Category Archives: Music Festival

Get to Know the Bayou Brothers

Who Is Big Bad Voodoo Daddy?

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,

Performer Bio: Doug Kershaw

Performer Bio: Doug Kershaw

Doug Kershaw is an American fiddle player, singer, and songwriter from an unincorporated community called Tiel Ridge in Cameron Parish, Louisiana.  Cameron Parish is a largely French-speaking area, and he did not learn to speak English until the age of eight. But when that time came around, he had already begun to turn some heads

Performer Bio: Alex Nester

Perfect Songs for Your Thanksgiving Playlist

The mainstream music industry has perfected the “art” of creating singles for the masses, but Alex Nester refuses to conform to the popular and brings us back to the real art of music-making. Alex Nester’s music is described as a hell-hath-no-fury collection of original music. Within her music, we hear personal tales of her trials

Performer Bio: Kelly’s Lot

Performer Bio: Kelly's Lot

Kelly’s Lot is a great ensemble that brings together many kinds of American styles into their music.  Kelly grew up listening to her mother sing, which she would later describe as being her influence to become a songwriter. Kelly’s Lot, led by singer and songwriter Kelly Z, is a great band that is able to

Performer Bio: Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers

The History of the Accordion in Cajun Music

Come to the Cajun Blues & Music Festival for great entertainment, and stay for the dazzling and amazing accordion player.  “America’s Hottest Accordion Player” winner, Dwayne Dopsie plays a unique brand of music to which he incorporates a high energy style of zydeco–”a musical genre that evolved in southwest Louisiana by French Creole speakers which

Performer Bio: Lazy Lester

Performer Bio: Lazy Lester

Leslie “Lazy Lester” Johnson was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame back in 2012.  June 20, 1933, near the border of southern Mississippi in Torrance, Louisiana a boy by the name of Leslie Johnson was born. The boy would work as a gas station attendant, woodcutter, and as a grocer–where he would purchase his

The 44s to Play at Cajun & Blues Music Festival

The 44s to Play at Cajun & Blues Music Festival

The 44s will be playing at the Cajun & Blues Music Festival–don’t miss out on the chance to experience their great music! The 44s are a band based in Los Angeles who play Blues-roots-rock music. The raw and tough sounds generated by these four expert musicians demand to be heard by all Blues music fans worldwide.

Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & The Golden Eagles

Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & The Golden Eagles

Big Chief Monk Boudreaux is set to play at the Cajun & Blues Music Festival this May– make sure you don’t miss this great act. Joseph Pierre “Big Chief Monk” Boudreaux is the leader of the Golden Eagles and they love to rock. They are a Mardi Gras Indian tribe of New Orleans and love

Mitch Ryder Will Play at Cajun & Blues Music Festival

Mitch Rider Will Play at Cajun & Blues Music Festival

Mitch Ryder will play at the Cajun & Blues Music Festival–be sure not to miss this artist perform his greatest songs! Mitch Ryder is an American musician who has recorded more than two dozen albums over his four-decade career. Ryder was influenced by his father who was also a musician. As a teenager, Ryder was

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Will Play at the Cajun Blues Festival

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Will Play at the Cajun Blues Festival

The Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival is proud to host Big Bad Voodoo Daddy to play their music at this great festival that celebrates blues and Cajun music.  After 24 years, 10 records, well over 2,700 live shows under their belt, and a multitude of appearances on film and television, Big Bad Voodoo