Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys
MEL LEHAN HALL AT ST. JAMES i
3214 West 10th Ave, Kitsilano
Accessible All ages
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Mr. Broussard and his Cowboys are fabulous: You start moving in your seat
as soon as their rhythmic, rich melodies, both joyous and mournful, flood
the theater. - Claudia La Rocco, New York Times
Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys features the accordion mastery and soulful vocals of front man Jeffery Broussard, from the legendary band, Zydeco Force. The band delivers great, pack-the-floor renditions of Creole classics as well as their own brand of contemporary Zydeco.
Jeffery's music career started very early in life, similar to many other famous Zydeco musicians. At the age of 8 he started playing drums in his father's band, the renowned Delton Broussard & The Lawtell Playboys. After seventh grade, Jeffery left school in order to farm full time to help his parents make ends meet. It's quite possible that without the struggle and hard times that Jeffery has experienced in life, he could not sing and play with the emotion, the soul, he expresses. He has range seldom seen in Zydeco - from traditional songs from the old masters to originals, single-row and triple-row accordion to fiddle.
Whether he is playing a festival stage in front of thousands of dancers, a small theatre of seated patrons, giving an interview, teaching a lesson or playing at a trailride, his warmth, love of the music, and talent shine. Jeffery Broussard is the real deal. Dedicated to preserving and promoting the Creole culture and traditional Zydeco music, Jeffery plays with passion and commitment to carry on his daddy's legacy. Jeffery Broussard was awarded "Accordionist of the Year" - Zydeco Music & Creole Heritage Awards 2007
Jeffery Broussard has long been respected as one of the greatest accordion
players to ever grace our beautiful Creole culture and for that matter the
- Don Cravins, Sr., Mayor of Opelousas, LA, Zydeco Capital of the World