Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural sat down with NOW just as his band, Buckwheat Zydeco, was set to open for guitar god Eric Clapton.
It was Clapton, one of Dural's biggest fans, who personally insisted the New Orleans outfit, mixing rock and funk to danceable beats, should set things in motion on his North American tour. Dural talked at length about the growing influence of the Lousiana sound and why it was zydeco - and not Creole - music that was making it into the mainstream (page 19 of the issue).
The accordion legend brings Buckwheat Zydeco to Hugh's Room, Wednesday (July 25). See listings.
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