Buckwheat Zydeco to put on concert Saturday
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Bring two pairs of shoes to a Buckwheat Zydeco concert, the band leader advises, inferring the first pair will be worn out from dancing and moving to the music.
Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural Jr.’s passion and enthusiasm for music is evident, even when his voice is traveling 1,000 miles through a telephone line from a Massachusetts motel, where he discussed his upcoming concert at Lincoln University in Jefferson City.
His nickname, a frequent source of curiosity, was given to him at an earlier age because he wore his hair braided, similar to the Buckwheat character in the “Our Gang” comedies.
He describes Zydeco as “up tempo, rhythm-and-blues, party music.” Like Cajun music, Zydeco is linked to Louisiana — Dural’s home state — and the accordion — his featured instrument.
“When you come to my concert, you come to party,” Dural said. “It’s a got-to-move party.”
7:30 p.m. Saturday Richardson Auditorium, Lincoln University campus
Ticket prices: $15 adults; $5 students
Phone: (573) 681-5041