April 16, 2016

Bands

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Day 1 – Saturday, September 3rd

The Day 1 lineup in Ives Park are all nationally known and critically acclaimed bands that spread the joy and irresistible dance rhythms of Cajun Zydeco music.

Schedule:

  • 11:30 am – Andrew Carriere and the Cajun/Zydeco Allstars
  •  1:20 pm – The Zydeco Flames
  •  3:10 pm – Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble
  •  5:00 pm – Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys

Saturday’s Headliner

Jeffery Broussard and the Creole Cowboys – This Louisiana based band has garnered awards, praise, and national recognition, and features the accordion mastery and soulful vocals of Jeffery Broussard, from the legendary band Zydeco Force.

Day 1 performers also include:

Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble – Curley’s soulful, bluesy vocals and the band’s hard driving zydeco beat blend to create their unique style of zydeco and blues that keeps  audiences dancing. It’s always a party when Zydeco Trouble comes to town.

The Zydeco Flames – The Zydeco Flames have gained a reputation as the West Coast’s premiere Zydeco band. The Flames consistently pack the house in venues ranging from contemporary clubs to major festivals and traditional dancehalls.

Andrew Carriere & the Zydeco/Cajun All Stars – Andrew Carriere, from Alameda CA, was a late bloomer on the accordion but has been making up for lost time ever since. He performs regularly throughout the Bay Area, both with his own band and with the Creole Belles. His repertoire features zydeco, but also includes more traditional French music as well as country and rock ’n’ roll. The sight of the 74-year-old’s enormous biceps as he squeezes his accordion is truly wondrous.

 

Day 2 – Sunday, September 4th

The line-up on Day 2, Sunday September 4, 2016 includes multiple international stars from a broader range of musical genres.

Schedule:

  • 11:30 am – Frobeck
  •  1:20 pm – Maria Muldaur and her Red Hot Bluesianna Band
  •  3:10 pm – Henry Butler
  •  5:00 pm – Zigaboo Modeliste and the New Aahkeststra

Sunday’s Headliner

The headliner will be Zigaboo Modeliste and the New Aahkesstra Joseph “Zigaboo” Modeliste is a master drummer, rhythm innovator, percussionist, and New Orleans legend. The most highly acclaimed drummer ever to hail from the Crescent City, Ziggy’s creativity has been a wellspring of funk influence for three decades and inspired many Hip-Hop tracks. His innovative work as a member of the internationally acclaimed R&B group, The Meters, as well as his side work with artists like Keith Richards, Robert Palmer, and Dr. John, has garnered him an unparalleled level of respect among musicians and fans.


 

Other great Day 2 performers include

The great Henry Butler, king of New Orleans jazz, rock, and blues piano. Widely hailed as a pianist and vocalist, Henry Butler is considered the premier exponent of the great New Orleans jazz and blues piano tradition. A master of musical diversity, he combines the percussive jazz piano playing of McCoy Tyner and the New Orleans style playing of Professor Longhair to craft a sound uniquely his own. A rich amalgam of jazz, Caribbean, classical, pop, blues, and R&B, his music is as excitingly eclectic as that of his New Orleans birthplace.

 

Maria Muldaur and her Red Hot Bluesiana Band (Maria having collaborated with Dr. John, among many others). Maria Muldaur is best known world-wide for her 1974 mega-hit “Midnight at the Oasis,”which received several Grammy nominations, and enshrined her forever in the hearts of Baby Boomers everywhere. In the 40 years since “Midnight at the Oasis,” Maria has toured extensively worldwide and has recorded 40 solo albums covering all kinds of American Roots Music, including Gospel, R&B, Jazz and Big Band (not to mention several award-winning children’s albums). She has now settled comfortably into her favorite idiom, the Blues. Often joining forces with some of the top names in the business, Maria has recorded and produced on-average an album per year, several of which have been nominated for Grammies and other awards.


 

Frobeck – The up and coming local northern California band Frobeck will kick off the fun on Sunday with its reimagined Tower of Power funk sound. With high-octane vocals, life-altering songs, and world-class musicianship, Frobeck is one of Northern California’s top Funk-Rock bands. Since the band’s inception in 2005, Frobeck has earned a Grammy nomination and two North Bay Music Award (NORBAY) nominations.