Chubby Talks Festivals Acadiens et Croles
Posted: October 10, 2014
Any performance by Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band is a guaranteed good time. However, seeing them play in Louisiana at Festival Acadiens et Creole is a completely different experience. Chubby explains how he became involved with the annual music festival, and why its so special to him. "Man what a smart move when they made it Festivals Acadiens et Croles, to combine it. And I said, Thats a beautiful thing because I love going to that festival. It was like everybodys reunion from out of town meeting up at festival." "But then they said, We want to see you do it in your home state, but you not on the bill. I said, Man one day man Im gonna be on that bill. They bring in a handful of zydeco bands, but now we have a lot of zydeco bands playing festivals." "All the tourist that weve been playing for all over the world tell me, I want to first and foremost visit Louisiana to see you do it in your home town. I said, Wouldnt that be nice huh. They say, Oh yeah you killed us in Kansas City, but I wanna be eating gumbo, dancing and listening to Chubby in Lafayette, Louisiana at Festivals Acadiens et Croles. What an honor for them to say things like that." "Were gonna base our vacation around Festival Acadiens. Im like, Are you kidding me!? So I call my partner up, Pat you got to get me on the bill this year I got some friends coming from all over the world. Pat says, Yeah I heard. So we gonna play it this year." "I dont get to play it every year cause of my scheduling, but I tell you what when I try and get it on my schedule I call Pat as soon as possible. People from all over the world are coming for Festival and they are letting me know, No man we wont be back in Louisiana until the Festival, and I said, Wow." "So when I booked it with Pat I emailed my friends back. They got like an automatic counter on their phone going 11 days left. Theyre looking forward to getting back to Festival but hey, can you blame them?" "It doesnt matter when they see us dancing in the mud when its raining, seeing the dust flying, it doesnt matter. They are watching people have a good time and passing a good time and thats what keeps them coming back."