12:30pm / April, 8th 2016View Map
Chevron Cajun/Zydeco Showcase
Waylon Thibodeaux is a young Cajun with an innate musical talent that can be seen in the performance of his Louisiana, Cajun and Zydeco music. His style of high-energy, toe-tapping music will certainly liven up any audience.
Born in Louisiana’s “Bayou Country” just a few miles southwest of New Orleans, Houma native Waylon Thibodeaux has been dubbed ‘Louisiana’s Rockin Fiddler’. Today, this talented, self-taught Cajun musician has gained a notable reputation as one of Louisiana’s best known recording artists. His talents have led him to play festivals, clubs and other special events throughout the United States, Canada, France, Central and South America. His rollicking, crowd-pleasing performance on stage is exactly what one would expect from someone who, at age 16, was Louisiana’s state fiddle champion. He never fails to serve up a good helping of spicy, high-energy Louisiana and Cajun/Zydeco music. His unique musical style is best described by Thibodeaux himself:
“It’s a mixture, it’s Cajun, but not too traditional, it’s Zydeco with a pinch of New Orleans’ sound, a small pinch of South Louisiana “Swamp Pop”, a taste of Country and a little Rock n’ Roll that’s sure to get you on your feet and dancing.”
Waylon began playing professionally at the age of thirteen. He has had the opportunity to perform with nationally and internationally renowned musicians and groups, including Tony Orlando, Jimmy C. Newman, BeauSoleil, Jo-El Sonnier, Wayne Toups, and Bruce Daigrepont, Randy Newman, The Voice of the Wetlands All-stars.