Dwayne (Dopsie) Rubin hails from one of the most influential Zydeco families in the world. Although inspired by tradition, Dwayne has developed his own high energy style that defies existing stereotypes and blazes a refreshingly distinct path for 21st century Zydeco music. This singer/songwriter and accordionist has performed all over the world since debuting his band, Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers, at age 19. The Louisiana native writes both the lyrics and music for his songs and describes his upcoming album as, “Soulful with a touch of blues and old time zydeco feel”. Dwayne grew up teaching himself how to play accordion, watching videos of his father and Clifton Chenier with dedication to perfect the craft. The knowledge of Dwayne’s musical ability combined with his band members can easily equate to over 100 years of experience. The energy and exuberance that Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers emit from the stage captures audiences of all ages. Although Dwayne doesn’t confine himself to the stage as he interacts with his crowd; blurring the barrier between performer and audience. The crowd will jump to their feet, energized by Dwayne’s charismatic performance. This band’s musical innovation along with their raw talent easily makes them one of today’s most dynamic performing artists.
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This is a General Admission outdoor show held across from CSPS Hall at the NewBo City Market Yard
Free Admission (donations welcome)