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C.J. Chenier and The Red Hot Louisiana Band

Born and raised away from the Louisiana bayou in the housing projects of Port Arthur, Texas, C. J. Chenier is the son of zydeco legend, Grammy-winner Clifton Chenier. As a youngster he was aware of his father’s music, but also liked James Brown and Funkadelic, John Coltrane and Miles Davis. Chenier learned saxophone early on and as a teenager played in black Top 40 bands in Port Arthur.

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