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Step Rideau and the Zydeco Outlaws (The Kennedy Center)

Step Rideau and the Zydeco Outlaws

Step Rideau & the Zydeco Outlaws offer traditional sounds from the bandleader’s native Louisiana fused with the urban vibe of contemporary Houston. Their music fuses influences ranging from old Creole folk songs to classic rhythm & blues to rap and beyond, making them one of the top zydeco bands of the Gulf Coast region where the genre originated. Stephen Joseph Rideau was born in 1966 in the little St. Landry Parish town of LeBeau, Louisiana. Surrounded by black Creole culture and zydeco music from his infancy, it wasn’t until relocating to Houston in the mid-1980s that he began to play the accordion and eventually formed his own band.