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Nathan & the
Zydeco Cha-Chas

   
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Sunday June 26th  
Harmony House - 58 East Main St, Webster, NY 14580

4:15PM - Zydeco Dance Lesson
5:00PM to 8:00PM – Its show time!!!

~~ let’s do it up right ~~
~~ be sure to bring a dish/snack to pass ~~

ADVANCE TICKETS - CLICK HERE thru 6/25

PROOF OF COVID VACCINATION REQUIRED

SPONSORED BY: The Rochester Cajun Zydeco Network w/ support from Lafayette Travel (www.lafayettetravel.com)

 

Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas

Nathan Williams, leader of the Zydeco Cha Chas, continues the lineage of piano keyboard accordion players like greats Clifton Chenier and Buckwheat Zydeco (Nathan’s inspirational mentor). Like those artists, his approach to zydeco is often influenced by a citified rhythm and blues style and enjoys a wide-open attitude in his choice of material.  

Nathan grew up in a Creole-speaking home in St. Martinville, LA, the youngest of seven where times were hard with the passing of their father when he was only seven years old. Nathan developed his musical sensibility in a family rich in Creole Music, following in the footsteps of his uncle, revered guitarist Harry Hypolite described by some as a modern Creole Chuck Berry, who played for years with Zydeco greats Clifton Chenier and Buckwheat Zydeco, as well as Clifton’s son, C.J. Chenier.  Once Nathan picked up the accordion at age 19 there was no stopping him.  Over 35 years later it’s clear, Nathan Williams has found a magic mix that entertains music lovers and Zydeco dancers coast-to-coast and the world over.  

VIDEO PREVIEW: www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlm1Y68fFkw
WEBSITE: www.zydecochachas.com  

EVENT DETAILS:
BAND: Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas
LOCATION: Harmony House, 58 East Main St, Webster, NY 14580
DATE: Sunday June 26
TIME: 4:15PM - Zydeco dance lesson / 5-8PM – It’s show time!!!
TICKETS: $20 Advance / $25 Day of Show / $10 w/ student ID
ADVANCE TICKET OPTIONS:
ONLINE (Thru Saturday 6/25):  www.eventbrite.com/e/nathan-the-zydeco-cha-chas-sun-june-26-louisiana-zydeco-tickets-351329785847
IN PERSON: Bop Shop Records, 1460 Monroe Ave, Brighton 14610

PROOF OF COVID VACCINATION REQUIRED. TO ATTEND YOU MUST PROVIDE - Picture ID & Your Covid Vaccination Card or
Copy/Picture of the Card or NY State Excelsior Pass

 

Nathan & the Zydeco Cha-Chas ~ BAND BACKGROUND

The music of Nathan and the Zydeco Cha-Chas is the expression of a remarkable South Louisiana family. Dennis Paul Williams, Nathan’s brother, brings his jazz-influenced guitar chops to the band. He’s also a well-known painter whose work has been shown throughout the country, and has recently published a collection of his work. The eldest Williams brother, Sid ‘El Sid O’ Williams, is a Lafayette legend unto himself, and Zydeco would never have survived into the new millennium without him.  The Cha Chas are keepers of the Zydeco Flame, committed to keeping their Creole heritage alive.

Nathan Williams formed The Zydeco Cha Chas back in 1985, and since then has brought his unique take on Zydeco, the Creole music of SW Louisiana, to all corners of the globe. From Lincoln Center in New York to The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Nathan's music has crossed all barriers to speak to the very heart of his audience. Inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 2005 and honored in 2015 with the Zydeco Music Association's Lifetime Achievement Award, The Cha Chas have been voted the top Festival Band in the country according to the Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism and USA Today and have won the coveted Big Easy award for Best Zydeco Band for several years running.  Keepers of the Zydeco Flame, they are committed to keeping their Creole Heritage alive. Celebrate Mardi Gras all year long with these living legends!

 

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