“Of appeal to Norma Winstone fans firstly in comparative terms to strike a chord of recognition of a male counterpart somehow of the great English singer’s attuned artistic sensibilities in the melding of lyrics and emotion as a series of observed truths and melody, and secondly a fascination for fans of instrumental jazz because singer Fred Farell provides new contexts by singing the music of Dave Liebman and Richie Beirach which he has written lyrics for. “ READ MOREof Marlbank’s review of Fred Farell’s Distant Song here.
Corey Ledet and His Zydeco Band, which consists of Corey Ledet on Accordion/Vocals, Jesse DeGizzi on Bass/Vocals, Julian Primeaux on Guitar/Vocals, Gerard Delafose on drums, Statton Doyle on Sax and Nicholas Victorian on Washboard, will be at the 25th Annual Mardi Gras Ball, which takes place at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet on Saturday, February 25th, 2017 from 6:30 p.m.
This event, held annually in Southern New England, is an authentic Louisiana Mardi Gras celebration. The Cajun & Zydeco Mardi Gras Ball is in its 25th year. Other featured bands include Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, Roddie Romero and the Hub City All Stars.
Also, the Grammy-nominated Zydeco innovator, singer/songwriter/accordion players ninth album, “Standing On Faith” comes out on March 3rd, 2017.
He also received a 2013 Grammy nomination for “Nothin’ But the Best,” a collaboration with fellow zydeco musicians Anthony Dopsie, Dwayne Dopsie and André Thierry. “Oh, man, when that happened, I was like, ‘Is this for real?’ Because never in a million years did I think I’d be sitting in the same row at Grammys with Taylor Swift. To come from ground zero to that, lets me know I’m doing something right. I’m kicking up my game by making records like ‘Standing On Faith.’ I want to go even further and do bigger and better things.”
Corey Ledet has recently signed an exclusive representation deal with Mitchell & Matt Greenhill’s FLi Artists: fliartists.com/corey-ledet-zydeco-band.