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Zydeco Musician Cedric Watson Profile (2016)

Art Rocks!



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-05-07

Duration: 00:06:36

Subjects: Watson, Cedric | Music | Zydeco music | Fiddlers | Accordion


  • Fox-Smith, James Host
  • Kendrick, Dorothy Producer
  • Watson, Cedric Interviewee


This segment from the May 7, 2016, episode of the series “Art Rocks!” features producer Dorothy Kendrick’s interview with Zydeco musician Cedric Watson of Lafayette. He discusses: his introduction to Zydeco music; learning to play the fiddle and accordion; moving to Lafayette; his collaborations with other local artists; starting his own band; his four Grammy nominations; his view that Zydeco is a form of folk music; the challenge of being a musician; and his love of playing for Louisiana crowds. Host: James Fox-Smith