Planet Zydeco brings Louisiana music to Putney

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PUTNEY — Next Stage Arts Project presents Zydeco & Gumbo at the Next Stage Caf , on Saturday, May 25. Food will be sold and served by Top of The Hill Grill beginning at 6 p.m. and the band starts at 7 p.m. Admission is $10 suggested donation available in advance online at or at the door. Next Stage is located at 15 Kimball Hill.

For the past 14 years, Planet Zydeco has been bringing the dance hall music of Louisiana to clubs and festivals throughout New England and New York. They welcome Cannon Labrie, who also plays with popular Cajun band Yankee Chank, on accordion and vocals. Other members are Peter Petengill and Nick Keil on guitars and vocals, Alan Bradbury on bass and vocals, Doug Plavin on drums and Suzanne Wozniak on rubboard. Zydeco music is characterized by nimble accordion playing backed by a driving rhythm section.

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