Home Brewby Sean Ardion
Sean Ardoin is definitely committed to expanding the bounds of zydeco music. His last album introduced hip-hop into the mix, but this time he's gone for a more rooted approach that also brings in more than a small dose of soul. He's lucky to have a great and flexible pair of musicians behind him, but he remains a more-than-talented accordion player and a singer of real quality, who can handle the chugging two-step of "Down in Louisiana" and the quiet storm stylings of "Love, All for You." Given that he's responsible for virtually all the songs here, there's also a formidable writer still developing here. If you want to hear what he can do with the basics of his music, listen to "Back Porch," as storming a piece of zydeco accordion work as you're likely to find since Clifton Chenier. And then go to the other extreme with "I'm Still Here," which seems to be influenced by '70s Steve Miller hits, reworked in a zydeco vein. And closing out with the joyous "Kemo Sabe" is a masterstroke that leaves the album in the memory -- an excellent mix of zydeco and soul, with great backing vocals too. On the basis of this and his last disc, it's certainly not too early to announce Sean Ardoin as a major talent.
- Release Date:
- Tomorrow Recordings
Performance CreditsSean Ardion Primary Artist
Chuck Bush Bass,Guitar
Sean Ardoin Accordion,Drums,Vocals
Technical CreditsTony Daigle Engineer
Sean Ardoin Arranger,Producer
Aldo Sampieri Art Direction
Westle Stewart Engineer
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Ardoin has done an excellent job in this project of mixing traditional zydeco with urban sound. The wide range of styles and amazing vocals combine to make this one for the ages. This guy will probably break the zydeco barriers and become one of the best selling cross over artist that zydeco has ever seen!