The Jubilant Sounds of Zydeco – Part 2

September 8, 2010: In this segment of Backroads and Banjos, Art begins a 2-part exploration of a style of American roots music that he realized he has neglected on the show up until this point and that is the jubilant sounds of zydeco. Art explains the unique origins of this French/African/Angelo strain of music and plays renditions of some of its classic repertoire as recorded by the Balfa Brothers and several others. In part 2, Art continues his exploration of zydeco music by focusing primarily on the work of two important zydeco musicians, Bee Fontenot and Dennis McGee.