Mike Broussard & the Nu Edition Zydeko (Zydeco)

When: 01-Dec-2019 - 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Vermilionville

IN HIS OWN WORDS: Mike Broussard

"I am Mike Broussard with Mike Broussard & Nu Edition Zydeko (Zydeco) from Lawtell, LA. I have been playing zydeco music since the age of 8. The great Roy Carrier & the Zydeco Night Rockers was the first band that I had the pleasure of playing the washboard with at the time. 

From there, I played the guitar with Wayne Singleton & the Same Ol Two Step which opened the doors for many opportunities. I have played with several great zydeco bands such as Keith Frank & the Soileau Zydeco Band, Lil Nate & the Zydeco Bigtimers, Chris Ardoin and Nu Step Zydeko and others.

Zydeco music has been passed down from generation to generation. I learned so much from watching my uncle Herbert Broussard, who was the singer/songwriter from Zydeco Force and my cousin, Jeffery Broussard, with Jeffrey Broussard & the Creole Cowboys.

In the attempt to keep zydeco music alive, I decided to start my own band in 2017. My band and I play a mix of traditional zydeco music from artists such as Buck Wheat Zydeco, Clifton Chenier and Rockin Dopsie and new age zydeco. I strive to keep the old school zydeco feel along with the new age zydeco sound each time I step on stage. The band and I won the “New Artist on the Rise” award from ZBT Awards hosted in Houston, TX."