2013 Music Schedule

Geno Delafose and French Rockin Boogie BandGeno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie

10:45 – 12:00 

Geno Delafose is a zydeco accordionist and singer. He is one of the younger generations of the genre who has created the sound known as the nouveau zydeco. His sound is deeply rooted in traditional Creole music with strong influences from Cajun music and also country and western. His father is the famous zydeco accordion player John Delafose.

Delafose was born and raised in Eunice, Louisiana. At the age of eight, he joined his father’s band, the Eunice Playboys as a rubboard player and continued to play with the band until his father’s death in 1994. He also appeared on the several of the bands recordings. He switched to the accordion in the early 1990s and started to play as an opening act for his father.

In 1994, he debuted with album French Rockin’ Boogie on Rounder Records. The name of this album also became the name of his band with whom he still plays with today. He released two more albums from the label, before signing with Time Square label to release Everybody’s Dancin’ in 2003. He has also appeared on the compilation album Creole Bred: A Tribute to Creole & Zydeco released in 2004 on Vanguard Records.

He has been nominated for a Grammy Award in the “Best Zydeco Or Cajun Music Album” category for his Le Cowboy Creole album (2007).


Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp BandChubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band

12:15 – 1:45

Chubby Carrier is undeniably "The World's Premier Zydeco Showman." Born on July 1, 1967 in Churchpoint, Louisiana, Chubby is the third generation of zydeco artists with such famous relatives as Roy Carrier (father), Warren Carrier (grandfather), and cousins Bebe and Calvin Carrier who are presently considered legends in zydeco history.

Chubby began his musical career at the age of 12 by playing drums with his father's band. He began playing the accordion at the age of 15. By age 17, Chubby had begun to play with Terrance Siemien and toured the world for 2 1/2 years, before forming his own band in 1989. Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band have recorded ten CDs over the past 22 years of Chubby's professional career. His band has traveled all over the world, performing to audiences in all parts of the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii, Canada. North Africa and Europe. Chubby and the band travel 150-175 days a year, taking his act to big festivals such as the New Orleans Jazz Fest, the Chicago Blues Fest. Summerfest (Milwaukee), Memphis in May, and several festivals in Europe. Chubby has also done guest appearances on recordings for Tab Benoit, 6Was9, and Jimmy Thackery. Ann Wilson of the group Heart encourages Chubby to "continue the great sound that you have. This sound will take you places."

Band members include Earl Sally on the washboard, Randy Ellis on guitar, John L. on bass guitar and AJ Bellow on drums.


Don Rich Band


Local favorite Don Rich is a self-taught singer/musician/songwriter. He has been playing music for 41 plus years. He has been the opening act for Louisiana’s own Eddie Raven, Freddie Fender, Joe Stamply, Percy Sledge, Wayne Toups & Jo-el Sonnier to name a few. He is the fifth generation musician in his family mastering seven instruments: The keyboard, fiddle, saxophone, guitar, drums, bass &the accordion. Don Rich and his band are sure to please the ears and feet of young and old alike!

Don Rich was inducted in the Louisiana Hall of Fame along with his dad, the late Golen Richard, on June 12th 2005. He was also inducted in the West Bank Musicians hall of fame in 2006.




King PaKaYea' Band

3:45 – 5:00

The King PaKaYea' Band plays all your Swamp Pop and Old School Rock and Roll dance favorites. They are experienced musicians from Assumption Parish representing a history of playing Swamp Pop, Old School Rock and Roll, and Cajun music. Dance music at its best!





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