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Somebody Scream NY
Bringing Great Louisiana Music to the New York Metro Area & Hudson Valley

These are not-for-profit events.

Spring 2018 Lineup - Just Announced!!!

Sunday, March 11, 2018 - Zydegroove
Sunday, April 15, 2018 - River City Slim & The Zydeco Hogs
Sunday, April 29, 2018 - Dwight Carrier and Black Cat Zydeco

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Sunday, March 11, 2018 - Zydegroove
Zydegroove is a New York based zydeco band with one prime directive — to deliver the most irresistible dance grooves possible. Their signature country zydeco sound along with an unchained performance style sets this band in a category of it’s own.  Started by Laren Droll on accordion, Zydegroove has been brewing for many years and has coalesced around a remarkable group of fine musicians who love rhythm and love to zydeco.  Inspiration has come from many of the older generation Creole players, musicians like: Delton Broussard, Boozoo Chavis, Boisec Ardoin, Canray Fontenot, and Calvin Carriere. These were all common people who played the French music that was their birthright. They were also generous in passing on all they could to any young players who entered their orbit. The old players are mostly all gone but Zydegroove continues to celebrate and give new life to the tunes they passed down. Doors open at 5:00 pm and Dance Lesson at 5:30 pm; Music from 6-9:30 pm. $22 Donation.

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Sunday, April 15, 2018
River City Slim & The Zydeco Hogs
River City Slim & The Zydeco Hogs bring the exuberant sounds of the steamy bayous of southwestern Louisiana to the hills of New England. The Zydeco Hogs cook up a spicy musical gumbo that combines the traditional sounds of the button accordion and washboard with a driving, syncopated beat. The Hogs turn every venue they play into a rockin' Louisiana dance party! River City Slim & The Zydeco Hogs have appeared multiple times at the prestigious Rhythm & Roots Festival in Charlestown, RI and the huge annual Musikfest in Bethlehem, PA. Other major festivals The Hogs have been featured at include the Great Blue Heron Festival in Sherman, NY, the annual Cajun/Zydeco Music and Arts Festival in Moodus, CT, the annual Daffodil Festival at Hubbard Park in Meriden, CT, the 4th Annual Blues, Views & BBQ Festival in Westport, CT, the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival in Oak Hill NY and the 9th Annual Fort Lauderdale Cajun/Zydeco Crawfish Festival in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The Zydeco Hogs have been knocking audiences out at town green concerts, dances and clubs all over the Northeast for over ten years now. The leanest, meanest Zydeco machine in the Northeast is now poised for the next step -- coming to your town to rock the party! 
Doors open at 5:00 pm and Dance Lesson at 5:30 pm; Music from 6-9:30 pm. $22 Donation.

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Sunday, April 29, 2018
Dwight Carrier and Black Cat Zydeco
Dwight "Black Cat" Carrier is one of the most exciting accordionists of this era. Coming from a family where zydeco music was a pastime for holidays and family gatherings, Dwight embodies both tradition and a unique style that infuses his blues and R&B influences. Growing up in Church Point, LA in the time when rap music was gaining popularity, Dwight's friends would laugh when he and his brother Joseph practiced their zydeco music. In 1988, Dwight's first band, Dwight Carrier and Zydeco Rockers was created, with Dwight playing accordion and Joseph on drums. When he was just 14, Dwight released his first album entitled "My Baby Left Me" which earned him local status. The band began playing frequently on the local zydeco circuit at trailrides and dance halls. His friends weren't laughing anymore. In 1991, Dwight was asked to join the Creole Zydeco Snap Band, headed by Creole and Blues musician Warren Ceasar. Dwight became the group's accordionist and traveled extensively around the world for several years, including multiple appearances at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. On the 1995 CD "The Crowd Pleaser" with Warren Ceasar and the Creole Zydeco Snap Band, Dwight released two more recordings, "Zydeco Coteau (Going Down South)" and "Zydeco Shuffle". After an extended absence from the music world to pursue another career, Dwight has returned to the family business of zydeco, forming his new band "Black Cat and Ro' Doggs". Dwight has also played recently with many notable zydeco bands, including his uncle Roy Carrier and the Night Rockers, cousin Troy "Dikki Du" Carrier and the Zydeco Krewe, Andre Thierry and Zydeco Magic, Hugh Robinson and the Zydematics, and Tony Trahan and Blue Crew, just to name a few. Since 2008, Dwight "Black Cat" Carrier and the Ro' Doggs have appeared on the east coast, in Denver, the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles and San Diego, as well as his native Louisiana. Dwight's debut CD entitled "It Aint My Fault" is currently available. 
Doors open at 5:00 pm and Dance Lesson at 5:30 pm; Music from 6-9:30 pm. $22 Donation.

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Venue information:
Westchester Ballroom
565 North State Rd, Briarcliff, New York
Westchester Ballroom is a 5,000 sq ft dance studio and lounge with competition size, gorgeous maple floating dance floor in the main ballroom and a cozy bar/lounge area
. Beer, wine and soda are available for purchase. You may bring your own snacks but please support the venue and purchase your drinks. Plenty of safe off-street parking.
 Westchester Ballroom Sign

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Driving—Minutes from the Taconic State Pkwy or Rt. 9A    
Closest Train stations—Harlem Line: Pleasantville (5mi) Hudson Line: Ossining (5mi)

Contact Info.:
For information, contact Laura Rice - 
or call 914-960-9057
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Time and Cost:
Time - The standard times are:
Friday and Saturday Nights: Dance lesson at 7:30 pm, music from 8-11:30 pm.
Sunday Nights: Dance lesson at 5:30 pm, music from 6-9:30 pm.
Dances may be other times for special events - check the specific listing above.
Cost - The typical donation requested is $20-25 support the band and dance series. Higher donation
may be requested for special events.
Somebody Scream is a not-for-profit dance series that returns as much as possible to the
bands and dance community.

Other Regional and National Events
We try to support all local Cajun and Zydeco events. If you want to find out more about other local
events in the Northeast as well as East Coast Festivals,
Louisina Mardi Gras, and more, see Arn Burkhoff's site -
Arnb.Org — Worldwide Swing, Cajun, Zydeco and Creole music, dance and cultural event information.

Photos from Past Shows:    
Photos from our previous shows are posted at our
Somebody Scream NY Yahoo Group.

Some of the band that we have hosted at our dance series: