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Zydeco and Cajun

Zydeco and Cajun music are not just for Mardi Gras, though we receive lots of inquiries about this type of music at the beginning of each year and during crawfish season. Although very different, Cajun and Zydeco bands are grouped together because they are both expressions of the spirited and hardy people of SW Louisiana. Cajun music is meant for dancing – one-step, two-step, and waltzes – and the principal instrument is the accordion. Like Cajun, the dominant instrument in Zydeco is the accordion, but unlike Cajun music, zydeco adds electric bass, horns and sometimes keyboards.

  • Bayou Roux

    Houston’s Bayou Roux features four members originally from Louisiana who play a unique blend of traditional cajun, zydeco, blues, country, and traditional folk music. Their spicy, high energy music in live shows has made…

  • Bourbon Street

    Houston’s Bourbon Street Band combines zydeco and blues with the music of the 50’s (Little Richard and Fats Domino), 60’s (Temptations and Otis Redding), and 70’s (KC and the Sunshine Band)…

  • CJ Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band

    Aspirants to the zydeco throne vacated by the death of Clifton Chenier are many, but Clifton’s son C.J. Chenier may well be the true royal successor. He also embodies the probably future of zydeco, stirring contemporary…

  • Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas

    Nathan Williams and the Zydeco Cha Chas are hotter than Tabasco sauce on a crawdad. From Lafayette, LA the band is designed to keep everyone on the dance floor with their r&b-inflected grooves, tooting saxophones…

  • Step Rideau & the Zydeco Outlaws

    Originally from LeBeau, Louisiana, Step Rideau is now based in Houston with his band the Zydeco Outlaws. The band frequently plays clubs, festivals, trail rides, and private parties throughout east Texas and southwest…

  • Terrance Simien

    From Mallet, Louisiana, Terrance Simien has delivered his push and pull of zydeco, soul music, and hippie rock all over the world. To the utter amazement of Tunisians, Egyptians, Moroccans and fans everywhere…

  • Zydeco Dots

    The Zydeco Dots are a fun-loving, hard working, talented Houston-based group that plays a dancin’, rockin’, bluesiana blend of zydeco rhythm and blues. No event is too large or too small. Laissez les bon temps roulez!…