Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage
Buckwheat Zydeco. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage
- "Love You Anyway"
- "Walking To New Orleans"
- "Come Back Home Baby"
In this encore edition of Mountain Stage, we revisit Buckwheat Zydeco's performance from 2006, featuring songs from his album Jackpot. For decades now, Buckwheat Zydeco has remained the most popular zydeco act on the live circuit. Not surprisingly, he has appeared on Mountain Stage seven times.
A journeyman who cut his teeth as a guitarist with Clifton Chenier before becoming his natural successor, Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural Jr. puts his Louisiana spin on everything from original bayou and funk to roadhouse rock, complete with touches of synthesizer and trumpet. The first zydeco act ever signed to a major label, the band has earned countless appearances alongside artists such as Willie Nelson, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards and Yo La Tengo.
Buckwheat Zydeco's most recent album, Lay Your Burden Down, features covers of tunes by Gov't Mule, Led Zeppelin, and Captain Beefheart.