Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic have phenomenal talent. Andre Thierry is a Grammy award nominee, who has been capturing the attention of other musicians and music lovers since he was a young boy. At only 33 years old, he is already a legend. There is widespread agreement that he is an exceptional multi-dimensional musician, who has a finely-honed the ability to merge traditional Zydeco music with hip-hop, blues, jazz and rock. Building from his love and respect for traditional Zydeco, his original music is a blend of old and new. His musical mastery enables him to create a unique sound for his and future generations, while staying true to the past.
Andre’s story begins on July 9, 1979, when he was born in Richmond, CA. His childhood was deeply influenced by his maternal grandparents and experiencing the French Creole (La-La) dances his grandparents (from Louisiana) held at their church parish, St. Mark’s Catholic Church. The best Zydeco musicians Louisiana had to offer traveled to California to play at the dances and spent considerable time at the family home, while in the area. This is where Andre met the late Clifton Chenier, the “King of Zydeco,” who grabbed the 3 yr old in his arms and deemed him a future accordion player. That’s how it all started.
A versatile student of the music, Thierry cannot be lumped into Zydeco’s old-school R&B-influenced camp or its nouveau, rap inspired one. He and his band, Zydeco Magic, lay down both soulful, traditional slow-dances and bottom-end-booming kinetic groovers.
Through the power of music, Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic have touched many hearts. Join us at the tent where we are keeping the magic alive.