Lynn August at the Blue Moon Saloon, June 11, 2015
I finally managed to get some photos of Lynn August, a blind Creole musician from Lafayette who has been performing for more than fifty years, offering audiences a variety of swamp pop, zydeco, R& B, Creole and other South Louisiana music played on the keyboard or, starting around 1990, also on the piano accordion, sung in both French and English.

The photos in this set were taken between about 9:30 and 10:15 p.m. at the Blue Moon Saloon in downtown Lafayette. Lynn August played keyboard, accompanied by Lil’ Buck Sinegal on guitar, Lee Allen Zeno on bass, and Greg Gordon on drums. A number of other musicians were in the crowd, so at one point Lynn August invited Rodney Bernard to join the group on rubboard and to sing a couple of songs. When August decided to perform “Congo Mombo,” he asked if Guitar Gable was there. He was, and he confirmed that the song dates from 1957 (it’s on an Excello 45). August also did a few Clifton Chenier classics seated beside Lil’ Buck, who was a member of Clifton’s band.

For more information on Lynn August, go to his web site, www.lynnaugustnow.com/, or check out the All Music bio, www.allmusic.com/artist/lynn-august-mn0000201557.

For a listing of Cajun and Zydeco bands and Mardi Gras photos included on these Flickr pages, go to www.cajunzydecophotos.com.
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