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self titled "Zydeco Blanco"
Independent, released 2004



Zydeco Blanco was originally a duo formed in 1997
when accordion player Leif Oines met rubboard player
Harvey Trahan. Both musicians were newly relocated
to the Blanco river Valley near Blanco, Texas. Mr. Oines
had moved from the Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex, where
he had successfully headed up the energetic band
Zydeco Faux Pas. Harvey Trahan, a French Cajun
originally from Lafayette, Louisiana, came to the valley
via Houston, Texas, where he played harmonica in
several blues bands.

As the new partners began playing shows in their Hill
Country community, they met other area musicians and
incorporated them into the band. First, a rhythm section
was added to the band, consisting of Steve Lamphier
on bass and Brandon Aly (of the New Bohemians) on
drums. Both Steve and Brandon had been playing
together in another local band Jamadillo. They
suggested their fellow Jamadillo band mate, Larry
Woods, be added on guitar. The addition of Saxophone
player, Brad Houser, (also of the New Bohemians and
Critters Buggin) completed the lineup.

Zydeco Blanco's song list consists of original songs such
as "Even Cowboys Like Zydeco" and "Emu Escape,"
that blend the influences of Louisiana music with the
feel of life in the Texas Hill Country, as well as a strong
mix of covers from favorite zydeco artists such as Bois
Sec Ardoin, Boozoo Chavis, John Delafose, Geno
Delafose, Keith Frank, Beau Jocque, and Willis

The band's first full-length CD "Zydeco Blanco" was
released in 2004 and a follow up CD will be released
In June of 2008.