I’m actually promoting a CJ Chenier zydeco show coming up here in Palo Alto on March 20, 2020 but took a sojourn — that sounds French enough — at an article about zydeco player Beau Jocque, who died in 1999 at age 45; his obituary in The New York Times is above an article about Steve Little a football player for Arkansas and NFL Cardinals, who died the same week around the same age. Steve Little had suffered a broken neck while in a car accident; Beau, it says, overcame partial paralysis.
I think the article about music goes on to mention the Cheniers.
I’m also viewing a Les Blank film about the elder Chenier, Clifton. CJ was born in 1957 so maybe he is one of the youngsters in the film.
Zydeco is a unique American art form. I’m proud to be able to bring it to my home town, Palo Alto.