It has been a while since the foot stompin' sounds of Zydeco have echoed through the Valley but the Blues, Jazz and Folk Music Society have procured one of the genre's hottest acts to perform live on Sunday.
The Adelphia Music Hall, 203 Second St. in Marietta, will play host to "Zydeco Swamp Stomp" featuring Jeffery Broussard and the Creole Cowboys.
"We've always had people that were excited about Zydeco and were disappointed when we stopped doing it (a couple years ago)," said "Cobbler" John Bolen, president of the Blues, Jazz and Folk Music Society. "We had a chance to get this band for a reasonable price since it's on a Sunday."
Broussard and the band, from Louisiana, have been hailed as one of the best Zydeco bands in the nation and have toured the U.S., Africa, Europe and South America.
Broussard was named "Accordionist of the Year" in 2007 by C.R.E.O.L.E. Inc., a Lafayette, Louisiana-based African-American heritage preservation group.
Todd Burge, who books acts at The Adelphia, said the concert will be a very special show and a guaranteed good time for all in attendance.
If you go
What: Swamp Stomp featuring Jeffery Broussard and the Creole Cowboys.
Where: The Adelphia Music Hall at The Galley, 203 Second St.
When: Sunday, doors open at 4 p.m.; dance lessons at 4:30 p.m.; show starts at 5 p.m.
Cost: $15 per person, $25 per couple; advanced tickets available at The Galley, by calling 374-8278 or online at www.thegalleymarietta.com.
"The Adelphia is usually not even open on Sundays but it will be open for this very special event," he said. "The energy of Zydeco music is hard to describe. It's really intense and people that love to dance will love this music."
Creole dance lessons will be given by Susan Cleaves beginning at 4:30 p.m. The Galley will also feature a limited menu of Cajun-inspired dishes.
"You'll hear influences of Caribbean, French Creole and a little rock and roll and blues," Bolen said. "It really is all-American music."
Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple and can be purchased at the door or by contacting The Galley in advance.