Buckwheat Zydeco On Mountain Stage Whether in dance halls or theaters, Stanley Dural Jr. — the Buckwheat of Buckwheat Zydeco — never fails to get audiences involved. His accordion and Hammond B3 organ lead the band (and, on one singalong tune, the crowd) on stage.
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Buckwheat Zydeco in Concert on Mountain Stage - 04/30/2009

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Buckwheat Zydeco On Mountain Stage

Buckwheat Zydeco On Mountain Stage

Buckwheat Zydeco in Concert on Mountain Stage - 04/30/2009

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Set List

  • "Goin' Out on the Town"
  • "Jackpot"
  • "Why Can't We Live Together"
  • "So Hard to Stop"

Stanley Dural Jr., better known as Buckwheat, has been mixing the Creole sounds of Lafayette, La., with rock and R&B for three decades. Dural's accordion leads the way in Buckwheat Zydeco, accompanied by driving washboard, two guitars, trumpet and drums.

From dance halls to theaters, Dural never ceases to get the audience involved. He heads over to the Hammond B3 organ, his first instrument, for the singalong "Why Can't We Live Together."

The band's upcoming album, Lay Your Burdens Down, is its first for the blues label Alligator. Burdens, to be released May 5, reunites Buckwheat with renowned instrumentalist and producer Steve Berlin of Los Lobos.

This feature originally ran Apr. 30, 2009.