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.