MP3 Keith Frank and the Soileau Zydeco Band - Loved. Feared. Respected.
Zydeco music at it''s finest. The leading light of the contemporary Zydeco movement, Keith Frank has set the standard for Zydeco music over the last 15 years.
17 MP3 Songs in this album (63:56) !
Related styles: WORLD: Zydeco, URBAN/R&B: Rhythm & Blues
KEITH FRANK literally has zydeco flowing through his blood. Hailing from a family of Creole musicians with a lineage going back to the 19th century, there was little doubt about path he would eventually follow. His innate musical talent, combined with the lessons of his father, uncle, and the legends of Zydeco who preceded him, have all come together to help him become one of the preeminent musicians in the genre today.
Had things worked out differently, Keith might not have ever realized his potential for music. For a while, he split his focus between pursuing an electronics technology degree and doing music on the weekends. However, upon attaining his degree, he returned his focus solely to music, and formed his own band, with his sister Jennifer on bass, and his brother Brad on drum backing him.
A multi-talented self-taught musician, Mr. Frank is adept at playing accordion, drums, bass, guitar, scubboard, keyboards, piano, and even the harmonica. A natural showman, his four-hour, non-stop shows have become legendary. He can be found out on the road every weekend, whether it be in Southwest Louisiana and Southeast Texas, performing across the country, or even bringing his own brand of Zydeco to fans internationally.
Several years ago, after having released CDs under various labels, Keith started his own label, Soulwood Records, and built his own studio. In the short time that it has been open, the studio has been used by many artists, both in Zydeco and other forms of music.
The band is currently touring in support of their latest CD, LOVED. FEARED. RESPECTED., which is the followup to UNDISPUTED, which was one of the most well-received Zydeco CDs of the last few years, having become a favorite on radio and on the Zydeco circuit.