Season One Infinity Hall LIVE alumni Buckwheat Zydeco returns to the Hall with his soulful Blues and Zydeco music!
Buckwheat Zydeco, the band USA Today called "zydeco trailblazers," won a Grammy Award for LAY YOUR BURDEN DOWN in the Best Zydeco Music Album category. The band has been nominated five previous times in three different categories. This is their first Grammy Award.
Buckwheat's repertoire of Louisiana's hottest music consists of soulful original Creole tunes and the trademark exuberance that's made Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural the world's best-loved zydeco artist, and has earned Buckwheat Zydeco fame as "The World's Greatest Party Band." After 5 nominations in 3 different categories, Buckwheat Zydeco won the Grammy for Best Zydeco album for Lay Your Burden Down in 2010! The band plays a long list of high-profile gigs year in and year out, and their music can be heard in a slew of major motion pictures and television shows. Onstage and in the studio, Buckwheat has collaborated with a “who's who” of musicians, including Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Willie Nelson, Dwight Yoakam, Mavis Staples and Los Lobos' David Hidalgo.
The band performed at both of President Clinton's inaugurals, and Buck was featured on the Closing Ceremonies of the Atlanta Summer Olympics before a worldwide television audience of three billion, sharing the bill with Wynton Marsalis, Stevie Wonder, Faith Hill, Little Richard and Gloria Estefan. Buckwheat Zydeco has also made numerous appearances on national television shows such as Late Night with David Letterman, The Today Show and the CBS Morning News.