Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Jalapeno zydeco for lunch on Thurs & Fri at Mudbug Fest, downtownShreveport: Cedryl Ballou & the Zydeco Trendsetters

Two things about finding fiery young zydeco talent on the Mudbug Fest stage: your crawfish taste saltier and all of a sudden you find you can dance like a coffee bug under an Evinrude.

That's what I'm predicting will happen to those savvy enough to do zydeco lunch with Cedryl Ballou & the Zydeco Trendsetters at Mudbug Fest on Thurs and Friday, 11 am - 2 pm.

Cedryl is from a well-known Creole family. Seated on stage stroking a Gibson guitar while Cedryl and his brother and cousins hop up and down will be the eminent Classie Ballou, a legend in swampland R & B.

Cedryl is age 25 and is not married to zydeco traditions. All he seems to want is to talk tabasco. Check those myspace recordings to get your blood pressure up.

Hope you'll read fellow enthusiast Chris Jay's article on his favorites at Mudbug Fest; it follows mine. We took different points of view. As a fan and writer, I responded to his cayenne throwdown.

Et lache pas la patate, ya'll.

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