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Curley Taylor

Sunday, March 22, 2015

CURLEY TAYLOR & ZYDECO TROUBLE

www.curleytaylor.com



"Top Live Show in NY"- TimeOut NY
"Taylor may be the freshest act to come along since Beau Jocque" - Times of Acadia

Son of the famous Jude Taylor and long time drummer with Geno Delafose, Curley Taylor has generated widespread acclaim in his own right. A previous NYC Let's Zydeco show at Connolly was featured in TimeOut New York as "TOP LIVE SHOW IN NEW YORK."

"Curley’s first CD - Country Boy - is a powerful effort .... The singing is good, lyrics have meaning, good melody and the band is tight! His sound is fresh and invigorating." - The Times of Acadiana - Herman Fuselier


 

Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys

Friday, February 27th, 2015

STEVE RILEY & THE MAMOU PLAYBOYS

NOTE VENUE & TIME CHANGE Event is Co-produced with J. Gumbo's - Delicious Cajun Food available

www.mamouplayboys.com

GRAMMY NOMINEES - Cajun Icons   
"Best Cajun Band of the Year"

STEVE RILEY & THE MAMOU PLAYBOYS are a phenomenon in the age of progressive Cajun music.Their dynamic music has awarded
them much recognition, including 4 Grammy nominations, selection by the Smithsonian for their Folk Masters Series, and winners of many CFMA awards for "Best Cajun Band of the Year,". With their uncompromising respect for tradition and a forward-looking vision, Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys have set the standard for modern Cajun music. 

‘…One of the finest Cajun bands in history’ – WASHINGTON POST
‘Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys are kind of like a Cajun Beatles.’ – THE INDEPENDENT WEEKLY



The Zydeco Revelators

Saturday, February 21

The Zydeco Revelators

 at J. Gumbo's -- Note venue change

VENUE CHANGE: It's gonna be a party with The Zydeco at J. Gumbo's -- a funky little Cajun restaurant in the Flatiron district, NYC 61 West 23rd Street   Saturday, February 21, 2015
NYC's own Zydeco Boogie!
www.facebook.com/ZydecoRevelators
www.ZydecoRevelators.com

The ZYDECO REVELATORS will be featured at LETS ZYDECO at an authentic Cajun Restaurant J. GUMBO'S... New York City's Own Zydeco Boogie! Inspired by Louisiana gumbo, injected with East Coast spontaneity, the Zydeco Revelators bring a stomping good time. Their raw, rockin' accordion riffs backed by serious R&B rhythms are sure to make any crowd move to the groove! 
The band plays all the favorites from many of the famous Zydeco artists... Geno Delafose, Keith Frank, Rosie Ledet, Brian Jack, Chris Ardoin, Roy Carrier, Boozoo Chavis and others. 

A native of Louisiana passing by a recent show was drawn in... and said upon hearing the music... "I was down the street and the heard the sounds of home"... "felt like I was back in Louisiana... it was like the smell of good home cooking in the breeze" 

Join us in making their second show at LETS ZYDECO another smashing success! 


 

CJ ChenierMARDI GRAS PARTY, COSTUMES ENCOURAGED!
Cajun/Creole food catered by J Gumbos Flatiron
Sunday, February 15, 2015

MARDI GRAS PARTY featuring C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band

http://concertedefforts.com/roster/cj-chenier-and-the-red-hot-louisiana-band/

Last year's Mardi Gras Show with C.J. Chenier highlighted in THE NEW YORKER: http://nyr.kr/1lnwoZH

Please Note -- this year's event is on February 15, NOT March 2nd

As the Chicago Defender aptly stated, "Complex, driving rhythms force you to dance. A powerful, soulful vocal delivery forces you to listen".

The Boston Globe calls him "The Crown Prince of Zydeco."

Living Blues magazine hails him as "The best living zydeco singer and accordionist."


To his legions of fans, he's the man whose music moves them deep in their souls, and to those who love to dance he's the man who makes holes in the soles of their shoes. He is the source of the infectious, rhythmic music fueling the wild dance parties that erupt whenever he plays. He is Clayton Joseph (C.J.) Chenier, son of legendary zydeco master and pioneer, Clifton Chenier.

Carrying on the legacy of his late father, "The King of Zydeco" Clifton Chenier, C.J. has been fronting the famous Red Hot Louisiana Band for almost 2 decades, reinvigorating the genre with his exceptional musicianship. C.J. Chenier records on the Alligator Label. He has garnered several "Zydeco Album of The Year" awards, consecutive Living Blues Critics awards, and a 1997 NAIRD Indie Award.


The Zydeco RevelatorsVENUE CHANGE: It's gonna be a party this Saturday with The Zydeco at J. Gumbo's -- a funky little Cajun restaurant in the Flatiron district, NYC 61 West 23rd Street  Saturday, January 24, 2015


The Zydeco Revelators

 at J. Gumbo's -- Note venue change
NYC's own Zydeco Boogie!
www.facebook.com/ZydecoRevelators
www.ZydecoRevelators.com

The ZYDECO REVELATORS will be featured at LETS ZYDECO at an authentic Cajun Restaurant J. GUMBO'S on Saturday, January 24th... New York City's Own Zydeco Boogie! Inspired by Louisiana gumbo, injected with East Coast spontaneity, the Zydeco Revelators bring a stomping good time. Their raw, rockin' accordion riffs backed by serious R&B rhythms are sure to make any crowd move to the groove! 
The band plays all the favorites from many of the famous Zydeco artists... Geno Delafose, Keith Frank, Rosie Ledet, Brian Jack, Chris Ardoin, Roy Carrier, Boozoo Chavis and others. 

A native of Louisiana passing by a recent show was drawn in... and said upon hearing the music... "I was down the street and the heard the sounds of home"... "felt like I was back in Louisiana... it was like the smell of good home cooking in the breeze" 

Join us in making their second show at LETS ZYDECO another smashing success! 


Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys

Sunday, January 11, 2015

STEVE RILEY & THE MAMOU PLAYBOYS

www.mamouplayboys.com

GRAMMY NOMINEES - Cajun Icons   
"Best Cajun Band of the Year"

STEVE RILEY & THE MAMOU PLAYBOYS are a phenomenon in the age of progressive Cajun music.Their dynamic music has awarded
them much recognition, including 4 Grammy nominations, selection by the Smithsonian for their Folk Masters Series, and winners of many CFMA awards for "Best Cajun Band of the Year,". With their uncompromising respect for tradition and a forward-looking vision, Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys have set the standard for modern Cajun music. 

‘…One of the finest Cajun bands in history’ – WASHINGTON POST
‘Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys are kind of like a Cajun Beatles.’ – THE INDEPENDENT WEEKLY

 


 

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ABOUT LET'S ZYDECO
The LET'S ZYDECO music and dance shows (which have previously been held at TRAMPS, LOUISIANA COMMUNITY BAR & GRILL, LA BELLE EPOQUE & SATALLA (all of which have closed), will now be mainly produced at CONNOLLY'S, a wonderful space, with a great wooden dance floor, a full bar, and tasty dinner menu. The popular LET'S ZYDECO shows are set up for listening or dancing. A complimentary dance workshop in the basic zydeco dance styles is provided prior to the musi to help newcomers learn the basic dance steps. You do not need a partner to participate and enjoy.

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Contact phone: 212-685-7597 or 917-208-2432 or 212-597-5126