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Houston, TX | Established. Jan 01, 1974 | SELF

Houston, TX | SELF
Established on Jan, 1974
Band Americana Zydeco




"Bon Ton Mickey and the Zydeco Hot Steppers Live Band"

Bon Ton Mickey & the Zydeco Hotsteppers

The Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club presents Bon Ton Mickey & the Zydeco Hotsteppers.

Mickey Guillory grew up at the crossroads of State Highway 190 and Rural Route 103 in Mallet, Louisiana. Mickey learned to love the fun side of making music. Today he still lends that passionate voice and his fun-loving appreciation to his music. He was raised in a musically rich environment where as a teenager Mickey first learned about low down, tail shaking party music…Zydeco. That accordion and rubboard brings ecstasy to even the most dispirited person. Living at those crossroads offered Mickey a means to take his passion further than his rural community. That road brought him to Houston at 14 and this insightful kid was 17 years old when he first taught himself to play the “squeezebox” or accordion.

There are few better live entertainers. Mickey fuels the energy and passion of the crowd by playing on his knees and even on his back. He picks out people from the audience to play the rubboard on stage and everyone loves their 15 seconds of fame! After 30 years of playing and touring, he has paid his dues and forged a special place for himself and his unique blend of music. He redefines his musical heritage by establishing himself as a formidable songwriter and an absolutely astonishing entertainer. He is one of the most sought after artists in Zydeco music today.

Join him now at yet another crossroads where his past and present meet. His musical journey continues on its own unique course. Bon Ton Mickey takes the listener back down to the woods of Louisiana where people still enjoyed life in spite of their circumstances. The listener tours the landscape of the sugar cane and potato patches, the exotic flavors of Creole cooking, the simplicity of life and the colorful celebrations that make up what is said to be one of the most complex rural sub-cultures…the Creoles. - Houston Arts Alliance





Bon Ton Mickey is inspired by some of the greatest songwriters of our time, John Delafose, Buckwheat, Rocking Sydney, Beau Jacques, and last but not least Clifton Chenier. All had a profound affect on him, thereby making his music much more fun.

[Festival Promoters]:
>>>>>>>Bon Ton Mickey & the Zydeco Hot Steppers Band is an energetic group that knows how to entertain audiences of any age. Bon Ton has been a regular at the Ol Town Spring Annual Festival for over 20 years, performing all three (3) nights of the festival. If it’s a lively entertainer you need to complete your lineup, consider BonTon! Foot-tappin’ two-step’n, hot zydeco, rockin’ Bayou Soul with a mix of Louisiana blues. Bon Ton’s fans get involved taking their turn with the rub-board and playing along with the band. The kids love dancing to the music! You may even hear the band sing a little in Creole. It’s old friends and "hot step'n" rhythms for good family fun!

[Business Openings & Company Parties]:

Get to know Bon Ton Mickey & the Zydeco Hot Steppers Band. We’d love to work with you. We’re a fun loving band but , always professional. We’ve played festivals to corporate events, from clubs to private parties and all in between. Bon Ton Mickey & the Zydeco Hot Steppers Band is a versatile band that specializes in Cajun/Zydeco; but can also play blues, country & yes, even a little bit of hip hop. Our goal is to make your event a success, which in turn will ensure our continued business connection.

Mickey's music is from a very different perspective than many other Zydeco artists. ]

On his second and third full releases "On Our Way! in 2000" and “Live in Portland” in 2002, respectively, Mickey evolved to create a fusion of sound like no other. Fans agree that he is taking his beloved Zydeco music to a new level and into a larger music world.


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