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1st annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
Rose Ledet and the Zydeco Playboys
Sunday, October 28, 2012 | 12:00 am
Like so many French kids raised in rural Louisiana, accordionist, singer and songwriter Mary Roszela Bellard “Rosie” Ledet (pronounced led-dett), paid no particular attention to the zydeco music that was all around her. But, at age 16, she heard Boozoo Chavis at a zydeco dance, and her fate was sealed. Ledet, who is now widely considered the reigning queen of zydeco, provides a unique female presence in the male-dominated zydeco world. Her self-penned tunes, sung beautifully in Creole French and in English, are often often sly and lusty, and she fronts one of Louisiana’s most smokin’ bands. Bring your dancing shoes.