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Grammy-nominated, world-renowned musician and recording artist, CJ Chenier has performed with many internationally recognized artists including his legendary father, Clifton Chenier “The King of Zydeco”, Paul Simon, Joe Sample, and The Gin Blossoms. He has been featured on the Jon Stewart Show, CNN, VH1 and Entertainment Weekly. In addition to a Grammy award nomination in the Best Regional Roots Music Album category, C.J. has received 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). We are thrilled to have CJ back at SRT for the third time in six years!
“Although Chenier belongs to one of the most famous Zydeco musician families in recent history, his music can equally be described as blues, where the dazzling accordion plays the role of the electric guitar or harmonica.”
- World Music Central (read the whole article here)
“C.J. is like the Hank Jr of zydeco and he not only knows the music's roots, he sees it's future.”
- Midwest Records
“One of the best zydeco party bands on the planet”
- Jazz Police