Rochester Cajun Zydeco Network presents
& the Ossun Playboys
From Ossun Louisiana
Friday April 24th
58 East Main St. Webster NY
~~ All are encouraged to bring a dish or snack to pass ~~
7:15PM - Cajun dance lesson by Donna Fraser
8:00PM to 11:00PM – Its show time!!!!
VIDEO PREVIEW - www.youtube.com/watch?v=irSGGojAVRs
Kevin Naquin & the Ossun Playboys are BACK!
This time, the swamps of Southwest Louisiana have given birth to a young, Cajun band that's definitely the "Real Deal". These guys play Cajun music the way it's supposed to be played, keeping true to their traditional heritage, yet pushing the limits of groove with a mature experimentation that's guaranteed to keep you dancing. Kevin Naquin packs the dance floor every time with his pumping accordion rising like steam from the hot gumbo he calls the Ossun Playboys.
The Ossun Playboys have released multiple award winning albums and their live shows have also earned them numerous prestigious awards from the Cajun French Music Association. Kevin Naquin and the Ossun Playboys and their pulsing two-steps and historical waltzes are bound to keep your dancing shoes workin' and sweat on your brow!
LOCATION: Harmony House, 58 East Main St, Webster, NY 14580
DATE: Friday April 24th
TIME: 7:15PM - Cajun dance lesson / 8:00PM to 12:00PM – Performance
TICKETS: $15 in advance (available at stores listed below) / $18 day of show / $10 with valid Student ID
- Cash or Check … no credit cards
- The Bop Shop - 1460 Monroe Ave, Brighton
- Stutzman’s Guitar Center - 4405 West Ridge Rd, Greece
- The Music Store - 18 E. Main St, Webster
INFO: (585) 727-4119
OSSUN PLAYBOYS VIDEOS:
REVIEW OF Jamais garantie (2014) - STOCK UP on oxygen beforehand, because chances to catch a breath evaporate once these guys command the room. Confident, energetic and ambitious, accordion-crushing Kevin Naquin is the go-to man when it comes to making Cajun dancehalls kick nowadays. And just like everything he and his Ossun Playboys have ever done before, No Guarantee is designed to yank people out of their seats.
Blues Reviews ~ Dennis Rozanski
REVIEW OF Cravin' Cajun (2010) - You Always Know when Kevin Naquin and his Ossun Playboys are around - you can physically feel the throb of their good vibrations. So big and bright and bold is the wall of sound that that a trail of two-steps has been left embedded in the bandstands they've played across South Louisiana. And it's all done with standard Acadian armament, like fiddle and a real gutsy steel-guitar. Naquin, hollering out Cajun-French atop his blazing Falcon accordion, is their accelerant. And a seismic bass-drums combo provides extra dynamite kaboom.
BluesRag ~ Dennis Rozanski
Kevin Naquin started playing accordion when he was on 13 years old. About a year later, he placed second in the 1994 junior accordion contest sponsored by Mulate's Restaurant in Breaux Bridge. He learned fast partly because he worked hard at it, but also because he just had it in him. Two of his great-grandfathers were legendary Cajun musicians (fiddler Edius Naquin and accordionist Hadley Fontenot) who helped to keep the music alive during the lean years prior to the Cajun renaissance of the 1960s and 70s.
Heavily influenced by Don Montoucet of the Wandering Aces, and Steve Riley of the Mamou Playboys, Kevin has developed his own style of music and has gone on to win even more music awards: in 2004 he and his band dominated the Le Cajun Awards given by the Cajun French Music Association by winning Band of the Year, Best Recording of the Year, which was "Bayou Groove," Song of the Year, which was "C'est trop tard," written by Kevin Naquin & Ashley Hayes, Accordionist of the Year (Kevin Naquin), Fiddler of the Year (Louis Dronet) & Female Vocalist of the Year (Ashley Hayes). By 2014 Kevin Naquin and the Ossun Playboys have won 18 Cajun French Music Association Awards.