Get to Know the Bayou Brothers

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The Bayou Brothers will play at the Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival. Here are a few facts about the members of this fun and great band. 

John Chambers (Accordion, keyboards, and vocals) – John “Squeezebox” Chambers picked up the accordion at the age of eight, and later joined the army. After his return, he started playing in pubs and local bars–any gig that was paying he would do. On a road trip through the Creole states, he was converted, and The Bayou Brothers were born.

Ric Lee (Percussion and drums) – Ric started playing the drums when he was a young boy–ten years old. Ric attended college in Los Angeles where he studied music. Ric, along with John Chambers, started The Bayou Brothers in 1995; the rest is history.

Danny Perez (Bass) – Little is known about ol’ Danny, but his bass grooves speak for themselves.

Jack Stephens (Lead guitar and vocals) – He began playing guitar at 14 and started playing for local clubs and pubs back in 1974. Jack is the newest member of the band and brings the experience only a true veteran can bring.

Judy Seid (Rubberboard) – Her love for zydeco music and dance has brought a high-energy style that gives The Bayou Brothers that edge.

Jessica Lee (Rubberboard) – Ric Lee’s daughter caught the zydeco bug and is a natural-born zydeco rubberboard rhythm player.

The Bayou Brothers are performing on the Cajun-Zydeco stage on Sunday, May 28th at the Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival. They will also be backing up Lazy Lester on the Blues stage on Saturday, May 27th.

Also, this year for the first time ever, at the blues stage, we are offering limited reserved seating.  These seats, sold as the SuperTicket, will be in the front center shaded area with an up-front view.  Also included is access to a SuperTicket only backstage area which includes a full bar.  And each SuperTicket holder will receive a couple of beverage tickets (more can be purchased).  The SuperTickets are available for purchase only online through the website:  www.simicajun.org.