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Andre Thierry: The New King of Zydeco

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Sometimes it looks like there must be two or three guys named Andre Thierry running around the Bay Area, setting small zydeco conflagrations with sizzling accordion riffs. But no, the Richmond-raised Thierry has become the region’s most visible torchbearer for Louisiana’s signature Creole blend of R&B, soul and Acadian culture.

“We’re getting out there more, that’s my main goal,” said Thierry, 33, who performs Saturday at Freight & Salvage with his hard-working band Zydeco Magic. “Before I was kind of doing the regular stuff, now I’m stepping out of the box a little bit, doing stuff I wouldn’t normally do.”

Recently nominated for a Best Regional Roots Music Album Grammy Award for his contribution to Corey Ledet’s album “Nothin’ But the Best,” Thierry is celebrating the release of his fourth album “Are You Ready To Learn,” an album that seamlessly blends old-school R&B crooning, supple funk, and lively zydeco two-steps, waltzes and shuffles. … Continue reading »

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