10th April 2005 near the Old Mint, New Orleans, USA.
French Quarter Festival, www.fqfi.org/.
Country: United States - Louisiana. Style: Zydeco.
Sean Ardoin & Zydekool. The band was led by accordionist and one time drummer Sean Ardoin of Lake Charles, Louisiana. The Ardoins are undoubtedly the first family of Creole and Zydeco music. His brother is Chris (they were once both together in Double Clutchin), his father is Lawrence “Black”, his uncle is Morris, his cousin is (Morris’ son) Dexter, and his grandfather is Alphonse “Bois Sec”. All are noted musicians. Bos Sec was also the cousin of Améde Ardoin who made some of the first Cajun recordings with Dennis McGhee in the early 1930s. In recent years Sean Ardoin has turned to Christian music.
Most of my pre-digital camera photos are of dubious quality (probably more down to the original photo than the digitising process), but I hope they are still worth uploading.