Buckwheat Zydeco. Brian Blauser
- "Goin' Out on the Town"
- "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.