Wednesday, September 14
Doors 7pm . Show 8pm
Tickets: $20 in advance/ $25 Day of Show
“Stanley ‘Buckwheat’ Dural leads one of the best bands in America. A down-home and high-powered celebration, meaty and muscular with a fine-tuned sense of dynamics…propulsive rhythms, incendiary performances.” -The New York Times
Grammy Award winner and American musical legend Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural Jr. (a.k.a. Buckwheat Zydeco ) is the preeminent ambassador of Louisiana’s zydeco music. If you’ve gotten into zydeco music, or felt its influence, or watched the world celebrate this great aspect of Louisiana culture over the past 30+ years it’s likely been because of Buckwheat Zydeco. In February, 2010 the album Lay Your Burden Down won the Grammy Award for Best Zydeco or Cajun Music Album.
The Big News in the Big Easy is Buckwheat Zydeco was named the honoree at the 2014 Annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation Gala. Past headliners at this event have included Willie Nelson, Ray Charles, B. B. King, Fats Domino, Smokey Robinson, Bonnie Raitt, Dr. John, and Little Richard.
Over the course of Buckwheat Zydeco’s career, Buck has gigged with everyone from Eric Clapton and U2 to The Boston Pops. The band performed at the closing ceremonies of the 1996 Summer Olympics and at both of President Clinton’s Inaugurals. Television appearances include, the opening of the final episode of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, PBS’s tribute to Paul Simon where Buck performed with Lyle Lovett; The band has appeared six times on Letterman, and on CNN, The TodayShow, MTV, NBC News, CBS Morning News and many others.
Buckwheat Zydeco also started a new sideline as a blogger for the Huffington Post posting with Ted Fox. His first post called, “Mardi Gras Is The Flip Side of the Blues,” was published in March 2014
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