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Learn How These Musicians Left Their Mark on the Blues Genre

Learn How These Musicians Left Their Mark on the Blues Genre

Check out these artists that left their mark on defining the blues genre. Blues music is a hallmark of American music. With its beginnings in Louisiana, the genre evolved to spread throughout the country, creating subgenres such as urban blues, country blues, Chicago blues, Memphis blues, 12-bar blues, and more. The genre even inspired the

Meet The Musicians: Chubby Carrier

Chubby Carrier Simi Valley CA

Zydeco performer, Chubby Carrier, comes to the Cajun-Zydeco stage! Zydeco music legend, Chubby Carrier is set to play on the Cajun-Zydeco stage at the 2016 Simi Valley Cajun & Blues music festival. Zydeco music is in Carrier’s blood! As a third-generation Zydeco musician, he grew up around music. He started his musical journey as a

The Origins of Zydeco Music

Zydeco Simi Valley CA

Your quick guide for everything Zydeco.  Zydeco music is a staple in Southern Louisiana culture. But have you ever wondered where the tradition came from? Here’s your quick guide for everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Zydeco music. History: The genre first emerged about half way through the 20th century. It’s a fantastic blend

Why You Should Pay Attention To Cajun String Bands

Cajun String Bands

Cajun String Bands Are On The Rise Cajun string bands might sound like something of the past. Back in the “good old days,” people would gather together to listen to this music, which was intended to be shared socially. That means plenty of dancing, plenty of laughing, and plenty of good times. It might sound

10 Terrific Louisiana Facts To Share With Your Friends!

Fun Facts about Louisiana

Zydeco, Blues, and Cajun food…oh my! Here at the Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival, we love to learn about the rich Louisiana history that brought us one of our favorite cultures! We have gathered some interesting bits of Louisiana trivia for you to share with your loved ones, or anyone who appreciates some

3 Legendary Musicians of New Orleans

Can you name a few of the most legendary musicians from Louisiana? If not, here is some information you may find interesting! Louis Armstrong: Louis is known as one of the best artists of the 20th century. He was born in New Orleans, and first started playing with Joe “King” Oliver’s band. He broke away in