/17              San Jose San Pedro Square

Time: 7:00pm. Admission: Free!. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 87 North San Pedro Street. Show is outside in the courtyard!

04/30/17              Half Moon Bay, CA             Dream Machine Festival

Time: 11:30am. Admission: $25 adults, $15 ages 11-17, kids 10 and under free.. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: The Airport at Half Moon Bay.

04/29/17              California              Private Party

Age restrictions: No Minors.

04/26/17              Lafayette, Louisiana           Feed and Seed

Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 106 N Grant St. Special Double Bill with Terry and the Bad Boys!

04/23/17              Houston, Texas    Red Rooster

Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $10. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 13334 Almeda Rd.

 


Seattle News:

Correction | Curley Taylor 8pm

Actual times for the Saturday night Curley show: 7pm Zydeco Lesson, 8pm Dance. Sorry for any confusion, and my apologies for the extra email. I do look forward to seeing y’all there a half hour earlier though! Additional details below.

 

Friday, June 16 | Gator Boy's Juke Joint

It’s a dance party every 3rd Friday at the Juke Joint, and this Friday we’ll get some Honky Tonk up in here for y'all!

 

Friday, June 16 | Gator Boy’s Juke Joint

7:15pm Country 2-Step Lesson / 8-11pm Dance with DJ Gator

RSVP at the 3rd Friday event page


Live from Louisiana!

Saturday, June 17 | Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble

Ooh it’s gonna be a party! Curley and the band bring a first-rate, full-on, brilliantly soulful show every time, and this is a definite must-see to kick off summer in the very best fashion. Come ready for a fabulously hot and memorable time.

 

Saturday, June 17 | Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble

7pm Zydeco Lesson / 8pm Dance

RSVP and spread the good word at the Curley event page

 

P.S. The Gator Boy needs some door-tenders to collect admission and welcome people to the event. If you can take a shift in return for a discounted admission, please email me, and thank you kindly!


Upcoming | An Embarrassment of Riches

July 4: Anyone interested in hosting a house party with Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys on 4th of July, please contact me right away.

 

Holy buckets, later June events include Jesse Legé with a local backing band June 27, The Revelers June 29, and Donna Angelle & the Zydeco Posse June 30 at the Highway 99 Blues Club! June 30-July 4 of course is the Waterfront Blues Festival in Portland featuring  a half-dozen top notch Louisiana Cajun and Zydeco bands, and if you’re staying in Seattle you can check out the Seattle Cajun Music Fest July 1 and 4. And then the Winthrop R&B Fest with Chubby Carrier July 21-23. Rest up, it’s gonna be a wild next few weeks!


 

Mark Your Calendar…

Event details at GatorBoyProductions.com

 

Jun.16 | Gator Boy’s Juke Joint

Country Two-step lesson, 7:15pm

Let’s get to it!

 

Jun.16 | Filé Gumbo

Crossroads Market Stage, 7-8:45pm

 

Jun.17 | Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble

Live from Louisiana at Eagles Mother Aerie

Zydeco Lesson 7:30pm, dance 8:30pm

 

Jun.27 | Jesse Legé

Eagles Mother Aerie

 

Jun.29 | The Revelers

Live from Louisiana at Eagles Mother Aerie

 

Jun.30 | Donna Angelle & the Zydeco Posse

Live from Louisiana at the Highway 99 Blues Club

 

Jun.30-Jul.4 | Waterfront Blues Festival (Portland, OR)

Louisiana Cajun/Zydeco music & dancing all weekend long

 

Jul.1 and Jul.4 | Seattle Cajun Music Fest

Doug Kershaw, Steve Riley, Pine Leaf Boys and more

 

Jul.21 | Gator Boy’s Juke Joint

 

Jul.21-23 | Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival

feat. Delbert McClinton, Chubby Carrier and more

 

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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Festival-O-Rama

These unique listings are compiled by Jim Hance directly from prominent band and festival websites. Changes in lineups and times are common. Refer to both the event websites and websites of your favorite artists appearing at the festivals prior to making your travel plans. (Some corrections, additions, and modifications have been made by Brad Sjoblom)

 

May 27-28, 2017 --- Simi Valley Cajun, Blues Music Festival (CA)

Website http://www.simicajun.org

June 8-11, 2017 --- Blast From The Bayou Cajun-Zydeco Festival (Preston, CT)

Band list and dates are not published yet. Check with website for details and contact information.

http://www.strawberrypark.net/2014-cajun-zydeco-festival/#.VmDm8YTtK-I

June 2-4, 2017 --- Michael Arnone's Crawfish Festival (Augusta, NJ)

Website: http://www.crawfishfest.com

 

El Cajun Fest

Saturday June 3rd, 2017

www.elcajonrotaryclub.org

 

June 24-25, 2017  — Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival (New Orleans)

11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. both days. Louis Armstrong Park. 901 N. Rampart Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70116. Admission: Free  Website: https://www.jazzandheritage.org/cajun-zydeco/

 

June 24-25th, 2017 --- Long Beach Bayou Zydeco, Blues, Creole & Cajun Festival (Long Beach)

Website: http://www.longbeachbayou.com

 

June 23-25, 2017 —- Muddy Roots Europe Festival (Waardamme, Belgium)

Website: http://muddyrootsrecords.com/mr_events/mr_europe/

June 30-July 4, 2017 --- Waterfront Blues Festival (Portland)

Information not yet available. Website: http://www.waterfrontbluesfest.com

July 9-14, 2017 --- Cajun-Creole Week at Augusta Heritage Center (West Virginia)

"It's a great way to get out of the heat and head for some of the most scenic mountains in the East. Over the years a lot of Floridians have attended." Music and cooking workshops and dancing. See American Heritage Center YouTube Channel.  https://augustaheritagecenter.org/augusta-schedule/cajuncreole/

 

July 15th, 2017 --- OC Cajun Food & Music Celebration

Saturday 3-7pm 16400 Brookhurst St. Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Live Cajun/Zydeco Music featuring

Celebrating The Cross Cultural Influences of The OC And Louisiana

www.ocfoodbank.org/cajun

 

August 3-6, 2017 --- Sailieu Cajun Nights Festival (France)

Email: bayouprod@aol.com. Website: http://www.bayouprod.com/fr/

August 28-30, 2017 --- Long Beach Crawfish Festival

Long Beach Crawfish Festival at Rainbow Lagoon in Long Beach. Please confirm the dates at the website. http://www.longbeachcrawfishfestival.com

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

Cotati Accordion Festival in Cotati, California.  Festival location is north of San Francisco. http://www.cotatifest.com

Nov. 30 to Dec. 4, 2017 --- Louisiana Proud Dance Cruise (New Orleans)

Website: https://www.travelmachine.net/Featured-Cruises/65

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

Rhythm & Roots Festival at Ninigret Park, Charlestown, Rhode Island. http://www.rhythmandroots.com/ws/pages/home.php

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

Website is www.WineCountryCajun.com

October 12-15, 2017 --- Festivals Acadiens et Creoles (Lafayette)

Festivals Acadiens et Creoles in Lafayette, LA. Celebrate the rhythm of Cajun and Creole life at Festivals Acadiens et Créoles Dance to a traditional waltz. Two-step to the upbeat rhythms of accordions, fiddles and ti fers (triangles). Step back in time as traditional crafters demonstrate their artistry. Festivals Acadiens et Créoles pays tribute to the Cajun and Creole cultures with a combination of FREE festivals. Held the second weekend in October! http://www.festivalsacadiens.com

October 28-29, 2017 (Projected) --- South Louisiana Blackpot Festival and Cookoff (Lafayette, LA)

South Louisiana Blackpot Festival and Cookoff in Acadian Village, Lafayette, LA. The South Louisiana Black Pot Festival & Cookoff is one of the most unique festivals in Louisiana. Held annually at Lafayette’s Acadian Village, the festival celebrates its 5th year this October with two days of great music, dancing, food, camping & jamming. The festival is a cooperative of south Louisiana musicians, artists and southern culture enthusiasts, creating an unprecedented gathering of south Louisiana’s hottest roots bands, as well as a number of groups from all over the country. Live performances range from Cajun & Zydeco, to Creole, Swing, Hot Jazz, Blues, Bluegrass, Americana, Irish & Old-Time. Plus, an old-fashioned black pot cook-off, accordion contest, called square dancing, and ample camping space for tents & RV’s.  Confirm the dates at http://blackpotfestival.com

Sat. Nov. 25, 2017 (Projected) --- Al Berard Music Fest (Henderson, Louisiana)

Confirm date and location on website. Information at http://www.alberard.com

Houston/Texas Cajun-Zydeco Events

http://www.zydecoevents.com/texaszydecoevents.html

Florida Cajun and Zydeco Events

Want information on even MORE FESTIVALS? Visit http://www.floridacajunzydeco.com

 

These unique listings are compiled by Jim Hance directly from prominent band and festival websites. Changes in lineups and times are common. Refer to both the event websites and websites of your favorite artists appearing at the festivals prior to making your travel plans.

 

 


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

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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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