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Same Ol' 2 Step

Click for high res photos posted on Flickr.

The photos were taken at the 2007
Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Festival
in Plaisance.

Check out the Same Ol 2 Step MySpace page.

In late 2006, Same Ol' 2 Step released a second CD, Who Want It. It features 15 original songs that range from the romantic moods of songs like "If You Were Mine" and "Nothing But Love" to more earthy, hard core zydeco like "Mule Tool" and the fast, old-style "Zydeco Coteau."

"Throw It Up" is actually about throwing down at zydeco clubs across the area.

"Don't You Worry About Me" begins with accordion, rubboard, and Wayne Singleton's vocals and then launches into the full band.

"Would You Be There For Me" is a song about commitment through good times and bad.

The last cut offers more solid zydeco rhythm with "Zydeco Push" ("that's when you move your tush").

The band members are Wayne Singleton on accordion and lead vocals; "Big Lloyd" Mitchell on rubboard; Mike "Twink" Broussard on guitar and bass; Donald "Chip" Etienne on bass; and Brandon "B-Mill" Miller on drums. It was released by Shrimpo Music, POB 1953, Opelousas, LA 70571.

In addition to the MySpace page, the CD lists contacts as Wayne Singleton, 337-331-4766; and Donald Etienne, 337-739-6553 or 337-942-3761.

Photos on this page were taken in Sept. 3, 2005, at the Original Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Festival in Plaisance, La.

"There she goes, she doin'  it again, she doin' that Same Ol' 2 Step, with another man," Wayne Singleton complains in the opening song of the first CD recorded by Same Ol' 2 Step. Actually, in the CD, Something for the Young and the Old, Singleton is not doing the same old songs. The majority of the cuts are original compositions from a young band providing new zydeco for the dancers at the clubs and trail rides of Southwest Louisiana. The band also covers songs by Zydeco Force, performs their version of John Delfose's "Broken Hearted," and also offers new lyrics and interpretations of classic tunes ("Where Have You Gone?" is based on Amédé Ardoin's "Midland Two-Step")–songs that may be "something for the old," but everyone is going to enjoy them.

Other musicians on the CD are Brandon Miller on drums, Norman Doucet on guitar, Lloyd Mitchell on rubboard, and Donald "Chip" Etienne on bass. Paula Brown sings on a couple of the cuts.


Posted 1-29-06

All photographs and text by David Simpson.

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