Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie

Day 01

Front Porch Stage

Multiple Sets

July 1 at 4:05 PM
July 1 at 8:20 PM
July 2 at 6:55 PM

Geno Delafose is a zydeco accordionist and singer. He is one of the younger generations of the genre who has created the sound known as nouveau zydeco. His sound is deeply rooted in traditional Creole music with strong influences from Cajun music, as well as country and western. His father is the famous zydeco accordion player John Delafose.

Delafose was born and raised in Eunice, Louisiana. At the age of eight, he joined his father’s band, the Eunice Playboys, as a rubboard player, and later switched to the accordion to play as their opening act. He continued to play with the band until his father’s death in 1994.

In 1994, he debuted with the album French Rockin’ Boogie on Rounder Records — which later became the name of his band with whom he still plays today. He has been nominated for a GRAMMY Award in the “Best Zydeco Or Cajun Music Album” category for his Le Cowboy Creole album (2007).

Jul 1+2
Jul 1+2