Edit 7/13/16: This show has been cancelled due to health reasons.
Buckwheat Zydeco, born Stanley Dural, Jr., is one of the first artists who comes to mind when it comes to zydeco music. A gritty, soulful and powerful vocalist, accordion player and organist, Buckwheat got his start backing legendary artists, including Joe Tex, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Eric Clapton, and his mentor Clifton Chenier. As bandleader, Buckwheat has been ambassador to the Southwest Louisiana sound for decades, and is one of the country’s undisputed musical treasures.
INFO: 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 29. Kuumbwa Jazz, 320-2 Cedar St., Santa Cruz. $25/adv, $30/door. 427-2227. WANT TO GO? Go to santacruz.com/giveaways before 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 27 to find out how you could win a pair of tickets to the show.