Reading’s Not All It’s Cracked Up to Be

Buckwheat Zydeco’s Lay Your Burden Down has been nominated for a Grammy in the Best Cajun/Zydeco Album category, which adds credence to my belief that Grammy voters are going on name recognition. Buck’s album deserves recognition – it was one of the Louisiana albums I listened to most often for pleasure this year – but there are only two zydeco tracks on it. It’s an R&B album, as anyone who listened to it would have known. Or, I suppose it’s possible that some listened and came away with a skewed notion of what zydeco is.