The annual Ponderosa Stomp is held in New Orleans in early October, two nights of performances by soul, rockabilly, rhythm ‘n’ blues, rock ‘n’ roll and surf music masters, usually coaxed out of retirement.  This year Lynn August is one of the performers.  The writer and drummer Ben Sandmel has written an excellent article for the Stomp about the history of zydeco.  It’s entitled “If You Can’t Dance to Zydeco, You Can’t Dance–Period.”  Sandmel is also one of the contributors to the Zydeco Crossroads project.