Mardi Gras Kickoff with CJ Chenier & The Red Hot Lousiana Band

ANTONE'S PRESENTS

Mardi Gras Kickoff with CJ Chenier & The Red Hot Lousiana Band

Dikki Du & the Zydeco Krewe, Raa Raa & Da Zydeco Allstarz

Sat · February 3, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$15.00 - $20.00

CJ Chenier & The Red Hot Louisiana Band
CJ Chenier & The Red Hot Louisiana Band
Born in Port Arthur, TX, Clayton Joseph Chenier is the son of the King Of Zydeco Clifton Chenier. He joined his father's band as saxophonist in 1978, then switched to accordian in 1985. When Clifton died in 1987, C.J. became the leader of the Red Hot Louisana Band.

"Hard charging riffs, bluesy shouts in the vocals and a rhythm section that makes two-steps into ratcheting rock." - New York Times
"His vocals and accordion continue to drip with top-line Louisiana hot sauce, keeping the good times rolling with energized adaptations of blues and Creole rnb classics." - Downbeat
Dikki Du & the Zydeco Krewe
Dikki Du & the Zydeco Krewe
Dikki Du (Troy Carrier) was born in 1969 in Church Point, Louisiana and discovered his love for zydeco music at the tender age of nine. After school he would get together with his brother Chubby, sister Elaine and father Roy to play Zydeco music. At the age of twelve Troy moved to a little town called "Lawtell", where his father had owned the Offshore Lounge for over fifteen years. Troy played the washboard for Roy Carrier, his father, on local gigs; he then joined forces with the great C.J. Chenier for two years. Troy's brother Chubby Carrier then started a family band and offered Troy a job playing the drums. Troy toured with his brother from the late 80's until the 90's, when he returned home to pick up the accordion. It has now been twelve years that Dikki Du and the Zydeco Krewe have been on the scene. Dikki Du has incorporated his musical heritage with unique experience to create one of the most innovative zydeco groups around. The krewe captures an audience with one of the best sets around. His original funky and hypnotic zydeco style announces that he has arrived, occupying a spot on par with the best. "Personally the triple row is the sound that I like the best". says Dikki Du. He takes songs from classic zydeco and turns the inside out with fresh and funky renditions driving it to the next level. The krewe’s innovations revitalize zydeco charging it for years to come.
Raa Raa & Da Zydeco Allstarz
Raa Raa & Da Zydeco Allstarz
Zydeco at it's finest is best expressed in dance by those who immediately keep the dance floor occupied and clothes often seen dripping wet with sweat from their bodies. This is always one of those factors when you come to Zydeco with Raa-Raa & Da Zydeco Allstarz. Raa-Raa, hails from a french speaking creole family from Lafayette Parish in Lousiana and others who migrated from Avoyelles Parish. He reflects even the more growing up listening to authentic zydeco and lala music as in the styles of Clifton Chenier, Rockin' Dopsie, Buckwheat Zydeco, and many more.

As a younger generation of creoles, he takes his heritage seriously; he renders zydeco tunes in both English & Creole French. He often reflects on the terminology, "if you don't know where you come from, you don't know where you going." His Allstarz Band is made up of a collaboration of talented musicians who arise from various musical genres, and perform their music both nationally and internationally. Their experiences alone have had them to travel all over Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Florida, Virginia, Jamaica, Conzumel, Cayman Islands, Monterrey and Mexico City.

Raa-Raa does has not excelled just musically, but academically, holding a Bachelor of Arts, a Master's with dual concentration one being in Business Management with emphasis on Marketing, and in 2010, at age 27, completing and earning his Doctoral degree. This is Zydeco Music at its finest, and Raa-Raa definitely reserves the right to be billed as the "Hardest Working Man in Zydeco Business".
Venue Information:
Antone's
305 E 5th Street
Austin, TX, 78701
http://www.antonesnightclub.com/