Buckwheat’s World, party time, excellent! Zydeco legend’s Kickstarter campaign eyes YouTube series

With more and more musicians of all genres turning to crowdfunding sites such as Kickstarter and indiegogo to assist in bringing their work to fruition, it’s kind of neat to see some of the different types of projects that have been proposed in recent years, some of which couldn’t even have been imagined as recently as just five or ten years back. One example is the current Kickstarter campaign from accordionist and zydeco master Buckwheat Zydeco, a six-part YouTube-based video series called Buckwheat’s World that would feature new live performances from Zydeco’s band as well as follow the Louisiana legend (whose real name is Stanley Dural, Jr.) through his life on the bayou.

If you’ve heard his music or seen Buckwheat play, you’ll probably understand what we mean when we say that we can’t imagine a more entertaining individual to be featured through such a series. With only ten days left to donate to his Kickstarter campaign, let’s all do our part in helping to make this show a reality!

Here’s a recent video of Zydeco playing Bob Dylan’s “On a Night Like This” with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots to kick off the final episode of Fallon’s Late Night show:

And here’s one of the band doing the title track from its Lay Your Burden Down album (which also, by the way, offers a superb take on Memphis Minnie’s “When the Levee Breaks” that you’ll want to seek out if you haven’t heard it):

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