Doors at 7:30 pm / Dance Lesson with Cheryl McBride at 8:00 pm / Show at 8:30 pm
Tickets are $15
Southwest Louisiana’s Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys bring their fresh take on the Creole dance music traditions that they are dedicated to preserving. Accordionist, fiddler, and singer 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. Now his Creole Cowboys take the music into the next generation while still tapping into the great roots music of such masters as fiddlers Canray Fontenot and Calvin Carrière as well as Jeffery’s father, Delton Broussard, accordionist for the legendary Lawtell Playboys, in which Jeffery played drums at the age of 8.
The success of Broussard’s approach is seen at packed dance halls throughout Louisiana and beyond (including Europe and African tours) and in honors such as 2007 Accordionist of the Year in the Zydeco Music and Creole Heritage Awards. A Louisiana Division of the Arts grant recipient, Broussard has also collaborated with the Elisa Monte Dance Troupe in New York City; New York Times dance critic Claudia La Rocco wrote of that performance, “The eyes, following the ears, traveled again and again to those Creole Cowboys. Accompaniment or no, they were the main draw.”