Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys
Youngest of the 11 children of the late, notable accordionist and Lawtell Playboys bandleader Delton Broussard, Jeffery Broussard made a name for himself in his early 20s as a member of Zydeco Force, a key instigator of the starkly contemporary nouveau zydeco movement. More than 20 years later, Broussard has come full circle as a keeper of the traditional zydeco flame with his Creole Cowboys. Their newly released Return of the Creole (Maison de Soul) is a roots-savvy collection of not only country-style zydeco—or la-la—with great covers of Clifton Chenier and Boozoo Chavis, but also Cajun ("Allons Lafayette"), Louisiana blues (Tabby Thomas's "I Love Big Fat Women"), and Creole, Broussard setting aside his accordion and picking up his fiddle for a wonderful cover of Canray Fontenot's "Old Carpenter's Waltz." This is the real deal. It'll make you laugh, cry, and dance up a storm. With Everett Smithson.
Sat., April 16, 7:30 p.m., 2011
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