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Remembering Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural, Jr. (1947-2016)

“American musical legend Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural, Jr.—leader of the band Buckwheat Zydeco—died on September 24, 2016 of lung cancer at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette, Louisiana. The Grammy and Emmy winning artist was the preeminent ambassador of Louisiana zydeco music. NPR’s Weekend Edition called him ‘the go-to guy for zydeco music…a master of accordion and organ.’” - Alligator Records

The BluesMobile Radio Hour (then called the House of Blues Radio Hour) hosted an episode with Buckwheat back in 2010. We’ve made this episode available for streaming in the above player for a short time.