New Years Day at Slim’s Y Ki Ki in Opelousas

There will be a fundraising benefit, Keeping Roy’s Dream Alive, to raise the money needed to do the necessary repairs to Roy’s Offshore Lounge in Lawtell. If you are heading to SW Louisiana for the Holidays come on over. It starts a 2:00.

Lafayette Times article on the event by Herman Fusilier



Lil D and the Zydeco All-stars (Dikki Du's Son) 

Dexter Ardoin 

Horace Trahan and the Ossun Express 

Corey Ledet and the Zydeco Band 

Dikki Du and the Zydeco Krewe 

Chubby Carrier/Earl Washboard Sally 

T Broussard and the Zydeco Steppers 

Jeffry Broussard and the Creole Cowboys 

Lil Malcolm and the House Rockers 

Koray Broussard and the Zydeco Unit 

Curly Taylor and Zydeco Trouble

Leroy Thomas


For this benefit I have compiled a special limited edition compilation CD with the same name as the event that will  be available at Slim’s. It is currently out for printing.

I am not keen on calling it a greatest hits as to me there will always be songs that don’t make the mix that I dearly love, BUT upon listening back to it I am knocked out by Roy’s body of work from 1987 thru 2009. It includes material from every one of Roy’s CD’s and I sincerely thank David Earl of Severn Records and Warren Hildebrand of Mardi Gras Records for letting me include material from their releases.

song list


1 Have Some Fun at the Offshore Lounge from Twist & Shout

2 I Come From the Country From Living Legend

3 Rockin With Roy from Zydeco Soul

4 You Got Me Dancin’ from Nasty Girls

5 Whiskey Drinkin’ Man from Whiskey Drinkin’ Man

6 Oh Bye Bye 6:18 from Choose Your Shoes

7 Gotta Right to Love That Woman from Whiskey Drinkin’ Man

8 She’s In Love With the Zydeco from Nasty Girls

9 Chicagofrom Offshore Blues

10 My Baby Don’t Wear No Shoes from Choose Your Shoes

11 Leaving Lawtell from Offshore Blues

12 Bye Bye Black Girl from Twist & Shout

13 If You Want To Dance You’ve Got to Twist & Shout from Twist & Shout

14 I Found My Woman from Whiskey Drinkin’ Man

15 Offshore Blues from Zydeco Soul

16 He’s the Man from Nasty Girls


Living Legend from Severn Records CD0031

Zydeco Soul from Mardi Gras Records MG1108

Nasty Girls ROR002, Twist & Shout ROR004, Offshore Blues ROR008, Whiskey Drinkin’ Man ROR009, Choose Your Shoes RORCYS from Right on Rhythm

I will also take advance orders for those not able to travel to Louisiana this holiday once the page is ready.  Stay tuned for an announcement here.

Please pass this info on to your Louisiana dance friends around the country


Roy Carrier to Be Honored at the 2011 Zydeco Music Awards in Lafayette

The other 2 honorees at the awards will be Clifton Chenier and Boozoo Chavis. So fitting as one was Roy’s mentor the other his contemporary and those 3 probably have had the biggest impact on the development of Zydeco through it’s history.  It is so gratifying to see I only wish that it could have happened while he was still with us.