Rochester Cajun Zydeco Network’s
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MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!! RCZN has another fabulous lineup set for our 2015-16 Series … Including the revered Jeffery Broussard (Opelousas LA), the youthful Ruben Moreno (Houston TX), the powerful Pine Life Boys (Lafayette LA), the charming C’est Bon Cajun Dance Band (New York).
Jeffery Broussard Ruben Moreno Pine Leaf Boys C’est Bon
Fri Sept 25 Sun Oct 18 Sat Nov 7 Sun Dec 13
LOCATION: The Harmony House, 58 East Main St, Webster, NY 14580
Sept 25, Fri - Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys ~ Echoing the Creole Past, Charting Zydeco’s Future. Jeffery Broussard, from the legendary band Zydeco Force, delivers great pack-the-floor renditions of Creole classics as well as his own brand of contemporary Zydeco.
Oct 18, Sun (– Ruben Moreno & the Zydeco Re-Evolution ~ A proud young Tejano-Creole artist from Houston TX. Hot ~ Sizzlin Locke ~ down dance groove … Ruben has started his very own “Zydeco RE-Evolution” and is sharing it with the world.
Nov 7, Sat – The Pine Leaf Boys ~ Louisiana’s finest, the 4 time Grammy-Nominated … known for their wild shows and thoughtful arrangements, have breathed new life into Cajun music, reviving ancient songs and putting their playful stamp on classic Honky Tonk.
Dec 13, Sun – C’est Bon Cajun Dance Band ~ A special annual tradition at RCZN’s Holiday Show – “This is not subtle music. It's revved up both musically and rhythmically with a load of energy and stamina. The ladies of C'est Bon traded off vocals over the pump of the button accordion...It is passionate, immediate, sexy and cool.” Frank DeBlaise, City Newspaper
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Sept 25, Fri - Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys ~ Echoing the Creole Past, Charting Zydeco’s Future
The Creole Cowboys features the accordion mastery and soulful vocals of front man Jeffery Broussard, from the legendary band, Zydeco Force. The band delivers great, pack-the-floor renditions of Creole classics as well as their own brand of contemporary Zydeco. Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys are taking the next generation’s perspective of this music and presenting it with contemporary flair and expertise. Early Creole music, as played by legends Canray Fontenot on fiddle and Jeffery’s father, accordion player Delton Broussard, is experiencing a well-deserved resurgence of interest in Louisiana today. Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys create incredible music and outstanding performances, cultivating and inspiring new generations of Creole zydeco fans.
VIDEO: in France at the esteemed Nuits Cajun et Zydeco de Soulieu festival - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0l3s8vzbD08
VIDEO: in Berlin Germany at the 11th Annual Cajun & Zydeco Festival - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmpbUXDvOaA
Oct 18, Sun – Ruben Moreno & the Zydeco Re-Evolution ~ A proud young Tejano-Creole artist from Houston TX
Hot ~ Sizzlin Locke ~ down dance groove … Ruben has started his very own “Zydeco Re-Evolution” and is sharing it with the world. Ruben’s been immersed in music his WHOLE life, Tejano & Creole Zydeco. Father’s lineage, rich with Grammy Winning Tejano artists. Mother’s lineage … Creole had the gravitational pull that drew him up on stage, age of 10, playing scrubboard with his Uncle Leroy Thomas. Ruben was ensnared, by age 15 he hit the road playing professionally with his Uncle Leroy, CJ Chenier and finally Andre Thierry, his musical idol and mentor in San Fran Bay area. Ruben never looked back, Ruben knew his destiny … on stage playing Zydeco – balancing fundamental respect for the traditional sounds and dance grooves … with a willingness to take Zydeco in fresh directions absorbing rhythmic and melodic edges from the cultures and generations he’s immersed in. Come to the Harmony House on Oct 18 and get swept up in the “Zydeco Re-Evolution”!!
VIDEO: @ The Blue Moon Saloon in Lafayette LA – “What You Come To Do” - www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3VrT9nzipQ
VIDEO: @ Long Beach Crawfish Festival 2013 – “Marie Marie” - www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4pLLVrmurw
Nov 7, Sat – The Pine Leaf Boys ~ Louisiana’s finest, 4 time Grammy-Nominated
The Pine Leaf Boys have made a name for presenting their own inimitable brand of Cajun music with youthful exuberance. Hailing from southwest Louisiana, the Pine Leaf Boys, known for their wild shows and thoughtful arrangements, have breathed new life into Cajun music, reviving ancient songs and bringing them to the bandstand. The variety and energy they release evolves through their shows, bringing multi-faceted angles to Cajun, Creole, and Zydeco. Their mission is to present the beautiful, powerful music of their ancestors and present the real Cajun music to the world and prove that it is still thriving and full of life.
VIDEO: Whole Lotta Shakin' at Festival Acadiens 2013 - www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ch0swilJUuw
VIDEO: All I need is you (Connoly's in New York City) - www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUrL5AkUN74
Dec 13, Sun – C’est Bon Cajun Dance Band ~ An annual tradition a special part of RCZN’s Holiday Show
“The Bop Shop's 14 Fridays series brought the heat to get you off your seat with an outstanding show from the all-female Cajun band C'est Bon. This is not subtle music. It's revved up both musically and rhythmically with a load of energy and stamina. The ladies of C'est Bon traded off vocals over the pump of the button accordion...It was passionate, immediate, sexy and cool.” - Frank DeBlaise, music critic at City Newspaper, Rochester NY
VIDEO - http://vimeo.com/25850987