Corey Ledet and his Zydeco Band

Presented by Lafayette Parish Visitors Association

COREY "LIL POP" LEDET has been setting Gulf Coast Zydeco and Cajun dance hall and festival stages on fire. Whether he is playing his single row or piano key accordion, Corey's music ranges in style from old-time Creole and Zydeco to music done his own way.

Originally from Houston, Texas, COREY grew up hearing the records of Clifton Chenier, Rockin' Dopsie, and many other great musicians. By the age of 10, COREY began playing the piano key accordion, and after graduating high school, COREY moved to south Louisiana.

In 1999, COREY formed his own Zydeco band and released his first CD entitled, THREE YEARS 2 LATE, produced by acclaimed Americana fiddler and producer Dirk Powell.

COREY and his band have become local favorites in dance halls all over southwest Louisiana and Texas. They have performed at numerous festivals across the south—from New Orleans Jazz Heritage Festival and Festival International in Lafayette, to the Texas-Louisiana Zydeco Extravaganza in Beaumont, Texas—as well as tours of France, Russia, Alaska, Hawaii, and Germany.

COREY previously appeared at Waterfront in 2012.