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Junior Dugas

Junior Dugas “I’ve been a musician since the age of 12. At the age of 14 I had a band. I played piano and sang. My little brother, Ricky Dugas played guitar, Brad Guilbeau played drums and Michael Meche played bass. We were the Acadiana Rascals. We were All 12-14 years old. We played in …

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Zydeco Joe

A brief history… Joseph Adam Mouton was born October 25, 1943 and grew up in the rural area near Lafayette, Louisiana. In his younger days of music, he learned from and played with Rockin’ Dopsie’s band. After a twenty year absence from music Zydeco Joe began playing the Zydeco in 1988. His interest was sparked …

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Zydeco Force

A brief history… Zydeco Force is one of the most enduring Zydeco group in the history of this genre. Since the group’s formation in 1988 by founder Robby Robinson, they’ve weathered many storms but their style has remained constant and true. Their sound is distinctly flavored with a traditional sound similar to the founders of …

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Wayne Toups

A brief history… Certainly one of the most exciting musicians to come out of Acadiana is Wayne Toups. From the moment he bursts on-stage with his accordion, Toups is going full blast and the show is only going up from there. In short, Toups will blow your dance socks off. His electrifying stage presence is …

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Willie Tee & Cypress

A brief history… When speaking of these two Louisiana artists, one needs to know that music was always their first career choice. Warren (aka Warren Schexnayder) began his career at the age of 12, and Willie Tee (aka Wilven Trahan) at the age of 13. Although Willie was aware of Warren Storm, the two had …

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Warren Storm, Willie Tee & Cypress

A brief history… Warren Storm (real name Warren Schexnider) was born on February 18, 1937, in Abbeville. The son of a Cajun band drummer, Storm played music as a child with Cajun-country group Larry Brasso and the Rhythmaires.  In the mid-1950s he switched to rhythm and blues music, helping to pioneer the regional “swamp pop” …

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