Roy Carrier



Biography

Real Blues Magazine calls Roy Carrier, "a raw, wild and totally authentic Louisiana bayou zydeco legend." Indeed, Roy was present at the birth of zydeco, playing house parties with his father in Southwest Louisiana, when he was only six years old. By 14, he had formed his first group and there has been a Night Rockers band ever since. Today, Roy is not only the patriarch of an extended family of zydeco musicians that included pioneering cousins, Creole fiddlers Bebe and Calvin Carrier and his two sons, Chubby and Troy (aka Dikku Du), he is the bridge between zydeco's roots and all that it has become today. Roy's signature style is hard-driving, blues-based, authentic zydeco. As a young musician, Roy was greatly influenced by his cousin and mentor, the great Clifton Chenier. Roy's respect and admiration for Clifton comes through loud and clear in his live performances and in his recordings. Roy's been called "the only man who can carry on the Clifton Chenier tradition as accurately or as passionately." Voted best zydeco band multiple times by Real Blues Magazine, it's hard to resist this band's raucous and relentless energy.
Roy Carrier