The best performers of all time combine a mastery of their chosen style with the kind of charisma that makes the specific type of music they are playing almost (but not quite) irrelevant. So it has been with Buckwheat Zydeco, once Stanley Dural Jr., who has literally become synonymous with that furious accordion-fueled South Louisiana Creole dance music since taking over for mentor Clifton Chenier in the mid-'70s. At least one reason for Buckwheat's widespread success is that another kind of indigenous music from his youth, belly-rubbing swamp pop, often creeps into his music; in fact, he apprenticed in R&B bands with Joe Tex and Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown. His last... More >>>
Buckwheat Zydeco boogies back to Houston for a free Discovery Green show.