2012 Music Schedule
King PaKaYea' Band
The King PaKaYea' Band plays all your Swamp Pop and Old School Rock and Roll dance favorites. They are experienced musicians from Assumption Parish representing a history of playing Swamp Pop, Old School Rock and Roll, and Cajun music. Dance music at its best!
Don Rich Band
Local favorite Don Rich is a self-taught singer/musician/songwriter. He has been playing music for 41 plus years. He has been the opening act for Louisiana’s own Eddie Raven, Freddie Fender, Joe Stamply, Percy Sledge, Wayne Toups & Jo-el Sonnier to name a few. He is the fifth generation musician in his family mastering seven instruments: The keyboard, fiddle, saxophone, guitar, drums, bass &the accordion. Don Rich and his band are sure to please the ears and feet of young and old alike!
Don Rich was inducted in the Louisiana Hall of Fame along with his dad, the late Golen Richard, on June 12th 2005. He was also inducted in the West Bank Musicians hall of fame in 2006.
Travis Matte and the Kingpins
Travis Matte is a top Cajun fiddler who decided to take his music in new directions, mastering the accordion and putting together a new band that quickly became the most popular party band in Acadiana. He originally called his group the Zydeco Kingpins (he has since dropped "zydeco"). But, even though the title of the group’s first CD proclaims, “dis ain’tcha momma’s zodico,” the liner notes make it clear that Matte is not trying to reinvent himself as the next Keith Frank: “Influenced by several genres of music such as Cajun, Zydeco, Swamp Pop, Rock, Country, and Alternative, Travis just doesn’t just like one style of music. Instead he just appreciates good music played well!”
-by David Simpson, LSUE
Corey Ledet and His Zydeco Band
Corey "Lil Pop" Ledet has been setting local Zydeco and Cajun dance all and festival stages on fire. Whether he is playing his single row or piano key accordion, Corey's music ranges in style from oldtime Creole and Zydeco to music done his own way. Originally from Houston, Texas, Corey grew up hearing the records of Clifton Chenier, Rockin' Dopsie, and many other great musicians. By the age of 10, Corey began playing the piano key accordion, and after graduating high school, Corey moved over to south Louisiana. In 1999, Corey formed his own Zydeco band and released his first CD entitled, "Three Years 2 Late," produced by Dirk Powell.
Corey and his band have entertained the ears and eyes of audiences around the globe from Southwest Louisiana to Holland, Russia and Germany. Whether he is performing on stage or teaching Creole accordion classes, Corey Ledet is the new game in town upon which future books have been written.