Boozoo Chavis Similar Artists

Queen Ida - 77% match to Boozoo Chavis

Genres: Cajun & Zydeco
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s
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John Delafose - 74% match to Boozoo Chavis

Genres: Cajun & Zydeco R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s
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16 April 1939, Mamou, Louisiana, USA, d. 18 September 1994, Lawtell, Louisiana, USA. Starting on violin as a child, Delafose moved to harmonica and eventually accordion, the instrument on which he is best known, leading his zydeco band the Eunice Playboys. He played for local dances in his younger days, but retired from music after his marriage. At the age of 30 Delafose beg Read more

Nathan Abshire - 65% match to Boozoo Chavis

Genres: Cajun & Zydeco
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s
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27 June 1913, between Bayou Queue de Tortue and Gueydan, Louisiana, USA, d. 13 May 1981, Basile, Louisiana, USA. The eldest of six children, Abshire became one of the major stars of Cajun music. Both his parents played accordion and he taught the instrument as a child, making his first public appearance at the age of eight in a dancehall in Mermentau Cove. In 1935, backed by Read more

Michael Doucet - 50% match to Boozoo Chavis

Genres: Cajun & Zydeco
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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14 February 1951, Scott, near Lafayette, Louisiana, USA. Following a family tradition, Doucet played music from his earliest years, mastering banjo at the age of five and guitar at eight. Like others of the era he was influenced by rock music, although Cajun music was ever-present. Doucet played in folk rock bands with his cousin, Zachary Richard, at the age of 12, then join Read more

Wayne Toups - 45% match to Boozoo Chavis

Genres: Cajun & Zydeco
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Johnnie Allan - 38% match to Boozoo Chavis

Genres: Cajun & Zydeco
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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John Allan Guillot, 10 March 1938, Rayne, Louisiana, USA. Allan was raised in a sharecropping family, speaking both English and French. His great-uncle, Joe Falcon, made one of the first Cajun records, ‘Allons A Lafayette’. From the age of 13, he was playing rhythm guitar and steel guitar in local bands. In 1958 and as part of the Krazy Kats, Allan had regional hit Read more


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