Atlanta has always had a love affair with Rosie Ledet, the Zydeco Sweetheart. We love her suggestive lyrics, her seductive grooves, and mostly her playful, flirtatious stage presence. She has grown as an artist since she shyly picked up her first accordion, and has now become an international favorite. We’re lucky to have her, and she’s excited about coming back to the town that loves her.
Raised in rural Louisiana, she listened to rock music in her youth. Although she was in an environment where zydeco was heard, she took little interest in the music at the time. It was when she was sixteen that she first got fascinated with zydeco music. She attended a zydeco dance at Richard’s, a famous zydeco club in Lawtell, Louisiana, and saw Boozoo Chavis play which got her started to learning the music. At this dance, she also met Morris Ledet, her husband to be.
She learned the accordion watching Morris play. When he heard her, he stepped aside allowing her the spotlight, and became her accompanist on the bass guitar. Morris, then brought Rosie to his producer, Mike Lachney,a/k/a DJ BAD WEATHER (veteran zydeco producer). Mike was so impressed, that he quickly set up a recording session. Mike then took Rosie to Floyd Soileau, of Maison De Soul label. Floyd also was impressed and gave Mike a contract to produce five albums on Rosie. She started playing around Louisiana and Texas in 1994. The same year, she released her debut album Sweet Brown Sugar on Maison De Soul label.
She is a young female zydeco accordion player famous in the genre for her sultry and suggestive lyrics.
When: Saturday, November 3, 2012 – 8:00pm
Where: Knights of Columbus Post 660 – 2620 Buford Highway NE – Atlanta, GA
Tickets: $5 Students / $14 ACZA Members / $17 General
Dance 8–11 pm; Free beginners dance lesson 7:15–8 pm; free intermediate dance lesson 6:30–7 pm.
Authentic Cajun Food & Cash Bar available.