Louisiana Legend Buckwheat Zydeco Passes On

inArtist Storyon September 29, 2016


Several weeks ago the Music Maker staff was making calls to artists impacted by the Louisiana Flood. Upon making these calls we learned that Buckwheat’s house had experienced significant damage. Buckwheat was unable to work since April due to his battle against throat and lung cancer, leaving him in a very difficult place when the flooding occurred. Music Maker immediately sent down an emergency relief so that his family could start to rebuild their home. Unfortunately, Buckwheat never returned home – he passed away on September 24. Buckwheat was a consummate showman and true torch bearer for the Zydeco community, spreading his joyful sound across the entire world.

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