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Lisa Haley & the Zydekats

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GRAMMY Nominee - Americana/Cajun/Zydeco

The most joyful Americana/Cajun/Zydeco act on tour today!

Since beginning in 1995, Lisa Haley & the Zydekats are the world’s most beloved Americana/Cajun/Zydeco band.

Charting on Billboard 2008 with GRAMMY® nominated “King Cake” and 2011 with “Absolutely Live!,” Lisa’s adventuresome show includes original tunes and Louisiana Bayou, French Celtic, R&B and Jazz rhythms. 

This fourth-generation fiddler, dancer, vocalist, and songwriter inspires all ages with her blue violin and soaring, compelling “cornbread” voice.

Among her fans are Keb’Mo’ and Little Richard.

  • Starting November 3rd, 2011, one of Lisa’s music videos is featured on, ESPN, and YouTube  (350,00 hits in 7 days!)
  • National touring act, representing modern Zydeco for GRAMMY Museum / Hollywood Bowl Summersounds / Sir George Martin (Beatles producer) film “Rhythm of Life.”
  • 2011 Tours in Switzerland, France, Borneo, Canada and US including Telluride JazzFest
  • Preparing to make album #8, planning to go from “GRAMMY Nominee” to “GRAMMY Winner,” and expanding into Asia and bigger festival venues in the US and Europe
  • Three women in our five-piece band, with Lisa Haley violin, Gigi Rabe “Accordion Diva” and amazing drummer Maria Martinez
  • Touring in over 20 countries - World, Folk, Jazz, R&B, Blues, Country, Bluegrass, Rock, Pop, Cajun/Zydeco Festivals; Fine Arts Centers, Family Entertainment, Film Industry & Corporate events
  • Pollstar Box Office sellouts on US and European dates

Prepare to catch “Zydecosis!

- The ultimate compliment:  "That girl plays as good as a man!"      

- Clifton Chenier, "The King of Zydeco"

"Lisa has the Spirit in her, big time! Her music just plain grabs you and takes you over!"

- KebMo', multi-GRAMMY winner, co-producer, “Talking to the Sun”  on Ryko/Warner

"...enormous fun... makes people want to get up and enjoy!"

- Sir George Martin (Beatles' producer)

“A world-class show – all the way to the top! We need more like Lisa Haley!”

- John Ertl, Bastille Days Fest, Milwaukee

 “The ‘Mick Jagger’ of Zydeco – Swamp-Rock ala Bonnie Raitt and Lucinda Williams”

- Jake Bacon, KUCI Radio

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