Music Maker 25: 'Zydeco': Major Handy featuring Reggie Dural
Lil' Buck Sinegal, who was originally slated to perform on the Zydeco show at Music Maker 25, passed away suddenly on Monday, June 10. He was a master of zydeco and blues and a true friend to Music Maker; we mourn his passing. A substitute artist will be confirmed soon.
For one memorable night, the history and evolution of the Creole Zydeco tradition will be on display. A veteran of Buckwheat Zydeco and Rockin' Dopsie's groups, as well as a seasoned bandleader in his own right, accordion virtuoso Major Handy has spent decades honing his craft. Informed by his French Creole heritage and still going strong nearly a decade and a half following Hurricane Katrina, his music captures the potency and eclecticism of the zydeco genre. Buckwheat Zydeco heir Reggie Dural joins Handy, each artist trading off lead on an evening-length zydeco dance party heavy with accordion and rub board.