Stanley “Buckwheat Zydeco” Dural, Jr. has passed away in Lafayette on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. Buckwheat had a history of cancer since 2013, and was thought to be cancer-free, but it returned recently. It is hard to overestimate the importance of Buckwheat to zydeco music. He started as Clifton Chenier’s keyboard player, went out on his own on accordion, and has recorded a massive catalog over the last 40 years. Our sincerest condolences to family, friends, and colleagues.
September 24, 2016