Cajun and Zydeco Photos

Below are links to photos of Cajun, Creole, and Zydeco bands from Louisiana posted on Flickr. The Flickr pages allow access to high resolution images. The photos were taken by David Simpson, who retired in May 2009 from LSU at Eunice.  

Mardi Gras in Rural Acadiana 2014: Lakeview Park Barn Dance with Jason Frey and Lagniappe, Lakeview Park Barn Dance with Feufollet, LeJeune Cove Courir, Tee-Mamou Women's Courir, Eunice Street Dance Saturday with La Recolte, Briggs Brown, & Basile Mardi Gras, Liberty Theater Mardi Gras Show, Sunday Street Dance with Ryan Simon & Acadien, Fred Charlie & Acadiana Cajuns, Monday Afternoon at Fred's Lounge, Eunice Lundi Gras Street Dance with Jamie Bergeron & Kickin' Cajuns, Lakeview Park Barn Dance with Steve Riley & Mamou Playboys, Eunice Courir de Mardi Gras, Mamou Courir de Mardi Gras, Steve Riley & Mamou Playboys at the Liberty Mardi Gras Day, Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie at Ruby's

Mardi Gras in Rural Acadiana 2013: LeJeune Cove Courir, Tee-Mamou Women's Courir, Liberty Theater Mardi Gras Show, Lakeview Park Barn Dance with Bonsoir Catin, Les Malfecteurs, Lakeview Park Barn Dance with Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, Saturday and Sunday Eunice Street Dances, Eunice Courir de Mardi Gras, Mamou Courir de Mardi Gras, Creole Mardi Gras in Mamou, Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys at Eunice Street Dance, Geno Delafose and Leroy Thomas: Zydeco in Downtown Eunice Mardi Gras Evening

Mardi Gras in Acadiana 2012: Carnivale en Rio Parade in Lafayette, Tee-Mamou Women's Courir, Jennings Squeezebox Shootout Accordion Contest, Liberty Theater Mardi Gras Show, Church Point Courir de Mardi Gras, Jeffery Broussard and the Creole Cowboys at Lakeview, Evening Street Dances in Eunice on Feb. 17, 18 & 20, Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys at Lakeview, Faquetigue Courir, Mamou Courir, Eunice Courir, Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys at Downtown Eunice Mardi Gras, Geno Delafose and French Rockin' Boogie at Nick's on 2nd

Mardi Gras in Rural Acadiana 2011:  Lakeview Friday Dance,  LeJeune Cove Courir, Tee-Mamou Women's Courir, Eunice Saturday afternoon, Liberty Theater Mardi Gras Show, Lakeview Saturday Dance, Church Point Courir, Chubby Carrier, Boucherie at Lakeview RV Park, Council on Aging Dance, Downtown Eunice Monday, Lakeview Monday Dance Eunice Courir, Mamou Courir, Faquetigue Courir, Tee-Mamou Mardi Gras arrive in Iota David Greely's Farewell Performance with Mamou Playboys at Eunice Mardi Gras,  Geno Delafose at Nick's on 2nd.

Mardi Gras in Rural Acadiana 2010: LeJeune Cove Courir, Tee-Mamou Women's Courir, Elton Courir, Saturday Street Dances in Eunice, Liberty Theater Mardi Gras Show, LeJeune Cove Dance, Lakeview Park Saturday Dance, Church Point Courir, Grand Marais Courir, Sunday Street Dance in Eunice, Soileau Mardi Gras, Council on Aging Dance, Monday Night in Mamou, Lakeview Park Monday Dance, Monday Street Dances in Eunice, Basile Courir, Tee-Mamou Courir, Eunice Courir, Faquetigue Courir, Mamou Courir, Eunice Street Dance with Steve Riley, Geno at Nick's on 2nd Mardi Gras Night

Mardi Gras in Rural Acadiana 2009: LeJeune Cove Courir, Tee-Mamou Women's Courir, Elton Courir, Fred Charlie/Sat. Afternoon Dance in Eunice, Liberty Mardi Gras Show, LeJeune Cove Dance, Saturday Night in Eunice, Mermentau, Grand Marais Courir, Sunday Afternoon in Eunice, Soileau Mardi Gras, Council on Aging Dance, Monday Night in Mamou and Eunice, Basile Courir, Tee-Mamou Men, Faquetigue Courir, Faquetigue Dance, Eunice Courir, Mamou Courir, Basile Street Dance, Steve Riley and Eunice street dance, Geno at Nick's Mardi Gras Night

Mardi Gras in Rural Acadiana 2008 (23 sets); and 2007 (one large set)
 

Photos Taken in Recent Months

New Collection of Photo Sets for Festivals Acadiens 1999-2007
  Sets covering 199920002001 20022003200420052006 2007

   Collections previously uploaded::2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013

Bradley Venable and Kickback, Liberty, 8-13-14
Jamie Berzas and Cajun Tradition, Liberty, 9-6-14
Tribute to Jimmy C. Newman, Liberty, 9-5-14
Lesa Cormier & the Sundown Playboys, Liberty, 8-30-14
Goldman Thibodeaux & the Lawtell Playboys, Liberty, 8-30-14

South 70 Band at the Liberty, 8-23-14
Foret Tradition, Keith Frank at the Gueydan Duck Festival, 8-22-14
Kenneth Benoit and the Gravel Road Band, Liberty, 8-16-14
Wallace Trahan and Rice & Gravy, Liberty, 8-16-14

Briggs Brown & the Bayou Cajuns, Liberty, 8-9-14
Amédé Ardoin Project Veillée, Vermilionville, 8-7-14
Bonsoir, Catin at Acadian Culture Day, Vermilionville, 8-3-14
T' Monde Cajun Band at Acadian Culture Day, Vermilionville, 8-3-14

Ryan Simon & the Acadien Cajun Band, Liberty, 8-2-14
Jackie Caillier, Ivy Dugas & the Cajun Cousins, Liberty, 7-26-14
Ryan Brunet et Les Malfecteurs and Friends, Liberty, 7-19-14
Cameron Dupuy & the Cajun Troubadours, Liberty, 7-12-14
Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie, Liberty, 7-5-14
Blake J. Miller & the Vermilion Playboys, Liberty, 6-28-14
Mary Tweedel & Troy LeJeune: Battle of Accordionists, Liberty, 6-21-14
Rosie Ledet and the Zydeco Playboys, La. Cajun & Zydeco Festival, New Orleans, 6-15-14
Michael Doucet avec BeauSoleil w/ Jo-El Sonnier, La. Cajun & Zydeco Festival,
     New Orleans, 6-15-14
Lost Bayou Ramblers, La. Cajun & Zydeco Festival, New Orleans, 6-15-14

Bubba Hebert & the New Morse Playboys, Liberty, 6-14-14
Les Bons Sons, Liberty, 6-14-14

Kyle Huval & the Dixie Club Ramblers, Liberty, 6-7-14
Jam at the Lafayette Horse Farm with Michael Doucet, Chad Huval, 6-7-14
Music at Creole Culture Day, Vermilionville, Lafayette, 6-1-14:
     Mary Jane Broussard and Sweet La La; Donna Angelle and The Zydeco Posse

Hubert Maitre and The Triangle Aces, Liberty, 5-31-14

Accordion Contest, Zydeco Extravaganza, 5-25-14
Tucka, Zydeco Extravaganza, 5-25-14
Corey Ledet, Zydeco Extravaganza, 5-25-14
Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble, Zydeco Extravaganza, 5-25-14

Buckwheat Zydeco at Zydeco Extravaganza, 5-25-14
Forest Huval & Friends, Liberty Theater, 5-24-14
C.O.D. (Cajun on Demand), Liberty Theater, 5-24-14

Jo Jo Reed and the Happy Hill Zydeco Band, Liberty, 5-17-14
La Récolte Cajun Band, Liberty, 5-10-14
Brandon Miller & Louisiana Inferno, Liberty, 5-3-14
Advien' Quepeux and The Good Times, Liberty, 5-3-14

Cedric Watson and Bijou Creole, Festival International, 4-27-14
BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet, Festival International, 4-26-14
Paul Daigle & Cajun Gold, Liberty, 4-26-14
Creole United at Festival International, 4-26-14
Sweet Cecilia at Festival International, 4-26-14
Soul Creole at Festival International, 4-26-14
Fiddle Summit at Festival International, 4-26-14

Zachary Richard at Festival International, 4-24-14
D.L. Menard's 82nd Birthday with Jambalaya Cajun Band, Liberty, 4-12-14
Soul Creole, opening dance, LFR Dewey Balfa Cajun & Creole Heritage Week,
     Vermilionville, 4-5-14
Balfa Toujours, opening dance, LFR Dewey Balfa Cajun & Creole Heritage Week,
      Vermilionville, 4-5-14
La Bande de Plaquemine Brûlée and the Midnight Ramblers, Liberty, 4-5-14

The Band Courtbouillon at the 29th annual Eunice Crawfish Étouffée Cookoff
Zydeco Marathon After Party with French Rockin' Boogie, the Bayou Boys,
     Same Ol' 2 Step, Lafayette, 3-30-14

La Récolte Cajun Band, Kickoff Street Dance for Eunice Étouffée Cookoff, 3-29-14
Cajuns Cousins with guest Walter Mouton, Liberty, 3-29-14

Milford Simon at the Liberty Theater, 3-22-14
Sheryl Cormier & Cajun Sounds, Birthday Party at the Liberty, 3-15-14
Warren Storm, Willie Tee & Cypress, 3-8-14
Donny Broussard and the Louisiana Stars, Liberty, 2-22-14
The Savoy Family Band, LSUE Performing Arts, Liberty, 2-21-14

Ryan Simon and the Acadien Cajun Band, Liberty, 2-15-14
Joe Simon & the La. Cajuns, Wallace Trahan & Rice and Gravy, Liberty, 2-8-14
Church Point Showcase, Liberty, 2-1-14
Bubba Hebert & the New Morse Playboys, Liberty, 1-25-14
Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie,
    Miller's Zydeco Hall of Fame, 1-18-14

Homer LeJeune & the Kajun Kings, Liberty, 1-11-14
Jamie Berzas & Cajun Tradition, Liberty, 1-4-14
4th annual Roy Carrier Tribute, Slim's Y-Ki-Ki, 12-30-13
Jambalaya Cajun Band, Liberty Christmas Show, 12-14-13
La Récolte, Liberty, 12-7-13
Forest Huval and Friends, Liberty, 11-30-13
Jason Frey and Lagniappe, Liberty, 11-23-13
Babineaux Sisters with Mayo Gaspard, Liberty, 11-16-13
Collection with 3 Bands from LFR Rootstock, 11-9-13
     Roddie Romero & Hub City All-Stars, LFR Rootstock, 11-9-13
     Jeffery Broussard & Creole Cowboys, LFR Rootstock, 11-9-13
     Horace Trahan and Ossun Express, LFR Rootstock, 11-9-13

The Revelers with Johnnie Allan, Archive Aid 10, Blue Moon, 11-15-13
National Park Service CD release, Liberty, 11-9-13
Ryan Brunet et Les Malfacteurs, Liberty, 11-2-13
The Red Stick Ramblers, Final Performance, Blackpot Festival, 10-26-13
The Yvette Landry Band, Blackpot Festival, 10-26-13
Leroy Thomas & the Zydeco Roadrunner, Blackpot Festival, 10-26-13

Tribute to Iry LeJeune featuring his descendants, Liberty, 10-26-13

2013 Festivals Acadiens et Créoles
Link to Complete Collection with 39 sets

Friday, Oct. 11
Geno Delafose and French Rockin' Boogie with guest Joel Sonnier

Terry Huval & the Jambalaya Cajun Band with D.L. Menard,
     Belton Richard & Jo-El Sonnier

Saturday, Oct. 12
Terry and the Zydeco Bad Boys
Ivy Dugas, Jackie Caillier, and the Cajun Cousins
Lee Benoit and the Bayou Stompers
Sarah Jayde and the Sharecroppers
Joel Martin and Friends
The Huval-Fuselier Cajun Band
Les Bassettes
Balfa Toujours

Savoy Family Band
Sheryl Cormier and Cajun Sounds
The Lost Bayou Ramblers
Corey Ledet and His Zydeco Band
Boozoo Chavis Family at LFR Atelier & The Dog Hill Stompers
Richard LeBoeuf and Two Step
Curley Taylor
Lafayette Rhythm Devils
Roddie Romero and the Hub City All Stars
Coz Fontenot & The Metro Playboys
BonSoir, Catin
Dance photos from throughout the day
Feufollet

Louisiana Folk Roots Jam, Two Workshops

Sunday, Oct. 13
Chris Miller & Bayou Roots with guest Milton Vanicor
Milton Vanicor, Orsy Vanicor, Chris Miller at LFR workshop
Forest Huval and Friends
Jimmy Breaux and Friends
Kevin Naquin and the Ossun Playboys
Ray Abshire and Friends
The Magnolia Sisters
The Babineaux Sisters
The Band Courtbouillon
Walter Mouton and the Scott Playboys
The Lucky Playboys
The Pine Leaf Boys
LFR Ateliers: Horace Trahan & Rodney Bernard, Brandon Ledet & Creole Touch
Nathan Williams and the Zydeco Cha-Chas
Wayne Toups and ZydeCajun

 

 
   
Complete Photo Archives  
Aaron Chesson and Bayou Heat  
Acadien Cajun Band  
Adam Hebert (1923-2010)  
Advien' Quepeux and the Good Times  
Alphonse "Bois Sec" Ardoin, 1915-2007  
Andre Thierry and Zydeco Magic  
Andrew Cormier  
Ann Savoy and her Sleepless Knights  
August Broussard  
Babineaux-Fuselier Cajun Band  
Babineaux Sisters Band  
Balfa Toujours  
Basile Cajun Band  
Basin Brothers  
BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet  
Belton Richard  
Berard Family Band (RIP Al Berard, 1960-2014)  
Blair Kilpatrick  
Blake Miller and the Vermilion Playboys  
Bluerunners  
Bombes 2 Bal (French band)  
Bonne Chance  
Bonsoir, Catin  
Bon Temps Playboys  
Boozoo Chavis, 1930-2001  
Bradley Venable  
Brandon Moreau & His Cajungrass / Pain Perdu  
Brad Randall and the Zydeco Ballers  
Brandon Miller and Louisiana Inferno  
Brian Jack and the Zydeco Gamblers  
Briggs Brown and the Bayou Cajuns  
Bruce Daigrepont  
Bubba Hebert and the New Morse Playboys  
Buckwheat Zydeco  
Cajun August and Friends  
Cajun Country Revival  
Cajun Express  
CajuNation  
Cajun Silver  
Cajun Troubadours  
Calico & the Off-Brand Band  
Cedric Watson  
Charivari  
Choupique  
Chris Ardoin and NuStep  
Chris Miller and Bayou Roots  
Chubby Carrier  
C.O. D. Cajun on Demand  
Corey Arceneaux and the Zydeco Hot Peppers  
Corey Ledet  
Cory McCauley and His Evangeline Aces  
Courtbouillon  
Coz Fontenot  
Creole United  
Creole Zydeco Farmers  
Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble  
Damon Troy  
David Egan  
Dewey Balfa (a few photos from 1979)  
Dexter Ardoin  
D.L. Menard  
Dog Hill Stompers  
Don Fontenot et Les Amis de la Louisiane  
Don Montoucet  
Donna Angelle and the Zydeco Posse  
Donny Broussard and Louisiana Stars  
Double Trouble Zydeco  
Doug Kershaw  
Downtown Cajun Band  
Drew Simon avec Les Veilleurs  
Dustin Ray and Southern Groove  
Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers  
Eddie Lejeune. 1951-2001  
Ed Gary and the Louisiana Cajun Aces  
Ellis Vanicor and the Lacassine Playboys  
Elton "Bee" Cormier & the Church Point Playboys  
Errol Jenkins and Louisiana Tradition  
Ervin Lejeune  
Felton LeJeune (1949-2011) and the Cajun Cowboys  
Fernest Arceneaux, 1940-2008  
Feufollet  
Filé  
Forest Huval and Friends  
Francis Cabrel  
Fred Charlie and the Acadiana Cajuns  
Fricassee Cajun Band  
Ganey Arsement and the LakeSide Gamblers  
Geno Delafose and French Rockin' Boogie  
Gerard Delafose & the Zydeco Gators  
Goldman Thibodeaux & the Lawtell Playboys  
Guyland Leday  
Hackberry Ramblers  
Hadley J. Castille (1933-2012) with Sarah Jayde Williams  
Harry LaFleur  
Harry Trahan  
High Performance  
Homer LeJeune and the Cajun Kings  
Horace Trahan  
Howard Noel Jr. and Cajun Boogie  
Hubert Maitre and the Triangle Aces  
Hunter Hayes  
Huval Family Band  
Huval, Dupuy & Fuselier Cajun Band  
Jackie Caillier, Ivy Dugas & Cajun Cousins  
Jack Leger and Cajun All Stars (a few photos from 1976)  
Jambalaya Cajun Band  
Jamie Bergeron and the Kickin' Cajuns  
Jamie Berzas and Cajun Tradition  
Jason Frey and Lagniappe  
Jeffery Broussard  
Jesse Belleau and Cajun Melody  
Jesse Legé  
Jimmy Breaux and Friends  
Jimmy C. Newman (1927-2014)  
J.J. Caillier and the Zydeco Knockouts  
Jo-El Sonnier  
Joe Hall  
Joe Simon and the Cajun Hearts  
Joe Simon and the Louisiana Cajuns  
John Trahan and the Acadiana Aces  
Johnny Sonnier  
Jo Jo Reed  
Jr. Melancon and the Come Down Playboys  
Jude Taylor and His Burning Flames  
Kaleb Trahan  
Keith Frank and the Soileau Zydeco Band  
Kenneth Benoit and the Gravel Road Band  
Kevin Naquin and the Ossun Playboys  
Kira Viator and Bayou Beat  
Koray Broussard and the Zydeco Unit  
Kyle Huval and the Dixie Club Ramblers  
Lafayette Rhythm Devils  
La Récolte  
Lawrence Ardoin  
Lee Benoit  
Leon Chavis and the Zydeco Flames  
Leroy Thomas & the Zydeco Roadrunners  
Lesa Cormier and the Sundown Playboys  
Les Amis Créoles  
Les Bassettes  
Les Bons Sons  
Les Frères Michot  
Lil' Band o' Gold  
Lil Buck Sinegal  
Lil Nate and the Zydeco Big Timers  
Lil Pookie & the Zydeco Sensations  
Lisa Trahan and L'Esprit Cajun  
Little Freddie King  
Lost Bayou Ramblers  
Louisiana's Kingfish  
Low Maintenance  
Lucky Playboys  
Mack Manuel (1934-2014) and the Lake Charles Ramblers  
Magnolia Sisters  
Marce Lacouture  
Marcel Fontenot's Jam Session  
Mary Broussard and Sweet La La  
Mary Tweedel and the Louisiana Cajun Mixers  
Megan Brown and Tepetate  
Merlin Fontenot  
Milton Adams  
Milton Vanicor  
Morris Ardoin and Dennis Stroughmatt  
Nathan Williams and the Zydeco Cha Chas  
Paul Daigle: Cajun Gold and Savoir Faire  
Pee Wee Broussard, 1920-2913  
Peppy Carmello,1966-2011  
Pine Leaf Boys  
Phillip Alleman, 1940-2005  
Port Arthur Playboys  
Preston Frank  
Rachel Wilson and Cajun Express  
Racines  
Ray Abshire  
Ray Landry  
Red Saltzman and the Ramblin Cajuns  
Red Stick Ramblers  
Richard LeBouef  
Richard Miller and the Musical Playboys  
Robert Jardell and Pure Cajun  
Rockin' Dopsie Jr. & the Zydeco Twisters  
Roddie Romero & the Hub City All Stars  
Rodney Fontenot, 1914-2005  
Ron Miller and the Midnight Ramblers  
Rosie Ledet  
Roy Carrier  
Rusty Metoyer and the Zydeco Krush  
Ryan Brunet & Les Malfacteurs / the Dirt Pile Ramblers  
Ryan Foret and the Foret Tradition  
Same Ol 2 Step  
Savoy Family Band  
Scotty Pousson and the Pointe aux Loups Playboys  
Sean Ardoin  
Shelton Manuel, 1922-2005  
Sheryl Cormier & Cajun Sounds  
Sonny Landreth  
Soul Creole  
South 70 Band  
Step Rideau and the Zydeco Outlaws  
Steve LaFleur and Mamou  
Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys  
Sweet Cecilia  
T-Broussard and the Zydeco Steppers  
Tepetate  
Terrance Simien  
Terry and the Zydeco Bad Boys  
Thomas "Big Hat" Fields and His Foot Stompin' Zydeco Band  
T-Joe Romero and the Gros Chemin Playboys  
T'Monde  
Touchet Brothers  
Tony Thibodeaux  
Trahan, Doucet, Huval Band  
Travis Matte and the Kingpins  
Tribute to Hank Williams Sr.  
Troubled Playboys  
Troy LeJeune: Cajun Revue, Louisiana Road Trip  

T-Salé Cajun Band

 
Ulysse Poirrier Sr.(1939-2012)  & the Bayou Teche Cajun Band  
Vidrine-Chapman Family Band  
Vorance Barzas  
Wallace Trahan and Rice and Gravy  
Walter Mouton and the Scott Playboys  
Wayne Toups  
Willis Prudhomme  
Yvette Landry Band  
Zachary Richard  
Zydeco Joe Citizen  
Zydeco Joe Mouton (1943-2007)  
   
Selected Festivals (sets are also included in collections of individual bands)
2014 Louisiana Cajun and Zydeco Festival in New Orleans  
2014 Zydeco Extravaganza  
2014 Festival International de Louisiane  
2013 Festivals Acadiens et Créoles  
2013 Zydeco Extravaganza  
2013 Festival International de Louisiane  
2013 Dewey Balfa Cajun and Creole Heritage Week  
2012 Festivals Acadiens et Créoles  
2012 Festival International de Louisiane  
2012 Dewey Balfa Cajun and Creole Heritage Week  
2012 World Championship Crawfish Etouffee Cookoff, Eunice  
2011 Festivals Acadiens et Créoles  
2011 Festival International de Louisiane  
2011 Dewey Balfa Cajun and Creole Heritage Week  
2010 Black Pot Festival  
2010 Festivals Acadiens et Créoles  
2010 Original Southwest Zydeco Festival  
2010 Zydeco Extravaganza  
2010 Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival  
2010 Festival International de Louisiane  
2010 Dewey Balfa Cajun and Creole Heritage Week  
2009 Black Pot Festival  
2009 Festivals Acadiens et Créoles  
2009 Original Southwest Zydeco Festival  
2009 Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival  
2009 Festival International (selected La. French bands)  
2009 Dewey Balfa Cajun and Creole Heritage Week  
2008 Black Pot Festival  
2008 Festivals Acadiens et Créoles  
2008 Original Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Festival  
   
Selected Special Events  
Annual Tributes to Hank Williams Sr. at the Liberty  
Annual Classic Country Shows at the Liberty  
Lovesick Blues: An Evening with Hank Williams Sr. at the Liberty  
LFR Rootstock: Rock 'n' Roll En Français and Bière Noire, Vermilionville, 10-5-11  
Jam Session, Grand Opening of St. Landry Parish Visitor Center, 5-23-11  
Louisiana Legends: Jambalaya Cajun Band with Camey Doucet, D.L. Menard,
     Paul Daigle, Liberty, 4-2-11
 
Family Bands: Berard Family and Huval Family, Liberty Theater, 2-7-09  
Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys 20th Anniversary Party at the Liberty, 10-18-08  
Celebration of Announcement of Zydeco-Cajun Grammy, 6-13-07  
Celebration of 1,000th Show at the Liberty Theater, 2-24-07  
Cajun French Music Association 2006 Festival, Women All Stars  
Music of the Balfa Brothers Workshop, 2006  
El Sido's 2005 Thanksgiving Benefit  
Cajun American Recovery Effort Benefit, 2005  
Band Together, Katrina Benefit, 2005  
Cajun French Music Association 2005 Festival, Young Musician All Stars  
Jam Session at Marcel Fontenot's 190 Muffler Shop, Basile, 2002