Saturday, October 13 – PCI Stage
The Zydeco Dots are a fun-loving, hard working, talented Houston-based group that plays a dancin’, rockin’, bluesiana blend of zydeco rhythm and blues. No event is too large or too small. Laissez les bon temps roulez!
The Zydeco Dots, more commonly referred to just as The Dots, originated in 1987. Back then Zydeco music itself was advancing in popularity and The Dots were about to do their part. Although Zydeco music was born in southern Louisiana the music had been played in the gulf coast region from the Florida panhandle to south Texas since the early 1900’s. Clifton Chenier (The King of Zydeco) gave the music its name and brought Zydeco to a new level. In Houston, Texas, during the mid 80’s, the music was still relatively obscure.
The Dots, based in Houston, brought Zydeco to venues where the music had never been heard before. Since then, The Zydeco Dots have won numerous awards and have been voted best Zydeco band by the Houston Press. The Dots have backed up many accordion players over the years including such notables as C J Chenier, Pierre Blanchard, Leon Sam, Pierre Stout, Wilfred Chavis, Lil Jabo, Ted Pacholik, Paul Richard, Lil Willie Davis, Lonnie Mitchell, Wilbert Thibideaux, and Promising new-comer Lil Pop’s.
Tom, Mike and Ted migrated to Houston and formed the band which is now known as The Zydeco Dots. The rest is Houston music history! What makes this band so successfully popular? Is it because they not only play Zydeco, but R&R, R&B, C&W, and other varieties of music? Is it because of their lively stage personalities? Is it because they plug the sponsors all the time? Is it because they like to shoot the bull with the audience so they can take extra long brakes? Or is it because Viagra was invented? You be the judge!Saturday Cajun Stage