Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble
“With so much going on in this world, much of it troubling, it is reassuring to know that music means no harm. Curley Taylor and his band, Zydeco Trouble, bring to the world what zydeco music intends – to feel good, to have fun, and to bring out the best in people on the dance floor. Coincidentally, that is the reason why the accordion was invented – to find the fun and be there.” -Accordion Americana
Curley Taylor and his band, Zydeco Trouble, hail from the heart of Creole country in Louisiana. Curley’s soulful, bluesy vocals and the band’s hard driving zydeco beat blend to create their unique style of zydeco and blues that keeps audiences dancing. It’s always a party when Zydeco Trouble comes to town.
Curley, a working musician since the age of 16, launched his own band, Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble, in 2003. His debut CD “Country Boy” was released to rave reviews. Artists familiar with zydeco compared Curley’s music to that of the late, great Beau Jocque. “It’s a high compliment,” Curley replied, “but Country Boy is only the start.” Curley has been playing, touring and recording ever since.
Since his debut CD, Curley has released six more CDs of original music, making him one of the most prolific composers in zydeco. His bluesy, soulful vocals and the band’s hard-driving zydeco beat blend to create high-energy dance music for all audiences. Curley’s music is true to its roots in zydeco and blues, but contemporary enough to appeal to a broad range of music lovers.
Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble tour extensively throughout the US, playing festivals and clubs from New York to San Diego and from Florida to Seattle. Often playing to audiences who have never heard zydeco music before, they make fans wherever they go. They’ve played major festivals including Rhythm and Roots in Ninigret, Rhode Island; the Waterfront Blues Festival in Portland, Oregon; and Jazz Fest in New Orleans. When at home in Louisiana, you can find Curley in the studio working on his latest CD or playing in one of the local clubs around the Lafayette/Opelousas area to the delight of his hometown fans.