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The Creole Cowboys tomorrow

By awoodall
Monday, February 11th, 2008 at 1:41 pm in Uncategorized.

Tuesday, February 12
Doors at 7:30 p.m., Cajun/Zydeco dance lesson with Diana Castillo at 8:00 p.m., Show at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $12.
Southwest Louisiana’s Jeffrey Broussard & The Creole Cowboys return with their fresh approach to the Creole dance music traditions they are dedicated to preserving. Its leader, accordionist, fiddler and singer Jeffery Broussard, was a mainstay in the famous Zydeco Force, a group that took zydeco and Cajun roots and updated them for modern dance crowds without losing the feel of the original Creole zydeco gumbo. Broussard’s Creole Cowboys take the music into the next generation, still linked to the great roots music of such masters as legendary fiddler Canray Fontenot and Jeffery’s well-known accordionist father Delton Broussard. Joining Jeffery in the band’s frontline is fiddler and guitarist D’Jalma Garnier III, a one-time student of Canray Fontenot. With Fontenot’s passing in 1995, Garnier has made it his mission to keep alive and spread this unique style of fiddle playing. The band’s debut CD, “Keepin the Tradition Alive,” was named top zydeco album of 2007 by Blues and Soul magazine.
. Advance tickets are available during evening shows, or (for a fee) through Ticketweb, http://www.ticketweb.com or 866-468-3399. http://www.ashkenaz.com.

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