Fun lovin' accordion powered mardi-gras party band from the WNC area!!
Bayou Diesel has been traveling the obscure gig-highways and mountain bayous of Western North Carolina since 2005 playing festivals, dance halls and craft-breweries.
This high energy rhythm-machine focuses on performing the powerful cajun, zydeco and mardi Gras music styles of Creole Southwest Louisiana combined with vintage rock and roll hits plus a slew of contemporary two-stepping originals.
Featuring veteran Asheville-area musicians Steve Burnside (accordions/fiddle), Miriam Allen (rubboard/fiddle), Professor Tall Paul (bass), Ben Bjorlie (drums) and David Zoll (guitars), Bayou Diesel keeps the motor humming fueling perky dance beats, inspired jamming and ‘franglish’ lyrics. Critics call their music ‘fun’, ‘dynamic” and ‘tasty chank-a-chank’.
This is their first stop at the Whitehorse in over a year. With a third CD in progress, the group is delighted to return to Black Mt, North Carolina’s premier music showcase for a Mardi-Gras Dance mid-winter warm-up.