TGIF June 26: Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas

by The Editors on June 23, 2009

Nathan WilliamsOn his myspace page Nathan Williams of Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas proudly proclaims: “I’m The Zydeco Hog!!” and we’ve no reason to doubt this down-home, accordion-squeezing Louisiana musician.

The accordion-driven dance music of this Creole band is the expression of a remarkable South Louisiana family. Joining founder Nathan Williams (accordion), brother Dennis Paul Williams brings his jazz-influenced guitar chops to the group. Rubboard player Mark Williams is a cousin and keyboardist Nathan Williams Jr. takes the tradition to the next generation. With surprising musical turns and a distinctive Caribbean lilt that reaches back to the very beginnings of Creole culture, Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas deliver uplifting, new music that stays true to its history.

Nathan and his Cha Chas family will be rocking Stagecoach Park this Friday night June 26, 2009 from 6-8 PM. Spicy, delicious, we’re sure.

[Link: Jazz In The Parks]

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