Corey Ledet and his Band
Corey Ledet was born and raised in Houston, Texas, but spent his summers with family in small-town Parks, Louisiana. Because of this, he was able to be immersed during his visits in the Creole culture he loved so much. He learned everything he could so that he could incorporate the culture in all areas of his life – the traditions, the food, and most importantly, the music. His love for the Creole/Zydeco music was instant and hard for him to ignore. He studied the originators of the music such as Clifton Chenier, John Delafose, and Boozoo Chavis. At the early age of 10, he picked up shows playing drums for Houston-based band Wilbert Thibodeaux and the Zydeco Rascals and slowly learned the main instrument of the music – the accordion. By the time he graduated from high school, he was certain that music was the focal point of his future. He eventually moved permanently to South Louisiana and he remains true to his roots and earnestly searches for ways to include them in his music. He keeps one foot firmly in the tradition while exploring surrounding influences in order to create the best of both worlds. He is able to infuse old and new styles of Zydeco into his own unique sound from all of the people he studied and was influenced by. So, come and enjoy the music of old presented in a new way but still very tied to tradition. He looks forward to entertaining you!