Cajun Musician: Queen Ida

Cajun Musician: Queen Ida

As the first female accordion artist to lead a zydeco band, Ida Lewis Guillory, also known as Queen Ida, is one of the most famous female Creole accordionists. Always incorporating R&B, Caribbean, and Cajun, Queen Ida has transformed the traditional Zydeco song in her own way. Growing up in a family filled with talented musicians,

Cajun Recipe: Crawfish Mac and Cheese

Cajun Recipe: Crawfish Mac and Cheese

Looking for some delicious Cajun recipes to impress your friends? This Crawfish Mac and Cheese recipe will have everyone returning for seconds! The recipe below yields 8 servings and takes about 45 minutes to prepare, 20 minutes to cook, and an hour and fifteen minutes until you can enjoy! What you will need: 2 ½

Blues Musician Highlight: Howlin’ Wolf

Blues Musician Howlin Wolf

As one of the most influential blues musicians, Chester Arthur Burnett, more commonly known as Howlin’ Wolf, was known for his singing abilities, guitar skills, and harmonica expertise. It was not only his captivating voice that enticed audiences, but his physical presence as well. The famous Chicago blues artist is most famous for his songs,

The Various Cajun Musical Instruments

Cajun Musical Instruments

Have you ever wondered what musical instruments make up the lively rhythms and tones of Cajun music? Just like any other musical genre, there are a variety of specific Cajun musical instruments that make up a Cajun band, including: The Fiddle – Despite common assumption that the accordion is the most symbolic instrument of Cajun

Different Types of Blues Harps

Different Types of Blues Harps

Just like any other instrument, there are a variety of different harmonicas. When it comes to the smooth tones and rhythms of blues, the blues harp is typically used. The blues harp, also known as the 10 hole diatonic, is the harmonica typically used in all blues music. If you are in the market for

Cajun Recipe: Citrus-Marinated Shrimp with Louis Sauce

Looking for a Cajun recipe that is guaranteed to impress your friends? Try this delicious appetizer that yields 10 to 12 servings: Citrus-Marinated Shrimp with Louis Sauce What you’ll need: 2 Lemons Cut in Half 2 Limes Cut in Half 1/2 Orange Cut in Half 1 Tablespoon of Crushed Red Pepper 4 Pounds of Unpeeled,

The 21st Annual Crawfish Festival

Add a little culture to your lifestyle this August and bring the whole family down to enjoy the Cajun flavors and tunes at the 21st Annual Crawfish Festival at the Rainbow Lagoon in Long Beach on August 5th. Enjoy Louisiana style Cajun Crawfish dinners and dance to Cajun and Zydeco bands in the second line

Los Angeles Venues for Inspiring Talent

Looking for music that is more inspiring than mainstream music that is flooding the radio stations? Check out the talented artists that enrich the smaller venues of Los Angeles with their inspiring tones: El Rey Theatre – 5515 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles 90036 – This amazing art deco styled venue fills with standing music fans

Stay Tuned: Interactive Social Media Activities for The 26th Anniversary!

Are you looking forward to the 26th Annual Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival as much as we are? There is a lot of exciting information that we will be revealing to you in the coming months, so stay tuned! For the 26th Annual Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival, we plan to spice things

Martin Fleischmann Produces The Blues Stage at Next Year’s Festival!

Thank you to all that enjoyed themselves at last year’s Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival, another successful festival for the books! On our 25th anniversary last year, we had the pleasure of Martin Fleischmann’s skills producing the blues stage! We are beyond pleased to announce his return for our 26th Anniversary. As the principal in Rum