2014Santa Fe, NMFarmer's Market Pavilion6:30 doors, food, craft brews. 7:30 performance
Bring your dancin’ shoes for this special benefit for KSFR Santa Fe public radio. Cowgirl will be serving a full-on Creole Feast with NM craft brews & wine for purchase. Free zydeco dance lessons. Please note, this is a 21+, seated, indoor event with a big ol’ dance floor.
By far the world’s best-loved zydeco artist, maestro Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural Jr.’s mastery of the piano accordion is legendary. Dural was the first zydeco artist signed to a major record label, to perform on a national television show, to launch his own record label. The multi-Grammy nominee’s stellar recordings and tireless touring have taken the Bayou State native’s Creole-French rave-ups and soulful breakdowns to new heights worldwide. The band plays a long list of super high-energy gigs year in and year out, and their music can be heard in a slew of major motion pictures and television shows. Buckwheat has collaborated with a who’s who of musicians, including Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Willie Nelson and Dwight Yoakam. Born in 1947 in Lafayette, La., a close-knit community where many black people express their Creole heritage by speaking French and by playing and dancing to zydeco, Dural formed Buckwheat Zydeco in 1979. Over three decades, through hard work, superior musicianship, and uncommon talent, Buckwheat Zydeco has emerged as the best of the best.
6:30 doors open, join us for a Creole Feast provided by Cowgirl.
7:00-7:30 Take free zydeco dance lessons, hosted by Michelle Hoffman.
7:30-9:30 The master, BUCKWHEAT ZYDECO, takes the stage.
$25 advance, $30 door General Admission. 800-838-3006 or BrownPaperTickets.com
Santa Fe Farmer’s Market Pavillion, 1607 Paseo de Peralta (at S. Guadalupe St. in the Railyard)
Please note, this is a 21+ event.
Buckwheat Photos by Justin Thor Simenson. To view Justin’s GiG Magazine piece on Buckwheat Zydeco, click here.