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Stanley Dural Jr. (Buckwheat Zydeco), 1947-2016

Friends, family and fans gather at Buckwheat Zydeco’s funeral in Lafayette to honor their hero. “There lies a national treasure,” Nathan Williams says softly. Williams gestures to the front of […]

Obituary: Brian Ashley White

Louisiana music lost one of its most sensitive chroniclers when photographer and former OffBeat contributor Brian Ashley White, 64, passed away in May due to liver failure. Many of White’s […]

David King Dunaway, How Can I Keep From Singing? The Ballad of Pete Seeger (Random House)

Among the many anecdotes from David King Dunaway’s anecdote-rich biography of folk music legend Pete Seeger is this one: in the summer of 1955, after a folk festival somewhere in […]

Zydeco: What’s in A Word?

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From the Get-Go with Paul Cebar

Paul Cebar drives the streets of Milwaukee, sniffing the night air for funk – real funk. “That’s Jones Island, the waste treatment plant,” he says, referring to the bouquet of […]