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C.J. Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band will hit the stage at the Boykin Center Friday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m.
Chenier is a Creole, born and raised in an indigenous American culture with its distinct language, cuisine and music. He is also a Grammy-nominated and world-renowned Zydeco musician and recording artist who has performed alongside many internationally recognized musicians, including his Grammy-winning father, Clifton Chenier, “The King of Zydeco.”
He is best known for his soulful vocals and for creating absolute magic with his accordion.
Chenior has performed with such musical greats as Paul Simon, Joe Sample, Ray Parker Jr., The Gin Blossoms and John Mayall and is currently on tour with his own group, the Red Hot Louisiana Band. He has appeared on “The Jon Stewart Show,” CNN, and has been featured on VH1 and Entertainment Weekly. He has also performed at many large festivals such as the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Chicago Blues Festival and Austin’s SxSW Music Conference.
In addition to his Grammy nomination, he has received several major awards including the Living Blues Critics’ Poll Award, Indie Award (from AFIM) for Best Zydeco Album, Coups de Coeur (Blows of Heart) Blues Category Award from l’Académie Charles Cros (France), and Best of the Beat Best Zydeco Album (Offbeat Magazine).
Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for students and senior citizens.
Tickets are available by calling the Arts Council at 252-291-4329, visiting the box office at the Boykin Center (Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., or Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), or visiting the Arts Council website at www.wilsonarts.com to purchase tickets online through the eTix link.