Queue 'Projects-Accordionists'

  • Soul Xpress Brass Band from Opelousas performs in front of an old sweet potato warehouse during the Fire and Water Festival in Arnaudville, LA.

    In its varied styles, music for me has been for me the soundtrack of life. Carlos Santana has often said that, “Music is the healing force in the world.” I am grateful to all its practitioners, living and dead.

  • Wayne Toups Festivals Acadians
  • Wayne Toups Festivals Acadiens et Creoles, Lafayette, LA

    Wayne Toups and band demonstrate the power and enchantment of Cajun music and the accordion at Festivals Acadiens et Creoles in Lafayette, LA.

  • Dancers; Cajun music, Lafayette, Louisiana, mud
    Festivals Acadiens et Creoles Dancers, Lafayette, LA

    Two folks engage in a post dance dip over mud at Festivals Acadiens et Creoles in Lafayette, LA.

  • Zydeco Trailride dance
  • Clifton Chenier at home 1983
  • Clifton's last Louisiana concert

    Clifton Chenier, originator of modern Zydeco music, plays his last Louisiana concert at the 1987 Zydeco Festival in Plaisance, LA. He died at the end of the year.

  • Canray Fontenot

    Creole fiddler and musical pioneer Canray Fontenot poses at his home in Welsh, LA. He died in 1995.

  • Cedric Watson Creole Accordionist

    Cedric Watson is widely known as a Creole Zydeco accordionist and fiddler. His musical style often encompasses sounds of the Caribbean, making him one of the more distinctive performers on the scene.

  • Nathan "Pomme" Williams Jr. CD cover.

    Nathan Williams comes from a major zydeco family in Louisiana that traces its roots directly, by influence, to Buckwheat Zydeco and Clifton Chenier. His dad is Nathan Williams Sr. His uncle is Dennis Paul Williams, guitarist extraordinaire and evocative artist to boot. His other uncle Sid Williams owns El Sido's Zydeco Club in Lafayette. His grandmother's brother was bluesman Harry Hippolyte. The photo is from a CD shoot. We are getting close to walking on water.

  • Wedding Dance on Street Car
  • Fiddling bride
  • New Orleans Jazz Funeral

    The Spirit of New Orleans passes St. Louis Cathedral in a jazz funeral.

  • Zydeco Stars 2000 El Sido's Lafayette, LA
  • Nathan Williams and the Zydeco Cha Chas

    Nathan Williams leads his band the Zydeco Cha Chas through a tune during a gig at El Sido's Night Club in Lafayette, LA.

  • Nathan Williams in Parade
  • Dewey and Christine Balfa, Cajun music royalty

    Cajun fiddler Dewey Balfa and his daughter Christine talk for a moment between songs at the annual Festivals Acadiens et Creoles in Lafayette, LA.