NOLA.com is reporting that Stanley “Buckwheat Zydeco” Dural is in treatment for cancer.  It is in an early stage, so treatment should be successful.  All scheduled performances have been cancelled until at least this summer.  Leave a message on Facebook.  The Alligator Records page still includes some February performance dates, but I’m sure they’ll update it shortly.  Dural has recorded for many labels, such as Alligator, Rounder and Tomorrow, as well as locals like Blues Unlimited.  He played keyboards behind Clifton Chenier for many years.   His sound has been more towards rock and roll the past ten years or so, with covers of Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones.  Our best wishes go out to Dural for a speedy recovery!  Go buy one of his recordings if you don’t have any – you won’t be sorry.

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