A new generation of Lafayette musicians incorporates old-school grooves.
BY MICHAEL PATRICK WELCH
The world seems like it’s becoming smaller – with the Internet harboring a million new bands in just about as many new genres. It was inevitable that even zydeco music would some day be influenced by the modern world, if only a little bit. This worthwhile experiment comes in the form of young Lafayette band Zydeco Radio, which has mixed old-school zydeco grooves with big ’70s rock riffs and New Orleans-style funk/blues since August of 2014.
“We play a zydeco hybrid of some sort,” laughs bassist Seth Rung. “Zydeco’s at the root of it all, but we have a lot of rock, a lot of blues, a lot of energy.”
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