Oct 17

Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys

A Heritage Series in the Big Room in Chico, CA

Tickets On Sale: Friday September 21 at 10:00 AM
Doors: 6:00 PM | Food Service 6:00-7:30PM
Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys: 7:30 PM

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Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys

“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.”
— New York Times

“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 world.”
— Don Cravins, Sr., Mayor of Opelousas, LA (Zydeco Capital of the World)

Across the Atchafalaya Basin — away from the jazz, blues, brass bands, second line processions, and parades of New Orleans — there exists along the bayous, crawfish ponds, and rice fields of the prairie lands of Southwest Louisiana, a uniquely Louisianan cultural area with its own music and dance traditions — that of the French-speaking Louisiana Creole people. Born in Lafayette, Louisiana to Ethel and Delton Broussard, Jeffery is the youngest of eleven children (with five brothers and five sisters). The family lived in Frilot Cove, Louisiana, a rural community northwest of Opelousas, on a farm where his father was a sharecropper. As is the case with many Zydeco musicians, Jeffery’s career started very early in life (at the age of 8) playing drums in his father’s band, the renowned Delton Broussard & The Lawtell Playboys. It’s quite possible that without the struggle and hard times he experienced in life, Jeffery could not sing and play with the emotion and the soul he expresses. His range, seldom seen in Zydeco, includes traditional songs of the old masters, original tunes, single-note and triple-note accordion, and fiddle. Jeffery Broussard is one of the genre’s most dynamic performers.

Watch them here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7m_G1_ob7Jk&feature=youtu.be

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