Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience

Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience

Terrance and his loyal and skilled band mates, together have shared studio & stage
with Robert Palmer, Stevie Wonder, Los Lobos, Taj Mahal, Dr. John, the Meters, Alan
Toussaint, Paul Simon and Dave Matthews Band to name a few. Their music has been
featured in TV commercials and a dozen or more films, including the blockbuster
“The Big Easy” which changed the game for Louisiana music in the late 80’s. His
music has been heard on NPR syndicated radio shows like World Café, American
Routes, E-town & House of Blues Radio Hour. Rolling Stone, Billboard, and other
notable music industry publications, as well as major daily newspapers have praised
his recordings. His extensive discography dates back to vinyl 45’s.

Simien was born in 1965 (appropriately) into the hippie folk and soul music era that
still intrigues him today. He was as influenced by Dylan and Simon and Garfunkel as
he was by Sam Cooke and the Commodores. Since his family is documented in history
books as one of the first Creole families to settle St. Landry Parish, his musical roots
are firmly planted alongside the great zydeco pioneers like Chenier, Delafose, Chavis,
Ardoin and that other Simien, Rockin Sidney, to name a few. He counts himself one of
the fortunate few who hail from a generation with a direct link to these artists, some
of whom mentored him as an emerging talent.

In 1983 at the young age of 18, Simien began touring professionally and by 20 he
was sharing the stage with Fats Domino and Sarah Vaughn at the Bern Jazz Festival.
His career exploded after that and Terrance remains a pivotal part of Zydeco music
history. Today he has assumed the same role as mentor to a new generation of young
Zydeco hotshots because he understands how critical mentoring is to the success
of his indigenous music that has become synonymous with the cultural identity of
Louisiana and an important part of the musical landscape of this country

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