In 1999 Joe Sample moved back to his hometown of Houston, Texas and rediscovered the “la la music” that was so much a part of his youth. Cajun accordion, Mississippi and Texas Delta Blues, and some good old Texas two step, all conspiring to create what Joe refers to as, Creole Folk Music.

Creole Joe Band features Joe Sample on accordion, the legendary Ray Parker Jr. on guitar & vocals, and the crown prince of Zydeco, C.J. Chenier Also featuring from New Orleans: vocalist Erica Falls, drummer Raymond Weber, scrubboardist and vocalist Alex McDonald; guitarist June Yamaguchi; fellow Houstonian Skip Nallia on keyboards; and his son, Nick Sample on bass and vocals.

The Creole Joe Band: a crazy and colorful reflection of their collective musical backgrounds is sure to put a smile on your face and a jump in your step.

Don’t miss this rare chance to experience this All-Star lineup LIVE!

Ray Parker Jr.

The "Ghostbusters" music video is one of the funniest and star-studded videos ever made (breakdancing Bill Murray style). "Ghostbusters" held the No. 1 R&B spot for 2 weeks and was No. 1 for 3 weeks on Billboard's pop charts in Summer 1984.

Parker also wrote and produced hits for New Edition, Randy Hall, Cheryl Lynn Deniece Williams, and Diana Ross.

C.J. Chenier

The son of late zydeco music pioneer Clifton Chenier, C.J. Chenier (born Clayton Joseph Chenier) has been dubbed "the crown prince of zydeco." Since inheriting leadership of his father's group, the Red Hot Louisiana Band, Chenier has continued to pay tribute to his father's sound and to expand the zydeco tradition.



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