Buckwheat Zydeco

American accordionist

Buckwheat Zydeco was the stage name of Stanley Dural, Jr. (November 14, 1947 – September 24, 2016) was an American accordionist and zydeco musician.

Buckwheat Zydeco
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Buckwheat Zydeco playing on the main stage at the 2006 Festival International de Louisiane.
Background information
Birth nameStanley Dural, Jr.
Also known asBuckwheat Zydeco
Born(1947-11-14)November 14, 1947
Lafayette, Louisiana
DiedSeptember 24, 2016(2016-09-24) (aged 68)
Lafayette, Louisiana
GenresZydeco, R&B, Country
InstrumentsVocals, accordion
Years active1971—2016
LabelsAlligator Records, Tomorrow Recordings, Rounder, Island,

He was one of the few zydeco artists to become popular. His music group was known as Buckwheat Zydeco and Ils Son Partis Band, but often they perform as merely Buckwheat Zydeco.

Dural died of lung cancer at age 68 on September 24, 2016 in a hospital in Lafayette, Louisiana.[1]


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