Corey Ledet & His Zydeco Band

When: 23-Jun-2019 - 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Performance Center


Corey Ledet was born and raised in Houston, Texas, but spent the summer with family in a small town called Parks, Louisiana. The Creole culture has its roots in Louisiana but spread across the country, including neighboring Texas. Because of this, Corey was able to be submerged constantly in the Creole culture he loved so much. His summertime visits molded and shaped Corey's world in a profound way.

He learned everything he could so that he could incorporate the culture in all areas of his life - the traditions, the food, and most importantly, the music. His love for the Creole & Zydeco music was instant and hard for him to ignore. He studied the originators of the music such as Clifton Chenier, John Delafose, and Boozoo Chavis. He branched out to include studying any (and all) artists of Zydeco.

At the early age of 10, he began playing drums for a Houston-based band, Wilbert Thibodeaux and the Zydeco Rascals, and slowly learned the accordion. He came to truly love any type of accordion - the single-note, triple-note and piano key accordions and others. He worked at building his skills until he knew each one fluently.

By the time he graduated from high school, he was certain that music was the focal point of his future. Corey eventually moved to Louisiana in order to be surrounded by this beautiful culture. He remains true to his roots and earnestly searches for ways to include them in his music. He keeps one foot firmly in the tradition while exploring surrounding influences in order to create the best of both worlds. He is able to infuse old and new styles of Zydeco into his own unique sound from all of the people he studied and was influenced by.

He also appreciates the other traditional sound indigenous to Louisiana in Cajun music and has been able to expand his repertoire to include these influences as well. Corey's versatile sound enables him to please any audience. Whether he is playing a solo acoustical set or backed up by a full band, the listener will always be thoroughly entertained.

He finds joy in giving his fans a true dance, music experience similar to old school house parties. Enjoy the music of 'old' presented in a 'new' way that remains traditional in nature. He looks forward to entertaining you!