Houston has always been a strong town for zydeco, with its large population of blacks from Louisiana. One scholarly article even maintains that zydeco was invented in Houston. So I was interested to see that radio station KMJQ, “Houston’s Home for the Adult Urban Community” is promoting the Budweiser Solo Zydeco Festival, set for March 13 and 14. The lineup consists of Jeffrey Broussard and the Creole Cowboys, Snuggles, Cupid, Brad Randell and the Zydeco Ballers, Chris Ardoin and NuStep, J. Paul Jr and the Zydeco Nu Breeds, Lil’ Nate and the Zydeco Big Timers, Marcus and the Zydeco Legends, Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble, Leon Chavis and the Zydeco Flames, and Brian Jack and the Zydeco Gamblers, listed in that order. Should be a good time.
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