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Buckwheat Zydeco Looks Homeward

Buckwheat Zydeco was a little tired when he answered the phone from a hotel room in Eastern Kentucky. The accordion great said that he spends close to ten months a year on the road, moving from gig to gig. When he realized that the call was about a Louisiana fest, he sprang to life. “Oh! You’re calling from home!”

Today in NOLA: 6.14.14

Today, the Jazz and Heritage Foundation kicks off Cajun-Zydeco Festival in Armstrong Park. Plus, bargain-basement books on sale and bike riders prepare to bare all. Happy 57th birthday to keyboardist Gerard Dural. His brother Stanley Dural, Jr., AKA Buckwheat Zydeco, plays at Cajun-Zydeco Festival today! More activities this Saturday (and check the left column for more music tonight):

Cajun Zydeco Festival Set For Louis Armstrong Park Debut

by Elizabeth Davas

New Orleans' mid-June Fais Do-Do is moving closer to Congo Square. The eight annual Lousiana Cajun Zydeco Festival is set to twirl into Louis Armstrong Park on June 14 and 15.

JazzFest Planner: Picks, Cubes Weather for Sat., April 26

Now that the Fair Grounds have been tread over for a day, JazzFest is ready for the big crowds on its second day. Robert Plant, Robin Thicke and a marathon set from Phish promise to deliver the droves to Gentilly. Check out the forecast, cubes and some non-headlining acts of interest:

Aaron Neville, Buckwheat Zydeco Appear on 2013 JazzFest Posters

The JazzFest lineup is out, so now it's time to turn our attention to the art. The Fest released its 2013 posters on Tuesday, featuring a pair of Fest veterans. The official JazzFest poster captures the lacrimonious wailings of Aaron Neville, while this year's Congo Square limited edition depicts Buckwheat Zydeco having a good squeeze.

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