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Rochester Cajun Zydeco Network’s Annual

!! True Louisiana Mardi Gras Party !!!

Get ready for RCZN’s Annual “True Louisiana” Mardi Gras Party with Kevin Naquin and the Ossun Playboys

ONLINE TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE – NO FEES!!

Kevin Naquin
& the Ossun Playboys

from Scott Louisiana

 

Saturday February 24th
Harmony House
58 East Main St. Webster NY

~~ It’s Mardi Gras time yall ~~
~~ Let’s do it up right ~~
~~ Costumes are encouraged ... don’t be shy, it’s Mardi Gras ~~
~~ Be sure to bring a dish to pass ~~

The Rochester Cajun Zydeco Network (RCZN) is holding its annual Mardi Gras Party Saturday February 24th, a joyful community celebration. The party will feature a special North Coast appearance of one of Louisiana’s HOTTEST Cajun bands, Kevin Naquin and the Ossun Playboys.'We'll have a pot luck dinner upstairs during the show that will surely be filled with the tastiest Gumbo and Jambalaya Rochester has seen in quite a while. Yum Yum!!!

Kevin Naquin and the Ossun Playboys have arrived! 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 and the Ossun Playboys pack the dance floor every time with his pumping accordion rising like steam from the hot gumbo he calls the Ossun Playboys.


EVENT DETAILS:
BAND: Kevin Naquin and the Ossun Playboys
DATE: February 24 (Sat)
WHERE: Harmony House, 58 East Main St, Webster, NY 14580. 
WHEN: 7:15 – Cajun Dance lesson // 8:00-11:00 - Its show time!!!!
TICKETS: $17 Advance / $20 Day of Show / $10 w/ student ID 
• Kids 14 and under are FREE!! 
ADVANCE TICKET OPTIONS:

INFO: (585) 727-4119 / www.rochesterzydeco.com

OSSUN PLAYBOYS VIDEOS:
• On Rendez-vous des Cajuns - Johnny Can't Dance - www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGd6ZoVTtZA 
• Kevin Naquin at Whiskey River Landing and some seriously smooth Cajun Jitterbugging - www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9S048utM4w
• Full performance on “Swamp N Roll” (2014) - www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsAsdaYuUpc 
• Dancing to Kevin Naquin at Vermilionville on 12/11/16 - www.youtube.com/watch?v=ammhvaFY0AQ
• 2013 Festivals Acadiens et Creoles - www.youtube.com/watch?v=MF6lhlFaI-g 
• Hee Haw Breakdown / Scott Playboy Special (2008) - www.youtube.com/watch?v=irSGGojAVRs 
• Festivals Acadiens et Creoles 2014 - www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0uDjgAbnBQ 
• On Rendez-vous des Cajuns - Evangeline Special (2011) -www.youtube.com/watch?v=i717ZHTIkIo
• On Rendez-vous des Cajuns - Bayou Groove/Cadien de Church Point (2007) - www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNwNOEqTlFo 

QUOTABLE QUOTES:
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


BRIEF BIO:
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.

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