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Zydeco Junky Productions in concert with Rochester Cajun Zydeco Network

Presents

Dikki Du and the Zydeco Krewe


www.dikkidu.webs.com
“Dikki Du” … amazing video preview:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bDNXd6EurI

Friday January 30th
at the Harmony House
58 East Main St, Webster, NY 14580
7:15PM – Zydeco dance lesson 
8:00PM to 11:00PM – Performance


~~ Let’s do it up right ~~
~~ Be sure to bring a dish/snack to pass ~~

One of the spiciest zydeco bands in America, Dikki Du and the Zydeco Crew will turn any event into a full-fledged Mardi Gras party!  Bandleader Dikki Du (Troy Carrier) was born to play zydeco. Son of the legendary and much loved accordionist, Roy Carrier, and brother of world-renowned Grammy winning Zydeco artist, Chubby Carrier.

At the tender age of nine, Troy discovered his love for Zydeco music. He would gather after school with his brother Chubby, sister Elaine and father Roy to play Zydeco music. His father Roy Carrier would play accordion, his brother Chubby on the drums, leaving the washboard for Troy.

At the age of twelve Troy moved to a little place called "Lawtell", where his father has owned the “Offshore Lounge”, a legendary hub for Zydeco Music for over a generation.  Constantly surrounded by the Zydeco groove, Troy was destined to hit the stage and the road.

After learning the accordion, Troy created his own band to play originals and zydeco-flavored versions of party staples like "Mustang Sally" and "Fire."  He takes songs from classic zydeco and turns the inside out with fresh and funky renditions driving it to the next level. The band's funky instrumentals, searing guitar, syncopated rhythms, and intricate accordion work push the frontiers of zydeco, flavored with Troy’s famous Louisiana charm, have made them one of the most popular festival and party bands in the country. They dig what they do, and because they do, you will too.

QUOTES:

  • "Troy exhibits that Carrier touch with jumping riffs, pounding stops, and constant jukin' that bounces all over the map. Carrier learned his button box well with plenty of tricky dicky (no pun intended) dazzling, which is the catalyst for making the arrangements hop." -- music critic Dan Willging

DIKKI DU - VIDEOS:

     

    EVENT BASICS:
    LOCATION:  Harmony House, 58 East Main St, Webster, NY 14580
    DATE:            January 30, Friday           
    TIME:              7:15PM – Zydeco dance lesson 8:00PM to 11:00PM – Performance
    COVER:       $12 in advance (available at stores listed below)   $15 day of show / ** Student Discount with valid ID $10 **

    • The Bop Shop -  1460 Monroe Ave, Brighton   
    • Stutzman’s Guitar Center -  4405 West Ridge Rd, Greece
    • The Music Store - 18 E. Main St, Webster
    • Out of town? Send check payable to “RCZN” with a SASE to “Bruce Handelman / 175 Greenaway Road / Rochester NY 14610”
    INFO:           (585) 727-4119 /

 

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Rochester Cajun Zydeco Network’s Annual
True Louisiana

!!! Mardi Gras Party !!!

Curley Taylor
& Zydeco Trouble

 

Saturday February 21st
Harmony House
58 East Main St. Webster NY

Get ready for RCZN’s Annual “True Louisiana” Mardi Gras Party with Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble

RCZN is holding its annual Mardi Gras Party Saturday February 21st, a joyful community celebration featuring one of Louisiana’s HOTTEST young Zydeco bands, Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble, back by popular demand. Not surprising, Curley was voted by RCZN as our FAVORITE Louisiana Zydeco Band,

Curley is returning for his 4th Mardi Gras Performance for RCZN.  Last time, everybody that entered the House of Harmony was swung on the dance floor by Curley’s bone thrilling rhythms and heart stealing harmonies.  Curley will be back on February 21st you’ll have a chance to see what the excitement is all about.  Advanced tickets are available and are going to go fast!!! 

Meet Curley via performance / interview at The Rock and Bowl in New Orleans

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGgtRfR63GE&NR=1

~~ It’s Mardi Gras time yall ~~
~~ Let’s do it up right ~~
~~ Costumes are encouraged ... don’t be shy, it’s Mardi Gras ~~
~~ Be sure to bring a dish to pass ~~

Time for a Zydeco SOUL Revival !!!! 

Nobody does it like Curley Taylor
Soulful Sensuous and Sweaty  

Delivering Zydeco
with a rich Gospel Soul Hip Hop-tinged sound

SHOW DETAILS:

LOCATION:  Harmony House, 58 East Main St, Webster, NY 14580
DATE:            Saturday February 21st   
TIME:             7:15PM - Zydeco dance lesson  /  8:00PM to 12:00PM – Performance
TICKETS:     $15 in advance (available at stores listed below) / $18 day of show / $10 with valid Student ID

      • Cash or Check … no credit cards
      • The Bop Shop -  1460 Monroe Ave, Brighton   
      • Stutzman’s Guitar Center -  4405 West Ridge Rd, Greece
      • The Music Store - 18 E. Main St, Webster

INFO:             (585) 727-4119   

When Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble is in town, it’s time for a Zydeco SOUL Revival !!!! Nobody does it like Curley Taylor - Soulful Sensuous and Sweaty.  Curley Taylor was born and raised in Sun Set Louisiana and has been around music all of his life. At the age of 16 Curley started playing drums in his father's band, (Jude Taylor & His Burning Flames) which is deep in Louisiana Blues, Soul and Zydeco. Now at 39 Curley has been a Zydeco road dog over half his life, most of the time as drummer for Geno Delafose, CJ Chenier, & Steve Riley, an experience which emblazoned in Curley the fundamental importance of the lock down rhythm dancers crave. At 25 Curley hit the road with his own band Zydeco Trouble delivering Zydeco with a rich Gospel, Soul, Hip Hop-tinged sound.

PRESS
“A young lady asked me recently, "Is Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble Band as great as I've heard they are?"  I replied with matchless enthusiasm, "They are greater." Some describe Curley Taylor as a rising star, but to be candid, he is a star that has already risen. His incomparable talent as a musician is a rarity. Taylor's "skill and will" to succeed is unbelievable to those who don't know him. If the elevator to success would break down, Taylor would take the stairs.
Alexandria News Weekly - C.J. Bell

“Taylor may be the freshest Zydeco act to come along since Beau Jocque. (Curley’s first CD – Country Boy) is a powerful effort, but as the son of Zydeco great Jude Taylor I'd expect no less. The singing is good, lyrics have meaning, good melody and the band is tight! His sound is fresh and invigorating."
The Times of Acadiana - Herman Fuselier

Curley’s Links …

www.curleytaylor.com
www.myspace.com/curleytaylorand zydecotrouble.

Curley’s Videos …

Meet Curley - performance / interview at The Rock and Bowl in New Orleans - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGgtRfR63GE&NR=1
Curley Taylor  - NYC 2010 – “What did you come to do” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLY2oVKgYa0
Curley Taylor at Abilene - Never Gonna Give You Up - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7n6o8cbQPU
Swamp N Roll: Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble – “Zydeco Cowboy” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1ffMefFbGQ
Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble - "It's Alright"  - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9gfKunMpi8
Curley doing James Brown’s "It's a Man's World" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjM7WGOc46k

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