Where blues and roots music meets the swamp, that's where you'll find the Allez-Gators. Hot Louisiana music from Cajun to Zydeco, from boogie to swing played by an 8 piece band with twin fiddles, accordion, steel guitar, percussion and lots more.
The Cajuns were Frenchmen who were evicted by the British from Acadia (now Canada) in 1755. They headed south and many eventually settled in the Lousiana swampland. Their music has very old French roots, but was later influenced by American country and blues music as well as the music of migrants. It was originally played at house dance parties.
Zydeco is a later form from the same musical roots, but heavily influenced by and mixed with blues, R&B, rock and soul music.
Bring your friends and 'laissez les bon temps roulez' - let the good times roll!
Click Here to view blues CDs & DVDs currently available from the Australian Blues Music Festival from this website or in-store at the Goulburn Visitor Information Centre. More titles arriving all the time.
Allez-Gator performed at the 2007 Australian Blues Music Festival and conducted a workshop on Cajun and Zydeco music featuring a variety of instruments including fiddle, accordion, guitars and percussion.
Visit the Allez-Gator website at: www.geocities.com/allezgatorau/