Doors: 7:00 PM
Show: 8:00 PM
NATHAN & THE ZYDECO CHA-CHAS TO CELEBRATE MARDI GRAS AT THE ARDEN GILD HALL
The band that No Depression calls ‘the best zydeco in the business’ brings its infectiously danceable music to the Arden Gild Hall on Friday, February 9, Friday before Fat Tuesday.
It’s hard to think of an award that the band hasn’t won. Bandleader Nathan Williams, Sr. is the recipient of the Clifton Chenier Lifetime Achievement Award. The band has won the Zydeco Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and also has earned Big Easy Awards for Best Zydeco Band.
Nathan Williams hails from the heart of Creole country, St. Martinsville, Louisiana. He moved to Lafayette to pursue his dream of playing zydeco and was mentored by two of the greats—Clifton Chenier and Arden favorite son Buckwheat Zydeco. Nathan & the Zydeco Cha-Chas is largely a family band and have not only carried on the tradition of his forebears, but have expanded on it.