Event Name: New Year's Eve Dance with Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie
Location: Vermilionville Performance Center
Date(s): Dec 31, 2012 - Jan 1, 2013
Time: Starts: 8:30 PM Ends: 12:30 AM
Dance in the New Year with Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie!
Tickets for the show are $35 and can be purchased online by clicking the image below or by calling (337) 233-4077.
Doors open at 8:30 p.m. and the music goes from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Refreshments will be made available for purchase at this smoke-free all ages show.
No outside food and beverages are allowed. Please no cornmeal on the dance floor or any other dance floor enhancers
See below for more information about Geno Delafose.
Geno Delafose (born February 6, 1972 in Eunice, Louisiana) is a zydeco accordionist and singer. He is one of the younger generations of the genre who has created the sound known as the nouveau zydeco. His sound is deeply rooted in traditional Creole music with strong influences from Cajun music and also country and western. His father is the famous zydeco accordion player John Delafose.
Delafose was born and raised in Eunice, Louisiana. At the age of eight, he joined his father's band, the Eunice Playboys as a rubboard player and continued to play with the band until his father's death in 1994. He also appeared on the several of the bands recordings. He switched to the accordion in the early 1990s and started to play as an opening act for his father.
In 1994, he debuted with album French Rockin' Boogie on Rounder Records. The name of this album also became the name of his band with whom he still plays with today. He released two more albums from the label, before signing with Time Square label to release Everybody's Dancin' in 2003.
He has also appeared on the compilation album Creole Bred: A Tribute to Creole & Zydeco released in 2004 on Vanguard Records. He has been nominated for a Grammy Award in the "Best Zydeco Or Cajun Music Album" category for his Le Cowboy Creole album (2007). He lives in Duralde, Louisiana near Eunice where he operates his Double D Ranch raising cattle and horses. He also holds fan appreciation parties annually at his ranch.