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Geno Delafose

Geno Delafose

Biography

This young accordion player has already established himself as a musical force in the bayous of Louisiana where his father, Zydeco master John Delafose, earned his fame with the Eunice Playboys. He plays the single-row and triple-row diatonic button accordion on French Cajun tunes and the larger piano accordion for his Zydeco barnburners. He started off as a child playing the rub board (a washboard worn over the chest and scraped) in his father's band before becoming a virtuoso accordionist in his own right. Steeped in the region's musical folklore, he performs a repertoire that includes Cajun, Zydeco, R&B, country and blues. Like his father, the younger Delafose has earned his reputation the only way a musician can where he comes from -- by rocking the house.
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