Sat Apr 29 2017

9:00 PM (Doors 8:00 PM)

Carver Theater

2101 Orleans Avenue New Orleans, LA 70116

All Ages

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Chubby Carrier is undeniably "The World's Premier Zydeco Showman." Born on July 1, 1967 in Churchpoint, Louisiana, Chubby is the third generation of zydeco artists with such famous relatives as Roy Carrier (father), Warren Carrier (grandfather), and cousins Bebe and Calvin Carrier who are presently considered legends in zydeco history. 

Chubby began his musical career at the age of 12 by playing drums with his father's band. He began playing the accordion at the age of 15. By age 17, Chubby had begun to play with Terrance Siemien and toured the world for 2 1/2 years, before forming his own band in 1989. 

Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band have recorded ten CDs over the past 22 years of Chubby's professional career. His band has traveled all over the world, performing to audiences in all parts of the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii, Canada. North Africa and Europe. Chubby and the band travel 150-175 days a year, taking his act to big festivals such as the New Orleans Jazz Fest, the Chicago Blues Fest. Summerfest (Milwaukee), Memphis in May, and several festivals in Europe. Chubby has also done guest appearances on recordings for Tab Benoit, 6Was9, and Jimmy Thackery. Ann Wilson of the group Heart encourages Chubby to "continue the great sound that you have. This sound will take you places." 

 

Wayne Singleton, founder, lead vocalist and accordionist of the band Wayne & Same Ol 2 Step, was raised in Lewisburg, Louisiana; a community centered in the area considered to be the birthplace of Zydeco, Wayne has been playing Zydeco music since the age of seven.

Now at the age of thirty, Wayne writes most of his own songs, and is a very versatile musician, having mastered every instrument played in his band. Wayne has earned his status among the elite of the younger zydeco musicians. He has experience of playing with many of the legendary groups. He has played with Beau Jocque, Zydeco Force, Keith Frank, Chris Ardoin, Sean Ardoin, Andre Thierry and many more.

Wayne & Same Ol 2 Step can produce old and new zydeco music. The touch of nouveau music has put them at a different level, without compromising their traditional roots. The demand for the music of these 2-steppin' guys is growing daily. You can find the band playing at the local historical clubs, and they are in great demand for national festivals. The trail ride association has kept the group employed for the entire year. When you see these young musicians at work, you will see the best. Wayne will make you dance!

Zydeco Fest with Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band

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    Zydeco

    The traditional 2-steps and blues-inspired rhythms of zydeco are transformed into the modern dance-inspiring music of Roy "Chubby" Carrier and his group, the Bayou Swamp Band. While The Chicago Tribune referred to Carrier as "one of the finer standard bearers of the classic zydeco sound among the new generation of Louisiana bands," The Worcester Telegram and Gazette praised Carrier for his "unbridled enthusiasm and the ability to make a party happen whether he's playing for five people or five hundred," and The Atlanta Daily News wrote that Carrier "knows how to let the good times roll with the power and precision of a seasoned musician."

    Carrier hails from one of zydeco's most important families. His grandfather was one of zydeco's first musicians. His father, Roy Carrier, Sr., continues to balance his work on an oil rig with performances with his own band. Several of his cousins toured and recorded as the Carrier Brothers.

    Taught the accordion by his father, Carrier made his debut with his father's band at the age of 12. For most of his teens, however, he played drums in the band, taking over the accordion when his father's work prevented him from playing with the group.

    After playing accordion in a series of high school bands, Carrier accepted an invitation to play the frottoir (washboard) for Terrance Simien & the Mallet Playboys in 1986. He remained with the band until 1989 when he left to form his own group with his brothers, Troy "Dikki Du" Carrier and Kevin Carrier sharing washboard responsibilities. The original band, which also included lead guitarist David LeJeune and bassist Rodney Dural, recorded their debut album, Go Zydeco Go, shortly after being formed Their first nationally distributed album, Boogie Woogie Zydeco, followed in 1991. Carrier's breakthrough came with his third album, Dance All Night. Released in 1993, the album received a Living Blues critics award as "Best Zydeco Album of the Year. Carrier's fourth album, Who Stole the Hot Sauce, featured impressive renditions of War's "The Cisco Kid" and Pete Townshend's "Squeeze Box." ~ Craig Harris

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    Wayne & Same Ole Two Step

    Zydeco

Zydeco Fest with Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band

Sat Apr 29 2017 9:00 PM

(Doors 8:00 PM)

Carver Theater New Orleans LA
Zydeco Fest with Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band
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All Ages

Chubby Carrier is undeniably "The World's Premier Zydeco Showman." Born on July 1, 1967 in Churchpoint, Louisiana, Chubby is the third generation of zydeco artists with such famous relatives as Roy Carrier (father), Warren Carrier (grandfather), and cousins Bebe and Calvin Carrier who are presently considered legends in zydeco history. 

Chubby began his musical career at the age of 12 by playing drums with his father's band. He began playing the accordion at the age of 15. By age 17, Chubby had begun to play with Terrance Siemien and toured the world for 2 1/2 years, before forming his own band in 1989. 

Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band have recorded ten CDs over the past 22 years of Chubby's professional career. His band has traveled all over the world, performing to audiences in all parts of the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii, Canada. North Africa and Europe. Chubby and the band travel 150-175 days a year, taking his act to big festivals such as the New Orleans Jazz Fest, the Chicago Blues Fest. Summerfest (Milwaukee), Memphis in May, and several festivals in Europe. Chubby has also done guest appearances on recordings for Tab Benoit, 6Was9, and Jimmy Thackery. Ann Wilson of the group Heart encourages Chubby to "continue the great sound that you have. This sound will take you places." 

 

Wayne Singleton, founder, lead vocalist and accordionist of the band Wayne & Same Ol 2 Step, was raised in Lewisburg, Louisiana; a community centered in the area considered to be the birthplace of Zydeco, Wayne has been playing Zydeco music since the age of seven.

Now at the age of thirty, Wayne writes most of his own songs, and is a very versatile musician, having mastered every instrument played in his band. Wayne has earned his status among the elite of the younger zydeco musicians. He has experience of playing with many of the legendary groups. He has played with Beau Jocque, Zydeco Force, Keith Frank, Chris Ardoin, Sean Ardoin, Andre Thierry and many more.

Wayne & Same Ol 2 Step can produce old and new zydeco music. The touch of nouveau music has put them at a different level, without compromising their traditional roots. The demand for the music of these 2-steppin' guys is growing daily. You can find the band playing at the local historical clubs, and they are in great demand for national festivals. The trail ride association has kept the group employed for the entire year. When you see these young musicians at work, you will see the best. Wayne will make you dance!