City Paper is not for tourists
Jeffery Broussard has been playing zydeco music on various instruments for most of his life. By age 8, the French- and English-speaking Louisiana native was drumming in his father’s band, Delton Broussard & the Lawtell Playboys. That’s impressive for such a young kid, but even more so because his 10 older siblings must have been pretty stiff competition. By his teens, Jeffery was playing accordion, and from 1987 to 2005 he was singing and manning the squeezebox for Zydeco Force, a self-identified nouveau zydeco band that embraced funk and hip-hop. Broussard formed a more traditional zydeco band, the Creole Cowboys, in 2004. Now on the mic, fiddle, and accordion, his raspy vocals buoy the ensemble’s 4G-speed two-step numbers and waltzes alike.
Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys perform at 8:30 p.m. at the Artisphere Ballroom, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. $15. (703) 875-1100.