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The Story Of Little Walker

Have you ever heard of Little Walker? He was the king of Chicago blues from 1946 to the late 1950’s! He was able to invent tones and textures with his harmonica that no one had heard before. Additionally, Little Walker was a very talented songwriter. He first began to play the harmonica at the young

Zydeco-Creole-Cajun

Do you understand the difference between Cajun, Creole, and Zydeco? Both Cajun and Creole refer to an ethnic group of individuals, they have their own unique culture. While Zydeco is often associated with the two, it is actually a genre of music that is rooted in the rural communities of Louisiana. Uniquely, both Cajun and

Cajun and Zydeco…What Is The Difference?

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between Cajun and Zydeco? They are both similar genres of music that originated in Southern Louisiana. Even their style and lyrics seem to be similar! The difference lies in their cultural background; Cajun music emerged from white Cajuns, while Zydeco comes more from black Creoles. Cajun music

How To: Make Delicious Beignets!

Are you looking for a new dessert recipe your entire family is sure to love? If so, you’re in luck! We are here to give you the recipe for Beignets, also known as Costas French Market Doughnuts! Even the kids will be able to help you concoct these delicious treats! Beignets First, you will need

Restaurant Highlight: Lucille’s Smokehouse Barbecue

Lucille’s Smokehouse Barbecue has been called, “The best Bar-B-Que in the Country!” “Or Maybe the State,” “Or Maybe the Whole South!” This family run restaurant flourished as Lucille Buchanan followed in her Granny’s footsteps and learned the family secrets to amazing barbecue. Grandma’s famous barbecue can be attributed to the most delicious spice rubs and

Classic Female African American Blues Artists

Even though the music of classic female blues artists varies amongst generations, the strong, independent themes can be seen throughout. There are obvious similarities when comparing the female African Americans artists of the 1960s and 1970s with the classic tones of “Ma” Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday. Blues music allows listeners to feel the

New Blues Era: ZZ Ward

ZZ Ward was born Zsuzsanna Eva Ward in the secluded town of Roseburg, Oregon. ZZ Ward became a skilled singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist artist by combining the themes and tones of her father’s blues collection and her brother’s hip-hop records. Knowing how to play the guitar, piano, and harmonica, ZZ Ward began singing in her

Cajun Restaurant Highlight: NAWLINZ Bistro

Looking for the perfect place to enjoy a special evening? NAWLINZ Bistro can be found in the heart of Downtown Oxnard. The flavorful menu encompasses New Orleans Cajun and French-Creole Cuisine that will surely make your mouth water. You will have the pleasure of experiencing Southern hospitality in the heart of Southern California. Inspired by his

How To Make Cajun Corn and Bacon Maque Choux

Attention cajun food lovers! Here’s an awesome new recipe for you to try out this summer! Cajun Corn and Bacon Maque Choux: For this recipe you will need 6 ears of corn that are cleaned, and husked. First you will slice across the top of the kernels and then let them sit in a medium-sized

Thank You To All Who Joined Us!

This year’s Cajun & Blues Music Festival was a huge success! We would like to take this time to say thank you to all of our guests, sponsors, and participants! To all of our 2014 Performers: Canned Heat Robert Randolph John Mayall Tommy Castro and the Painkillers C.J. Chenier & The Red Hot Louisiana Band