A Cajun Creole Honkytonk Party!
Creole Stomp has captured the ears and the feet of Louisiana music fans across North America. Led by French-speaking Creole fiddler and accordionist Dennis Stroughmatt, Creole Stomp keeps listeners enthralled and dancers moving on the floor with a rollicking mix of contemporary blues, swamp pop, and traditional Cajun and zydeco dance tunes.
Creole Stomp shows have become legendary for the heart and passion conveyed from the stage—music with emotion and energy that literally jumps from the band. In fact, over the years the band has become informally known as “The Grateful Dead of Creole Music,” for their well-oiled, dancer-driven, crowd-pleasing marathon jams and improvisation. Traditional Louisiana Cajun two-steps, reels, and waltzes sizzle in the stew along with Creole blues and mazurkas.
A favorite on the Cajun-zydeco dance circuit, the band has also become a celebrated fixture at venues around the United States, ranging from park concerts and theaters to folk and blues festivals. No matter the venue, wherever they come from, and wherever they go, Creole Stomp is a band that knows how to throw a Louisiana party!
What grew out of his Louisiana bayou experience, in 2002 Dennis Stroughmatt along with Robert Russell, created the foundation of what has become the premiere Cajun-Zydeco band in the midwest. They continue to carry the torch...along with new members including Greg Bigler and Doug Hawf...bringing the Louisiana bayou straight to your festival, dance or concert hall.
"Jaw Dropping Creole Accordion and Fiddle"
Dan Willging, KGNU Radio Boulder CO and Offbeat Magazine, New Orleans
We're passionate about giving music to the community.
"The best band outside of Louisiana to ever play it's music" Taste Louisiana Festival, IA
We love to perform and bring you a true bayou experience.
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