Presented by Cascade Zydeco
July 1 at 1:20 PM on the Front Porch Stage
July 1 at 4:50 PM on the Crossroads Stage
July 1 at 6:55 PM on the Front Porch Stage
July 2 at 5:30 PM on the Front Porch Stage
Lake Charles native, Rusty Metoyer, is one of Southwest Louisiana’s premier stars. Metoyer and his unique brand of zydeco music have thrilled audiences from California to New York, in Holland and France, and every weekend from Houston to New Orleans. Rusty Metoyer was immersed in Creole music from a young age. Both of his grandfathers were Creole musicians. However, he didn’t pick up the accordion until the age of 14 after both grandfathers had passed away and he felt that someone needed to keep the tradition going in the family. In 2010, his senior year of high school, he formed the band Rusty Metoyer & The Zydeco Krush.
Metoyer is dedicated to preserving his Creole heritage and culture. In 2016, he was a recipient of the “Lasting Impression Award” by Louisana Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser, from the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau, at the National Tourism Week Awards Ceremony. He was also presented with the “Best New Artist Award” at the 5th Zydeco Music and Creole Heritage Awards Ceremony in March of 2017.
What makes Metoyer’s music unique are the noticeable influences from many different genres such as funk, rock and roll, rhythm and blues, country, hip hop, and soul. Rusty and his band are sure to have their audience dancing and passin’ a good time!
Rusty Metoyer will join Herman Fuselier for a Crossroads Conversation about Zydeco Roots on July 1 at 5 pm.