Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys
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"River City Slim"

“Titled 'Keeping The Tradition Alive', this is the best CD of traditional Zydeco I've heard in a long time. This may well be Jeffery's best work ever, and he's been responsible for some great recordings over the years.
There are a few new tunes by Jeffery, a couple that feature his newly acquired fiddle skills, and a handful of classic tunes from Boozoo and others. The band is tight, Jeffery's vocals are right up front, and of course his accordion skills are beyond reproach. This is strictly old-school… played with fire and is non-stop danceable.”
- 'The Pine Grove Blues', WWUH 91.3 FM


"Don Cravins, Sr."

“Jeffery Broussard has long been respected as one of the greatest accordion players to ever grace our beautiful Creole culture and for that matter the world. I can remember, as I so often reminisce; the kick-off of Jeffery’s professional career. He and a young band by the name of Zydeco Force were performing on the side of Richard’s Club for one of our first trailrides. As the dust rose through the gravel and crowds began to jump and scream, my brothers and I realized that we were witnessing the beginning of something special. Through the years I was able to watch Jeffery and his band along with the likes of BooZoo and John (Delafose) pioneer the music that the younger generations have now embraced and made their own. It is very heartwarming when I talk with the “who’s who” of Zydeco to hear the amount of respect that they have for this pioneer. However, that doesn’t surprise me being that most of them have driven down Hwy 190 just to talk and learn much of what they know from the old master; Jeffery “Boo” Broussard.” - Mayor of Opelousas, LA


"Dustin Cravins"

“Fortunately, for us Jeffery is back and kicking bigger and better than ever with his new band. I imagine all the legends that have passed us are looking down with great pride knowing that their music is alive, well, and being played the way they intended it to be. Just like they did, Jeffery has always seemed to rise from the ashes, even better than we left him.
This time is certainly no different. Watching Jeffery at Zydeco Extravaganza this year with his new band, performing to a packed house of excited dancers, took me and most fans back over 20 years! There is no doubt he is one of the most treasured gems of our culture and will be for years to come…”
- “The Squeezebox” Television show


"DJ JammgJ"

“IF U DO NOT HAVE THIS CD, IT IS A MUST HAVE-GREAT TWO STEPPING FROM TRACKS 1 THRU 17” - WWW.DJJAMMINGJ.COM


Discography

RECORDINGS/DISCOGRAPHY/MOVIES
2007 Best of the Bayou – Live from Austin, TX Blue Moon
2007 Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys Keeping the Tradition Alive Maison de Soul
2006 Creole Cowboys Where It Come From Independent
2005 Creole Cowboys Live! New York Independent
2005 Zydeco Force Louisiana Chicken Shack Maison de Soul
2003 Zydeco Force Rock Awhile Z-Force Style Maison de Soul
2001 Zydeco Force You Mean the World to Me Maison de Soul
2000 Zydeco Force We’re Back! Maison de Soul
1995 Zydeco Force It’s La-La Time Maison de Soul
1994 Zydeco Force Zydeco Push Maison de Soul
1993 Zydeco Force Shaggy Dog Two-Step Maison de Soul
1987 Zydeco Force Zydeco Force Maison de Soul
Schulze Gets the Blues, 2003, winner of 11 international film awards
Passion Fish, 1992, nominated for 2 Oscars and 2 Golden Globe Awards
Top Dog, 1995, with Chuck Norris

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“Jeffery Broussard has long been respected as one of the greatest accordion players to ever grace our beautiful Creole culture and for that matter the world.”
- Don Cravins, Sr., Mayor of Opelousas, LA, Zydeco Capital of the World

One of the most influential accordionists and vocalists in modern Zydeco music, Jeffery Broussard continues to be one of the genre’s most dynamic performers. He has continually been an innovator, beginning his career with traditional Creole Zydeco music playing drums in his father’s band, Delton Broussard & The Lawtell Playboys, then moving on to develop the nouveau Zydeco sound in Zydeco Force, now returning to the more traditional Zydeco sound with his own band, Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys.

Jeffery Broussard was born in Lafayette, LA on March 10, 1967 to Ethel and Delton Broussard. He is the youngest of 11 children, having 5 brothers and 5 sisters, who all agree that Jeffery was the most spoiled! The family lived in Frilot Cove, LA a rural community northwest of Opelousas, on a farm where his father was a sharecropper. Jeffery grew up fishing in the bayous, riding horses across the fields with his friends, and most of all working hard.

Jeffery’s music career started very early in life, similar to many other famous Zydeco musicians. At the age of 8 he started playing drums in his father’s band, the renowned Delton Broussard & The Lawtell Playboys. After seventh grade, Jeffery left school in order to farm full time to help his parents make ends meet. Jeffery spent long days digging and sorting potatoes. Whenever he could, Jeffery would sneak in to the house and get his daddy’s accordion down from the closet where it was stored and would teach himself how to play. Each time he would put the accordion up, he would set it on the shelf slightly different. His dad suspected that someone was playing his accordion, but never reprimanded Jeffery for it.

When Jeffery was thirteen, his father left sharecropping to work for an oil company and two years later tragedy struck the family when Jeffery’s mother died of cancer.

During his teen years, Jeffery played drums in his oldest brother Clinton’s band, Clinton Broussard & The Zydeco Machines. Clinton plays the old Clifton Chenier-style triple-note accordion. It was in this band that Jeffery played the accordion in public for the first time. His brother would let him play a few songs from time to time, but he was too shy to speak on stage, let alone sing. It wasn’t until he joined the band Zydeco Force that he began singing.

It’s quite possible that without the struggle and hard times that Jeffery has experienced in life, he could not sing and play with the emotion, the soul, he expresses. He has range seldom seen in Zydeco – from traditional songs from the old masters to originals, single-note and triple-note accordion to fiddle.

Whether he is playing a festival stage in front of thousands of dancers, a small theater of seated patrons, giving an interview, teaching a lesson or playing at a trailride, his warmth, love of the music, and talent shine. Jeffery Broussard is well, the real deal.

Dedicated to preserving and promoting the Creole culture and traditional Zydeco music, Jeffery plays with passion and commitment to carry on his daddy’s legacy.


MANAGEMENT/BOOKING: Saanen Kerson 707.799.2399 voice 707.251.8125 fax
http://www.jefferybroussard.com
http://myspace.com/jefferybroussardandthecreolecowboys
saanenkerson@hotmail.com