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“Zydeco for the 21st century musical palette.” – LIVING BLUES MAGAZINE
“Chubby…is one of the best showmen in the genre; a big man with a big personality and a knack for entertaining a crowd.” – JIM BEAL, JR
Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band return as unofficial host and house band for Waterfront’s Cajun-Zydeco dances on the Oregonian Front Porch Stage. Mixing the traditional accordion and washboard farmhouse porch boogie of the Cajun prairie with dashes of ‘70s funk, the spices of classic R&B, and refreshing, swampy twists on classic songs as only authentic Louisiana ambassadors can do.
In addition to earning the Grammy for “Best Cajun or Zydeco Album” in 2011, Chubby and band have recorded 10 albums; played prestigious music festivals across North America and Europe; and shared the stage with such diverse musicians as Carlos Santana, Travis Tritt, and “Weird” Al Yankovic.
A third-generation Zydeco performer, Chubby remains true to his roots. A native of Church Point, Louisiana, Chubby still resides in the heart of Cajun country and mixes international touring with local concert and festival appearances, corporate and private engagements and youth outreach activities that share the history, evolution and significance of Zydeco and Louisiana culture.