One of Lafayette's favorite live music events has gone the route of live streaming during the coronavirus pandemic. This week, Downtime Alive will feature the Accordion Dragon, Corey Ledet.

Most young accordionists that came up in the Creole and zydeco music scene at the beginning of the new century turned to button accordions as their preferred instrument. What sets Corey Ledet apart from many of his peers is his devotion to the piano accordion stylings of Clifton Chenier. That being said, Ledet shouldn't be known only as a preservationist. His love of traditional zydeco is deep, but he also isn't afraid to collaborate and dabble in other more modern stylings. Soul Creole, a supergroup featuring Ledet with Louis and Ashley Michot, is one example. The Cajun/zydeco crossover outfit recently released their debut single "Trois Rangs."

For this week's playlist, I'll be featuring music by Corey Ledet and his side projects. You'll hear songs from his last album, Accordion Dragon, the new single from Soul Creole, and duets with fiddle master Cedric Watson. Also included is an eclectic mix of tracks from country crooner Dustin Sonnier, fiddler Kelli Jones, and trail ride zydeco from Wayne Singleton.

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Live stream concerts in Lafayette this week

Every evening this week
Kelli Jones
Covered 19 Series

Monday, April 13 at 7:30pm
Quarantunes with the Good Dudes

Tuesday, April 14 at 7:00pm
KBON's Tuesday Night Takeover feat. Dustin Sonnier

Tuesday, April 14 at 8pm
Homegrown Home Sessions w/ Gabriel of The Shake Backs

Wednesday, April 15 at 8pm
Homegrown Home Sessions w/ The Debtors

Thursday, April 16 at 12pm
Marc Broussard 

Thursday, April 17 at 6:30pm
Sabra Guzmán

Friday, April 17th at 5pm
David Doucet

Friday, April 17 at 7pm
Downtown Alive! House Sessions feat. Corey Ledet 

Friday, April 17 at 10pm
Lil Nate's Virtual Live Stream feat. Wayne Singleton & Same Ole Two Step

Sunday, April 19 at 1pm
Marc Broussard

Friday, April 17 at 8am
Java Time featuring Wilson Savoy

Friday, April 17 at 6:30pm
The Rayo Brothers LIVE!

Saturday, April 12 at 4pm
Steve Riley & Burke Riley Accordion Summit