NATHAN AND THE ZYDECO CHA-CHAS
Nathan Williams plays Zydeco, the fast and furious accordion driven dance music of the Creole people of South Louisiana and relatively modern style that emerged after the second World War. With its trademark rubboard percussion, electric guitars and R&B influences, Zydeco is distinct from the fiddle driven music of neighboring Cajuns.
Zydeco is now a familiar sound to many heard in commercials for mainstream companies such as Burger King and Toyota, and there are pockets of devoted Zydeco dancers throughout the world. Yet, after its flush of national popularity in the late 1980s which saw soaring sales of both Zydeco and Cajun CDs, Zydeco has in many ways faded from popular consciousness retreating to the South Louisiana dance halls and festival gigs that sustained it all along.