Thursday, August 20, 2009

Zydecopious at Town Square Concert Tonight

Weather looks good for Zydecopious to perform tonight at the Town Square Concert in downtown Clayton, from 7 pm - 9 pm.

Their name means "ample amounts of zydeco," and that's what this band promises dancers and listeners alike. Their debut in December 2006 at The Flipside in Clayton, followed by a special performance at Yancy's in Raleigh, prompted raves from all who experienced the band's unique sound.

Zydecopious offers up not only tunes that zydeco aficionados and dancers have come to know and love (such as "Have Mercy," "I'm Comin' Home," "My YaYa," "Born in the Country," "Midland Two-Step," "Give 'em Cornbread"), but it also plays songs that reflect the heavy R&B-tinged music of Louisiana and the other Gulf Coast states, such as "Baby Please Don't Go," "Diddie-Wah-Diddie," and "Iko-Iko." And always expect some surprises, as some popular hits of the past get the zydeco treatment (remember Peggy Lee's "Fever" from 1958 and Mongo Jerry's "In the Summertime" from 1970?).

Zydecopious is the Triangle's only local zydeco band. It includes Kenny Shore on frottoir; Tracy Wiebeck on bass; Mike Davis on guitar; Leo Briere on accordion; Ed Mezynski on Drums, and Mick Voiland on organ. They all invite you to listen, enjoy, tap your feet, and, most definitely, DANCE!

Refreshments available at the Town Square include pizza, hot dogs, beer, wine and soft drinks, homemade ice cream and Italian ice. Although folding chairs and blankets are encouraged for people to sit on, coolers are not allowed.

Several downtown restaurants offer pre-concert dinner specials, including The Flipside at 408 E Second Street, Clayton Steakhouse, 307 E Main Street, Mulberry on Main Italian Restaurant, 217 E Main Street as well as Festejos Mexican Grill, 905 E Main Street and Lucky Chicken Peruvian Restaurant, 226 E Main Street.

Major sponsors for the concerts include, the Town of Clayton, Downtown Development Association, Clayton News Star and Time Warner Cable & Clayton Steakhouse.

Contributing sponsors include Avent-Permenter Group, Clayton Glass & Mirror, Hometowne Realty, Johnston Health and Novo Nordisk.

The Town Square is in downtown Clayton at 100 W Main Street between S. O’Neil and Fayetteville streets. The final show in the series will be Band of Oz on September 17

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