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  Corey Ledet

   and His Zydeco Band

Corey Ledet is shown during an all too brief
appearance at the 2009 Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival. It was 2 p.m., but the skies were dark
with heavy rain clouds that opened up in a
drenching downpour after Corey performed
a couple of songs.

Click here for high res photos
posted on Flickr.

2009 New CD:
A Matter of Time

Corey Ledet’s 2009 CD A Matter of Time features a nice variety of original, traditional and cover songs performed by Corey on accordion, bass, drums, scrubboard, triangle, and vocals in a studio recording. Other musicians were Danny Airhart on guitar and harmony vocals and Brad Frank on scrubboard.  

Corey pumps out a hard driving contemporary zydeco beat on original numbers like “Zydeco Bushhog,” “Wanna Dance,” and “Need Your Love.” He gives us updated English versions of traditional tunes like his song “Misery” (inspired by “Choupique Two-Step”), transforms “Colinda” into pure zydeco on the triple-row accordion, channels Clifton Chenier into original French numbers like “Moi femme c’est fou” (pour moi), and goes back to his Creole roots with an old-style foot-tapping accordion solo as a tribute to Edward Poullard. “Corey’s Waltz” is a beautiful accordion-triangle version of “Grand Mamou,” followed on the CD by an accordion-triangle instrumental titled “That Song.” There’s even a Christmas song, “C’est temps Noel.”

Covers include Geno Delafose’s “Don’t You Leave Me,” John Delafose’s “Hold That Tiger,” and “Promise Me One Thing” from the Slippery Sneakers Zydeco Band based in Rhode Island.”

Those covers are all well done, but the biggest surprise is Corey’s fired up zydeco interpretation of Elvis Presley’s “Burning Love.”

A Matter of Time is a remarkable achievement by a young man who has both the talent and the heart to celebrate zydeco in all of its varieties.

For more information on Corey Ledet, check out his MySpace page.

Click here to go to LSUE's first page on Corey Ledet.

Posted 5-12-09
All photographs and text by David Simpson.

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