C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band
Presented by Crazy Mama’s Concerts
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Get out your dancing shoes and join C.J. Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band for a night of music not to be missed! C.J. Chenier was literally born into the musical tradition of southwest Louisiana and Texas Zydeco, a chugging, accordion-led blend of French Creole and African-derived influences. Born the son of great Zydeco king Clifton Chenier, the first Grammy Award winning musician of his genre, C.J. was totally immersed in R&B, funk and jazz from childhood After his father’s death in 1987, C.J. assumed leadership of the band. While he continued to develop his personal accordion style, C.J. also gradually began grafting on influences from his boyhood. As C.J. explains, “I play it the way I play it. All my father really told me was to do the best I could do with my own style.”
Date: Thursday, January 17, 2019
Time: 9:00 pm