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Zydeco Flames

Aug 9, Friday - 8:15pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Zydeco Flames is recognized as the West Coast’s Premiere Zydeco Band. Their riveting sound comes from deep musical roots of Louisiana music and Creole culture plus Chicago Rhythm and blues, funk and one of the tightest rhythm sections in the business.

Zydeco Flames have issued seven CDs of hot zydeco dance music. Their latest, Fire Dance, carries on the tradition of Clifton Chenier, Buckwheat Zydeco and Queen Ida. The Flames have shared stages with most of the greats of the style at dances and festivals up and down the West Coast. Five of their songs are featured in the “The Sims Unleashed” and the group won the North Bay Music Award in the World/International Music category.

Accordionist Bruce Gordon first teamed up with singer-rubboard player Lloyd Meadows. Their work has included the premiere of the essential documentary film on Cajun and zydeco music, “J’ai ete al Bal.” They later expanded into a full band with electric guitarist Frank Bohan, bassist-singer Timm Walker and drummer William Allums Jr. This in-demand party band has performed at just about every important event in the Bay Area, from the Black and White Ball to the San Francisco Jazz Festival, as well as countless Louisiana, Cajun and zydeco fests.

Zydeco Flames have issued seven CDs of hot zydeco dance music. Their latest, Fire Dance, carries on the tradition of Clifton Chenier, Buckwheat Zydeco and Queen Ida. The Flames have shared stages with most of the greats of the style at dances and festivals up and down the West Coast. Five of their songs are featured in the “The Sims Unleashed” and the group won the North Bay Music Award in the World/International Music category.

Accordionist Bruce Gordon first teamed up with singer-rubboard player Lloyd Meadows. Their work has included the premiere of the essential documentary film on Cajun and zydeco music, “J’ai ete al Bal.” They later expanded into a full band with electric guitarist Frank Bohan, bassist-singer Timm Walker and drummer William Allums Jr. This in-demand party band has performed at just about every important event in the Bay Area, from the Black and White Ball to the San Francisco Jazz Festival, as well as countless Louisiana, Cajun and zydeco fests.


Personnel

Lloyd Meadows – vocals, rubboard, harmonica
Frank Bohan – guitar
Bruce Gordon – accordian
Timm Walker – bass, vocals
William Allums Jr. – drums

More Info

zydecoflames.com

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