The five-piece band includes the piano accordion plus musical arrangements drawing on R&B, soul and urban blues. When the music was first recorded, it was called LaLa music, and its much different compared to now. But I sing about love, because everybody knows about that, says Curley Taylor.
Zydeco has a long and rich history, with roots in Louisiana. After harvest time, the Creole community would gather and have a bouchère (hog-butchering). Once the cooking was finished, people would celebrate and entertain themselves with a LaLa (Creole/French for house dance). Some of the instruments used to create LaLa music were the rub-board (frottoir), spoons, triangles (ti-fers) and accordion.
Like my drummer says, If you dont move or tap your feet, somebody call the coroner, because you must be dead, Taylor jokes. Its party music you gotta dance or jump up, whatever the music do to you.
To help you out with the dance part, theres a complimentary lesson with the $12 admission.
So go on down and celebrate the new year, crawfish style: We dare you to try and not tap or snap along to the beat-riddled music.
For more information, contact 303-745-9577 or visit the band online at www.curleytaylor.com.
Sat., Jan. 3, 8 p.m., 2009