Jeffery Broussard was a leading member in Zydeco Force, an influential band at
the forefront of the nouveau zydeco movement. His accordion and vocals defined
this new style of Creole music, incorporating the soulful sounds of R&B into
contemporary zydeco music and dance.
The son of esteemed accordionist Delton Broussard, young Jeffery began his musical journey on the drums in his father’s legendary band, the Lawtell Playboys, who were themselves innovators, adding some R&B and a funkiness to this traditional roots music. During this time, Jeffery was exposed to some of the great Creole fiddle players, including the king of the zydeco fiddle, Calvin Carrière.
He has retained those precious melodies and songs he heard at home, at social gatherings and on the bandstand. And with the creation of the Creole Cowboys, and as one of Louisiana’s newest Creole fiddle players, he captures the essence of this rich musical heritage.
Jeffery with his Dad, the Creole Legend, Delton Broussard & The Lawtell Playboys