Telluride Blues & Brews Festival | Dwayne Dopsie

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Dwanye Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers


Friday, 15th at 3:00 pm (Campground Sessions) | Saturday, 16th at 6:30 pm (Blues Stage) | Saturday, 16th at 10:00 pm (Telluride Elks Lodge)

He plays that accordion so well some swear it smokes. Unsurprisingly, Rolling Stone magazine once called him the Jimi Hendrix of the accordion. Folks, if you don’t know zydeco, you will after Dwayne Dopsie’s set. Son of zydeco legend Rockin’ Dopsie, (it’s pronounced doop-see), Dwayne and his Zydeco Hellraisers take the tradition to new energetic, youthful heights. This music puts you squarely in the heart of New Orleans, where the genre’s roots grew from French Creole musical traditions, blending blues, rhythm and blues, and music indigenous to the Louisiana Creoles and the Native people of Louisiana. Dwayne was born for this music and picked up the accordion at the age of 7, when it was immediately apparent he had “it.” "This is my calling,” he has said. “Zydeco music is in my blood and it is my heart and soul." Can you feel it?

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