Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble

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“Taylor may be the freshest Zydeco act to come along since Beau Jocque..."
"Curley’s first CD - Country Boy - is a powerful effort, but as the son of Zydeco great Jude Taylor I'd expect no less. The singing is good, lyrics have meaning, good melody and the band is tight! His sound is fresh and invigorating."   
                    
The Times of Acadiana - Herman Fuselier



"Curley Taylor gave an intimate performance to a packed crowd..."
Steeped in the traditions of his birthright and emulating the Zydeco greats, Curley is forging his own path with humbled grace, charm and a syncopated rhythm that simply won’t quit.... Curley and his band are on a mission to draw in a wider audience."
Bella Online - Chris Curtis
"When you listen to Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble, it's clear to see how completely connected he is to the music and to his dancers....
Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble put on a memorable performance Saturday at the Waterfront Blues Festival.  Taylor and the rest of the band were even more fun to watch than the dancers...Playing any instrument is an art, certainly, but Zydeco Trouble takes it to the next level."
               Oregon Music News
"Curley Taylor has been a zydeco modernist.... his fourth CD [Zydeco Heart and Soul] is his most groundbreaking yet. He’s part of the movement ushering in a new era of zydeco....  It’s not even close to your father’s zydeco, but Taylor aims to be your zydeco daddy."  
Offbeat Magazine - Dan Willging

See the full article in Offbeat

Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble is a premier festival band.  In addition to clubs, events and dance halls too numerous to mention all around the country, here is a list of major festival performances:

​In Louisiana:
Jazz Fest - New Orleans, LA
Festival Internationale de Louisiane - Lafayette, LA
Crawfish Festival - Breaux Bridge, LA
French Quarter Festival - New Orleans, LA
Downtown Alive - Lafayette, LA
Downtown @ Sundown - Lake Charles, LA

Outside of Louisiana:
Rhythm and Roots - Ninigret, RI
Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival - Portland, OR
Winthrop Blues Festival - Winthrop, WA
Grand Mardi Gras - Deadwood, SD
Gator By The Bay - San Diego, CA
Ardenwood Cajun Zydeco Festival - Newark, CA
Cajun Zydeco Festival - Sebastopol, CA
Cajun and Blues Music Festival - Simi Valley, CA
Creole Heritage Festival - Baytown, TX
Florida Cajun Zydeco Festival - Hollywood, FL
WC Handy Festival - Henderson, KY
Le Fete de Marquette - Madison, WI
Annual Mardi Gras - Rochester, NY
Santa Fe Bandstand - Santa Fe, NM
Somers Cajun Festival - Somers, MT
Michael Arnone's Crawfish Festival - Augusta, NY
Gulf Coast Zydeco Festival - Daphne, AL
Blast from the Bayou - Strawberry Park, CT
Jazz Fest - Rochester, NY
Folk and Roots Festival - Chicago, Il

"A young lady asked me recently, "Is Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble Band as great as I've heard they are?" ....
I replied with matchless enthusiasm, "They are greater." Some describe Curley Taylor as a rising star, but to be candid, he is a star that has already risen. His incomparable talent as a musician is a rarity. Taylor's "skill and will" to succeed is unbelievable to those who don't know him. If the elevator to success would break down, Taylor would take the stairs."

​Alexandria News Weekly - C.J. Bell