January 17, 1992 |
Joe Simien doesn't like going on stage very much. When gearing up to play his Cajun accordion, the 68-year-old Lawtell, La., native sometimes gets sleepy or surly and wishes he were home. After spending the day working in his back yard earlier this week, he was already apprehensive about his gig Saturday night in Orange: "Lord have mercy, right now all my bones are aching, and I've got that dance to play this weekend!"
June 3, 1994 |
The lineup for the eighth annual Southern California Cajun & Zydeco Festival: * Noon: The Poullard Brothers Band (Saturday only). * Noon: Joe Simien & Lisa Haley (Sunday only). * 1:15 p.m.: D.L. Menard & the Louisiana Aces (Saturday-Sunday). * 2:30 p.m.: Walter Mouton & the Scott Playboys (Saturday-Sunday). * 4 p.m.: Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys (Saturday-Sunday). * 5:30 p.m.: Nathan & the Zydeco Cha-Chas (Saturday-Sunday).
April 9, 1992
The Sixth Annual Southern California Cajun & Zydeco Festival will bring some top Louisiana talent to the Rainbow Lagoon in Long Beach on Memorial Day weekend. Performing both May 30 and 31 are Michael Doucet & Beausoleil, John Delafose & the Eunice Playboys, Dewey Balfa, Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, Nathan & the Zydeco Cha-Chas and the Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band. Rounding out the Saturday lineup will be Bad Boy Zydeco, while Joe Simien & the Country Boys will play Sunday only.
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May 15, 1998 |
Ever wanted to watch a zydeco master bang out a tune on a washboard or tap your feet to the bayou-based rhythms of Acadian fiddlers? Or maybe gobble a plate of seafood jambalaya? Come Memorial Day weekend, Simi Valley will be the place to do all that and more as the ninth annual Cajun-Creole Music Festival offers two days of music, dancing and food. Beginning at 11 a.m.
May 28, 1992 |
Noon: Bad Boy Zydeco (Saturday); Joe Simien & the Country Boys (Sunday). 1 p.m.: Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys. 2 p.m.: The Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band. 3:15 p.m.: John Delafose & the Eunice Playboys. 4:30 p.m.: Nathan & the Zydeco Cha-Chas. 5:45 p.m.: Beausoleil. WORKSHOPS: 1:30 p.m.: Cajun-Creole Culture. 2:30 p.m.: "The Music of Dewey Balfa," with Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys. 3:30 p.m.: Accordion Maintenance and Repair, with Marc Savoy. 4:30 p.m.: Cajun Song Lyrics with Ann Savoy.
April 28, 1994 |
D. L. Menard, "the Cajun Hank Williams," will headline the 1994 Southern California Cajun & Zydeco Festival June 4-5 at the Rainbow Lagoon, next to the Long Beach Convention Center. Menard and his band, the Louisiana Aces, top a six-act lineup that includes Walter Mouton & the Scott Playboys who, according to the festival promoter, have played only one Saturday night concert outside their hometown of Scott, La., since the '50s.