Cajun and Zydeco

Below are links to photos of Cajun, Creole, and Zydeco bands from Louisiana posted on Flickr.  Also included are links to photos of the most recent Mardi Gras in rural Acadiana. Flick pages allow access to high resolution images. The photos were taken by David Simpson, who retired in May 2009 from LSU at Eunice.
The Flee Project, headquartered in Paris, France, has published "Courir," a 128-page book of Mardi Gras courir photographs taken by David Simpson (whose photos have been uploaded to Flickr and are indexed on the cajunzydecomusic web pages). The book was designed by Flee Project co-founder Olivier Duport, He selected the photos from Simpson's extensive archive of photos taken over the last thirty years.
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2024 Mardi Gras in Rural Acadiana: Friday: Four Horses; Wayne Toups; Saturday: Lejeune Cove Mardi Gras; Elton Mardi Gras; Tee Mamou Women; Basile Mardi Gras in downtown Eunice; Fred Charlie and the Acadiana Cajuns; Kevin Naquin & Ossun Playboys; Sunday: Church Point Courir; Ryan Simon & Acadien Cajun Band; Kegan Navarre & Louisiana Traditions; Leroy Thomas & the Zydeco Road Runners; Horace Trahan & Ossun Express; Monday: Soileau Mardi Gras Chicken Run; Jourdan Thibodeaux et Les Rodailleurs; Bubba Hebert & New Morse Playboys; Gerald Greunig & Gentilly Zydeco; Travis Matte & Zydeco Kingpins; Tuesday: Tee Mamou Men's Courir; Eunice Courir; Wallace Trahan; Keith Frank & the Soileau Zydeco Band; Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys; Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie; Other Mardi Gras activities

2023 Mardi Gras in Rural Acadiana: (Due to some medicl issues, my coverage of courirs will be more limited than usual.)  Church Point Courir; Eunice Courir; Mamou CourirCajun Mardi Gras Festival in Eunice: Austin Monceaux and the Acadiana Ramblers; Wayne Toups and ZydeCajun; T'Monde; Lolo Baudoin and the Lakeview Playboys; Fred Charlie and the Acadiana Cajuns; Basile Mardi Gras in downtown Eunice; Kevin Naquin; Jamie Bergeron and the Kickin' Cajuns; Kegan Navarre and Louisiana Tradition; Leroy Thomas and the Zydeco Roadrunners; Horace Trahan and Ossun Express; Bubba Hebert and the New Morse Playboys; Travis Matte and the Kingpins; Three Thirty Seven; Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys; Geno Delafose and French Rockin' Boogie.

2022 Mardi Gras in Rural Acadiana: Lebeau Mardi Gras Festival & Chicken Chase, 2-20-22; Friday Street Dances in Eunice: Savoy Family Band, Pine Leaf Boys; Tee-Mamou Women's Courir; LeJeune Cove Courir; Jam Session at Savoy Music Center; Elton Mardi Gras Couir; Fred's Lounge in Mamou; Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys in Mamou; Saturday Street Dances in Eunice: Fred Charlie & Acadiana Cajuns with a visit from the Basile Mardi Gras, Dylan Aucoin & The Judice Ramblers, Three Thirty Seven Band; Jamie Bergeron & the Kickin' Cajuns; Church Point Mardi Gras Courir; Sunday Street Dances in Eunice: Ervin Frey & Cajun Prairie; Kegan Navarre & Louisiana Traditions; Leroy Thomas & the Zydeco Roadrunners; T'Monde at the Prairie Acadian Cultural Center Courtyard;;  Monday Night Street Dances in Eunice: Bubba Hebert & the New  Morse Playboys; Travis Matte & the KingpinsTee-Mamou Men's Mardi Gras Courir; Eunice Mardi Gras Courir; Mamou Mardi Gras Courir with families' band; Tee Mamou-Iota Mardi Gras Folklife Festival; Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys in Eunice; Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie closing out the Eunice Cajun Mardi Gras Festival.

2021 Eunice Courir de Mardi Gras

For a listing of other Mardi Gras photos taken in past years, go to the
Mardi Gras in Rural Acadiana Page

 Another page has recordings/transcriptions of four Mardi Gras songs.

Music Photos Uploaded in Recent Months
2024 Zydeco Extravaganza, Parc International, Lafayette, 5-26-24: Buckwheat Zydeco Jr. & The Ils Sont Partis Band; Rusty Metoyer & Zydeco Krush; Williams Family--Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas, Lil' Nathan and The Zydeco Big Timers
2024 Festival International  Wed. April 24: Lil' Nathan & the Zydeco Big Timers; Jourdan Thibodeaux et Les Rodailleurs; Sat. April 27: Internatioanl Fiddle Summit; Acadie/Louisiane Musical Connections; Ann Savoy Album Release Party; Marcella Simien with Terrance Simien
2023 Festivals Acadiens et Creoles  FridayRoddie Romero and the Hub City All Stars; Corey Ledet Zydeco; Saturday: Luke Huval Band; T'Monde; Les Amis du Teche; Chris Miller & Bayou Roots; Balfa Toujours; The Daiquiri Queens; Frank Family Band; Has Beans; Hert LeBlanc; Geno Delafose; Kyle Huval & the Dixie Club Ramblers; Savoy Family Band; Feufollet; Donny Broussard; Rusty Metoyer; Lafayette Rhythm Devils; Steve Riley & the Mamou PlayboysSunday: Jambalaya Cajun Band; Cameron Dupuy; Cedric Watson; Kevin Naquin; Terry & the Zydeco Bad Boys; Alphonse Ardoin & the Zydeco Kingz; Pot Luck Band; Chubby Carrier; Jesse Lege; Jeffery Broussard; Horace Trahan; Jourdan Thibodeaux; Pine Leaf Boys; Gerald Gruenig; The Revelers; Bonsoir, Catin; Wayne Toups; Saturday & Sunday: Dancers; Six atelier sessions; Jam sessions; a few other festival photos.

50th Mamou Cajun Music Festival, Sept. 15-16, 2023:: Jamie Berzas & Cajun Tradition with Carrol Ardoin Memorial Potato Dance; Wayne Toups; Sheryl Cormier;Tante Sue Honoree Presentation; Don Fontenot et Les Amis de la Louisiane; Steve Riley; Geno Delafose; Greased Pole Climbing Contest
Cajun Fire, Cajun Groove at CFMA Music Festival, 8-19-23
Festival International de Louisiane, Lafayette, 4-29-23: Les Amis du Teche; Magnolia Sister with Acadiana Symphony Youth Orchestra; Blue Monday All-Stars; Lafayette Rhythm Devils; Sweet Cecilia; Corey Ledet Zydeco; Rockin' Dopsie Jr. & the Zydeco Twisters; A few other photos
48th Festivals Acadiens et Créoles Photo Collection, Oct. 14-16, 2022: Friday:  Nathan Williams & Zydeco Cha Chas; Wayne Toups; Saturday: Forest Huval Band, Daiquiri Queens; Savoy Family Band; Leroy Thomas & Zydeco Roadrunners; Wayne & Same Ol' 2 Step; Terry & the Zydeco Bad Boys; Cameron Dupuy & the Cajun Troubadours; Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys; Jourdan Thibodeaux et les Rodailleurs; Corey Ledet Zydeco; Chris Ardoin and NuStep Zydeko; Feufollet; Step Rideau & the Zydeco Outlaws; Kyle Huval & the Dixie Club Ramblers; Has Beans; Jesse Lege & Bayou Brew; Blake Miller &the Old-Fashioned Aces; Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys; Sunday: The Pot Luck Band; Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band; Lost Bayou Ramblers; Lafayette Rhythm Devils; Joe Hall & the Louisiana Cane Cutters; The Revelers; Bonsoir, Catin; Huval-Fuselier Cajun Band; Kevin Naquin & Cajun Preservation; Donny Broussard & the Louisiana Stars; Horace Trahan & the Ossun Express; Pine Leaf Boys; Lil' Nathan & the Zydeco Big Timers; Sheryl Cormier & Cajun Sounds; Jambalaya Cajun Band; Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole; Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers; Gregg Martinez & the Delta Kings; Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie; Sat. & Sun.: Dancers; Atelier Stage (Magnolia Sisters, Brazos Huval & Mary Harris, Amis du Teche, Finger-Picking Style Guitar Workshop, Jason Frey Trio, Louisiana French Folk Songs); Jam Ca Jam Sessions; Louisiana Craft Fair & Bayou Food Festival.
30th annual Lebeau Zydeco Festival, 7-2-22: Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas; Step Rideau & The Zydeco Outlaws; Jeremy Fruge & The Zydeco Hotboyz

Zydeco for JoJo benefit, Cowboys, 6-5-22: JoJo Reed; Sean Ardoin; Horace Trahan and the Ossun Express; T Broussard; Rosie Ledet and the Zydeco Playboys; Lil' Malcolm Walker; Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble; Koray Brossard
Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival: Poisson Rouge; Forest Huval Band; Paul Daigle & Cajun Gold; Soul Creole; BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet; Rusty Metoyer and the Zydeco Krush

2022 Festival International, 4-27 to 5-1-22:
Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas; Lil' Nathan and the Zydeco Big Timers; Zachary Richard; Sonny Landreth; Lost Bayou Ramblers; Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie; Magnolia Sisters; Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole; Daiquiri Queens; John, Jane & Jo Vidrine; Fiddle Summit; LFR tent including Board to Tears, Creole music, Bonsoir, Catin; La Patente; DakhaBrakha; Blue Monday Allstars; Flying Balalaika Brothers; Natu Camara; Aryad; Group Bomino; Kaletta & Super Yamba, Sinkane, Dragon Knights

Complete Music Photo Archives        
Selected Festivals (Photos are also included in collections of individual bands. Some festival photos before 2009 are included only in band albums.)

Selected Special Events