Yankee Zydeco Company

Yankee Zydeco Company

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Yankee Zydeco Company is a upbeat Zydeco band. We reside all over the United States but our music comes from southwest Louisiana. If you have ever been to a Mardi Gras event, you have heard cajun/zydeco music. We keep the Dancers moving and the beads fly all night.

Biography

Yankee Zydeco Company dedicates them to bringing their traditional blend of Zydeco music to audiences across the nation. This diverse type of music keeps the audience on their feet for hours. The band’s influences range from Preston Frank, Clifton Chiner, John Delafosse, Boozoo Chavis, Donna the Buffalo, Buckwheat Zydeco, Terrance Simien, and many others.
Yankee Zydeco Company’s brand of zydeco is highly danceable and performed by a group of very talented musicians. Mark Mang, the bandleader, plays Cajun accordion and sings lead. Chris Stanonis plays lead guitar and pedal steel guitar. Dana Volkman scrubs away on the washboard. Mike Hurley keeps the two-step “heart-beat” alive on the drums. Ryan Bartosek holds down a funky low end on the electric bass. With this combination of musicians, thick and hearty Zydeco music with a dancehall groove flows for hours.
Yankee Zydeco Company’s goal is to provide a professional and upbeat performance. The band strives to bring a little bit of Louisiana culture and heritage to every stage. We play and help audiences form a newfound appreciation and understanding of Zydeco music. Once Yankee Zydeco Company takes the stage and starts to roll, the dancers hit the floor and the party goes all night.
Yankee Zydeco has performed with such bands as Avett Brothers, Donna the Buffalo, Big Leg Emma. We have performed at music festivals like The Great Blue Heron Music Festival and multiple events across the country.

Discography

Zydeco Party - Local Radio
88.9FM WXCS Cambridge Springs,PA
91.3 WQLN (NPR) Erie, PA
103.1 WQFX Jamestown, NY
howlingradio.com

Set List

YZC typical show is between 3 - 4 hours. We do play Barn Dances were we will play from midnight to dawn, usually 6am.
Our basic set list is-
Set I
Madam Sostan
· Zydeco Party
· Jambalaya
· Zydeco du Carrierre
· Mr. Frank
· Badabing
· Swamp fox
· Born in the Country
· Shake it Shake it
· Louisiana Sunshine
· I like the way u walk
· Barbeque
· Hot Tamale Baby

Set II
· Allez petite amie
· Uncle Bud
· Pick up the phone · Bayou Baby
· I need you here
Miller Station Winter
· Pull the corn cob out
· Exodus
· On a night like this
· Getting Smokey in here
· Summertime
· Ain’t no meat, in my pintos
· Cryin’
· Johnny Mack
· What a price
· Baby Please don’t go
· Madame Sostan