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Event Archive - Legendary Accordian Player: Buckwheat Zydeco

Sat. September 19th 2009 Ambrosia Event Centre (All Ages)
8pm - 11:00pm doors at 6pm
$25 Advance / $28 Door
Tickets at: Lyles Place, Ditch Records 635 Johnson St., Onine at
Buckwheat Zydeco

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Ambrosia Event Centre, 638 Fisgard St., Victoria

Doors 6:00pm - Showtime 8pm - Gourmet Buffet Dinner from 6-8pm. Buffet purchased separately.

Tickets: $25.00 Advance + s/c / $28 Door

Available at: Lyle's Place 770 Yates St., Ditch Records 635 Johnson St.,

and online at

Buckwheat Zydeco

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Queens Hotel, 34 Victoria Cres., Nanaimo

Doors 6:30pm - Showtime 7:30pm - Early Show!

Tickets: $25.00 Advance + s/c / $28 Door

Available at: Music Maxx 620A Comox Rd. Nanaimo, and online at

Buckwheat Zydeco

Monday, September 21, 2009

The Mex, 1001 Ryan Rd., Courtenay

Doors 6:30pm - Showtime 7:30pm - Early Show!

Tickets: $25.00 Advance + s/c / $28 Door

Available at: Sound Advice, The Mex Cold Beer & Wine and online at

Buckwheat Zydeco websites: &



"LAY YOUR BURDEN DOWN", Buckwheat's new album (2009), was produced by Steve Berlin (Los Lobos) and

features guests Sonny Landreth, Warren Haynes,Steve Berlin, JJ Grey, and Trombone Shorty

The album features five originals and songs made famous by Led Zeppelin, Gov?t Mule, Bruce Springsteen, Captain

Beefheart, JJ Grey & Mofro.

FROM THE ALLIGATOR NEWS RELEASE: Alligator Records has set a May 5, 2009 release date for Lay Your Burden Down, the stunning label debut from American musical legend, Stanley ?Buckwheat? Dural Jr. and his band, Buckwheat Zydeco. The New York Times says, ?Stanley ?Buckwheat? Dural leads one of the best bands in America. A down-home and high-powered celebration, meaty and muscular with a fine-tuned sense of dynamics?propulsive rhythms, incendiary performances.? The Louisiana accordion and organ master and vocalist recorded the new CD at Dockside Studios in Maurice, Louisiana with Steve Berlin (Los Lobos) producing (as well as leading the horn section).

Buckwheat Zydeco celebrates its 30th anniversary with the new CD and a lengthy tour.

Lay Your Burden Down is a major release for Buckwheat, and a remarkably conceived album. The album features five original songs and complete reinventions of songs made famous by Led Zeppelin (When The Levee Breaks), Bruce Springsteen (Back In Your Arms), Gov?t Mule (Lay Your Burden Down), Captain Beefheart (Too Much Time), and JJ Grey & Mofro (The Wrong Side). Guests on the album include Sonny Landreth, Warren Haynes, Steve Berlin, JJ Grey, and Trombone Shorty. With Lay Your Burden Down, Buckwheat Zydeco?s large and loyal fan base will also welcome a massive influx of new converts.

According to Alligator Records president Bruce Iglauer, Buckwheat Zydeco?s recording for his label is huge. ?Buckwheat is the iconic figure of Louisiana zydeco music worldwide. It?s a thrill to bring an artist of this stature to Alligator. More important, he tears it up at every show. His energy level and accordion chops are just amazing, and he?s a terrific, soulful singer. And he?s no slouch on Hammond organ, either. I?m also excited to reunite Buckwheat with Steve Berlin of Los Lobos as producer. Berlin produced Five Card Stud, one of Buckwheat?s finest albums, and we believe Buckwheat?s Alligator debut is even better.?

During the 1990s and 2000s Buckwheat continued recording for his own Tomorrow Recordings label (which continues to present your favorite recordings from Buckwheat Zydeco as well as Sean Ardoin and Lil? Brian and the Zydeco Travelers) and maintained an extensive touring schedule. With his new relationship with Alligator and Lay Your Burden Down his massive instrumental and vocal talents and boundless energy, Buckwheat remains and will continue to be not only the most popular zydeco artist in the world, but will find the largest and most enthusiastic audience of his long and storied career...


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Buckwheat Zydeco (Zydeco / Blues)

He calls it "the #1 blues club, zydeco club in the world, baby," and tonight those words could hardly be truer. Onstage is one of the greatest aggregations in the history of zydeco music. And at the helm is Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural, Jr. But tonight he's not playing the close of the Atlanta Olympics. He's not sharing a stage with Eric Clapton or U2... more info
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