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Monday, January 11, 2016

Nathan Williams and the Zydeco Cha-Chas Perform at SU Thursday, February 11

Nathan Williams SALISBURY, MD---Musician and songwriter Nathan Williams has dedicated his life to one of the most expressive sounds in root music: zydeco.

With his band, the Zydeco Cha-Chas, he returns to Salisbury University 7 p.m. Thursday, February 11, in Holloway Hall Auditorium.

A fast and furious accordion-driven dance music originating from the Creole people of southern Louisiana after World War II, zydeco blends rubboard percussion, electric guitars and R&B influences. In 2012, Williams earned the Zydeco Music Awards Lifetime Achievement Award. Last year, he received the ZBT (zydeco/blues/trail ride) Clifton Chenier Lifetime Achievement Award.

Country Music Television (CMT) also has praised his work: “His stylings on the piano accordion have made him one of the most admired players in the zydeco scene.” The group is a multi-year recipient of New Orleans’ Big Easy Music Award for best zydeco band.

Sponsored by the Cultural Affairs Office, admission is free and the public is invited.

For more information call 410-543-6271 or visit the SU Web site at

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