Buckwheat released the first major label Zydeco album in 1987 and has been bringing Zydeco to the world ever since. With an astonishing 28 years playing this music, Buckwheat Zydeco has gained quite the following and an amazing roster to boot. Zydeco has played with big artists like Eric Clapton and U2 and has performed on Letterman, The Today Show, CNN, MTV NBC News, and much more. The band also played with The Roots on Jimmy Fallon’s farewell Late Night show and the closing ceremony of the 1996 Summer Olympics.
Despite the star-studded roster of artists they have worked with, the band stays humbled by their adoring fans and their love for playing Zydeco music. In a short interview on YouTube about the band, Buckwheat said, ”I’m not performing just for one group of people, man, I’m performing for all generations. You know, so you give fifty percent to the old generation and fifty percent to the young generation. I don’t have no limit to what I do, so I take it to a different level.” You can watch the video below:
The fun atmosphere of Buckwheat Zydeco will be coming to Bloomington’s very own Castle Theatre on March 5th. This truly one of a kind act is one you do not want to miss. Tickets are on sale now for $18 at our box office or on our website. Doors are at 7p.m. and music starts at 8p.m.
Sources: Buckwheat’s World, Buckwheat Zydeco, Infinity Hall Live
By: Michelle Malone