Music review

It's a good day for zydeco band frontman Corey Ledet


April 19. 2017 1:17PM

Corey Ledet and His Zydeco Band have released “Standing on Faith.” 







COREY LEDET & HIS ZYDECO BAND “Standing on Faith” (independent release)

The two-minute intro on Corey Ledet’s “Standing on Faith” sounds more like something that would kick off a Prince album than a collection of zydeco tunes.

Ledet and his band aim to inject some young blood into the traditional Louisiana genre, which could use a fresh reboot.

Ledet was born and raised in Houston, Texas, but spent summers in Louisiana. He’s released several previous albums including the Grammy-nominated “Nothin’ But The Best” in 2012.

This brief eight-track disc introduces listeners to Ledet’s positive energy, exemplified by the inspirational title cut, the breezy “A Good Day” and the funk-laced “Street Light.”

Ledet handles accordion, drums, washboard and lead vocals, with assists from Jesse Delgizzi on guitar, bass, moog and vocals and Cecil Green on keyboards. Together, they produce a brand of zydeco that should appeal to young listeners brought up on hip-hop and modern R&B.

MIKE COTE/New Hampshire Union Leader
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