Cajun and Zydeco Photos, David Simpson

Alphonse

Ardoin, Alphonse - Photograph - Performing at the 2004 Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival

Alphonse "Bois Sec" Ardoin performing at the the 2004 Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival. View »

Jeffery Broussard, Zydeco Force

Broussard, Jeffery - Photograph - Performing in 2010

Jeffery Broussard was among the first to perform “nouveau zydeco.” View »

Buckwheat Zydeco

Buckwheat Zydeco - Photograph - Performing at River Ranch in 2010

Stanley “Buckwheat Zydeco” Dural, Jr., performing in Lafayette in 2010. View »

Michael Doucet

Doucet, Michael - Photograph - Performing with fiddle, c.2009

Michael Doucet and his band Beausoleil have had a successful career playing Cajun music. View »

Keith Frank

Frank, Keith - Photograph - Performing with accordion in 2010

Keith Frank leads his family-based Soileau Zydeco Band at the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival, 2010. View »

 Doug Kershaw

Kershaw, Doug - Photograph - Performing at Festivals Acadiens in 2009

This photograph shows Cajun musician Doug Kershaw at Lafayette's Festivals Acadiens et Créoles in 2009. View »

Rosie Ledet

Ledet, Rosie - Photograph - By David Simpson, 2009.

Rosie Ledet, one of the first female zydeco players, on stage. View »

D.L. Menard

Menard, D.L. - Photograph - Performing in 2010

D.L. Menard, sometimes called the “Cajun Hank Williams,” is one of the best-known Cajun songwriters. View »

Red Stick Ramblers, Louisiana Folk Roots Heritage Day

Red Stick Ramblers - Photograph - Performing at the Louisiana Folk Roots Heritage day in 2010

The Red Stick Ramblers at the 2010 Louisiana Folk Roots Heritage Day. View »

Zachary Richard

Richard, Zachary - Photograph - Performing

Zachary Richard plays the accordion at the Downtown Alive celebration in Lafayette, Louisiana. View »

Zachary Richard performing at Downtown Alive in Lafayette

Richard, Zachary - Photograph - Performing at Downtown Alive in Lafayette c.2008

Zachary Richard, one of the Cajun music revivalists in the 1970s and 1980, performs at Downtown Alive in Lafayette. Photo taken in 2008. View »

Steve Riley

Riley, Steve - Photograph - Color, performing outdoors with accordian c. 2010

Musician Steve Riley plays traditional and progressive styles of Cajun music. View »

Marc Savoy

Savoy, Marc - Photograph - Playing the accordion

Marc Savoy playing the accordion at the Liberty Theatre, Nov. 17, 2007. View »

The Pine Leaf Boys

The Pine Leaf Boys - Photograph - Color photograph of the band on stage c.2010

The Cajun music of the Pine Leaf Boys, shown on stage in 2010, often features the twin-fiddling style. View »

Wayne Toups

Toups, Wayne - Photograph - 2008 color photograph on stage with accordian

Louisiana musician Wayne Toups, shown performing in 2008, combines Cajun music with rock. View »