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Jeffery Broussard and the Creole Cowboys: Bayou Next Thing

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The Creole Cowboys have been called one of the best young zydeco bands in the country. Leader Jeffrey Broussard is the son of Delton Broussard, a famous first-generation zydeco musician. He plays accordion in a melodic manner sympathetic to his father's old-school style: raw and danceable Creole rave-ups made for packing dance floors, but with a nod to a new contemporary bayou direction that incorporates bluesy soul.

Jeffrey Broussard began his musical career at 8 playing drums in his father's legendary band, the Lawtell Playboys, and is proficient on a number of instruments including fiddle, bass and rhythm guitar. And he ain't afraid of going uptown. Last winter, Broussard and his rock-solid band accompanied the Elisa Monte Dance group for its New York premiere at the Joyce Theatre.

Look out for one of Broussard's sidemen, a longtime contributor to Cajun and Creole music, D'Jalma Garnier III.

Performances
Friday
: 8-9:15 p.m. on the Richmond Times-Dispatch stage.
Saturday: 2-2:45 p.m. on the Ukrop's/First Market stage.
Sunday: 2:30-3:45 p.m. at the Richmond Times-Dispatch Dance Pavilion.

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