Andre Thierry and Zydeco Magic at Festival International, April 29, 2012
From time to time, Andre Thierry visits Southwest Louisiana, but, until 2012 Festival International de Louisiane in downtown Lafayette, I did not have a chance to take photos at one of his performances. A native of Richmond, Calif., he plays regularly in the Bay Area, but his parents were originally from Basile and Jennings. Check out the biography on Andre Thierry’s web site for the story of his encounter at age three with Clifton Chenier and a description of the church dances organized by his maternal grandparents:

The photos in this set were taken during the first part of the performance by Andre Thierry and Zydeco Magic at Scène Chevron Sunday, April 29, 2012. Later in the show, I’m sure he also picked up his piano accordion, but, by then, I had reluctantly left to get some shots of another stage that had bands scheduled during the same time period.

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