BUCKWHEAT ZYDECO APPEARS ON LATE NIGHT WTIH JIMMY FALLON FINALE
At the personal request of host Jimmy Fallon, Grammy-winning musician and preeminent ambassador of Louisiana zydeco music, Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural (lAKA Buckwheat Zydeco), appeared on the finale of Late Night
on Friday, February 7. Buckwheat jammed with The Roots and Fallon, performing On A Night Like This.
The video can be seen here
Buckwheat Zydeco's latest release (and Alligator Records debut) is the Grammy Award-winning CD, LAY YOUR BURDEN DOWN
. The album is the most ambitious, deepest and varied recording of Buckwheat Zydeco's career. It is a remarkably conceived, rocking album featuring five new Buckwheat originals and complete reinventions of songs by Memphis Minnie (When The Levee Breaks
, made famous by Led Zeppelin), Bruce Springsteen (Back In Your Arms
), Gov't Mule (Lay Your Burden Down
), Captain Beefheart (Too Much Time
), Jimmy Cliff (Let Your Yeah Be Yeah
) and JJ Grey & Mofro (The Wrong Side
). Guests on the album include Sonny Landreth, Warren Haynes, Steve Berlin, JJ Grey and Trombone Shorty. In this, Buckwheat's first post-Katrina album, Louisiana's life-affirming jazz funeral philosophy of renewal -- partying in the face of adversity -- is on full display, with joyful, rhythmic dance music and deeper, more intense songs sharing the same celebratory bayou sprit.