T BROUSSARD & THE ZYDECO STEPPERS
Bryant Keith "T" Broussard’s fate as a Zydeco musician was sealed long before he was born. He is a descendent of Creole and Zydeco music icons. His mother, Mary Jane Ardoin, stands alone as a female who has mastered the idiom of the traditional Creole accordion, a talent that was undoubtedly transcended from her uncle Bois Sec Ardoin, Creole music pioneer, her uncle Carlton Frank, world-known Creole violinist, and many others in the profession. His cousin Keith Frank, is one of the hottest acts in Zydeco in Southwest Louisiana today. Queen Ida, Grammy-winning Zydeco veteran of the West Coast, remains one of biggest influences and mentors.
Besides his mother, whom Bryant credits for his love of the music, many other relatives influenced him. Bryant recalls childhood memories of playing drums or scrub board while his mother performed for audiences at local dances. It was not until 1993, at the age of 21, that he began to take his talents seriously and established his own band. Since then, he has worked with unwavering ambition to achieve excellence in his destined career.
Bryant’s stage presence exudes a remarkable energy. He has toured from coast to coast performing at top venues and festivals including the Memphis, Tennessee Beal Street Festival, the Sparks, Nevada July 4th Festival, the Alabama Blues Festival, the Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Festival, the Zydeco Extravaganza in Lafayette, Zydeco Throwdown in Opelousas and many others.
T Broussard is a skilled accordionist, singer, and songwriter in both Zydeco music and traditional Creole music styles. His latest album, “Git It On, Git It On,” was released in 2003. Previous relaeses include, “Party Time” and “It’s All Good.”
Don't miss this high energy show from T Broussard and his band, 8:00 PM Thursday, June 29. Cover is $8 @ the door.