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Alphonse “Bois Sec” Ardoin & Canray Fontenot – La Valse de la Prison

Alphonse “Bois Sec” Ardoin (November 16, 1915 – May 16, 2007 was a Creole accordionist who specialized in Cajun music (called “la la music” or “la musique Creole”) and was influential in what became zydeco music.

Born in Duralde in Evangeline Parish, Louisiana, he earned his nickname “dry wood” because he would always be the first to run in from the fields during a rainstorm. After starting on the triangle with his cousin Amédé Ardoin and fiddler Dennis McGee, he learned traditional accordion at age 12, playing the style of Louisiana music that was a precursor to zydeco.

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