Buckwheat Zydeco beats cancer, announces tour

An Alligator Records Press Release today announced that Grammy Award-winning singer and accordionist Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural, Jr., leader of Buckwheat Zydeco, has been declared cancer free by his doctors. Last January, Buckwheat announced he was being treated for early stage cancer on his left lung and a vocal cord. With his treatment now completed, he is eager to resume touring.


"I feel great," he commented. "I said I'd beat this and I did. Big thumbs up! The band and I can't wait to hit the road again."


Dural -- along with his band, Buckwheat Zydeco -- is the preeminent ambassador of Louisiana zydeco music. Earlier this year, artist R. Gregory Christie honored Buckwheat by painting an image of him for the official 2013 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Congo Square Poster.


Starting later this month, Buckwheat Zydeco will tour the U.S. and Canada, including shows in New York, Chicago and Boston, with more dates still to be added:


Jun 29, 2013 - Salute To The Veterans, Pt. Lookout, NY

Jul 02, 2013 - The Aeolian, London, ONT, CANADA
Jul 03, 2013 - Hugh's Room Toronto, ONT, CANADA
Jul 06, 2013 - Tremblant International Blues Festival, Mont Tremblant, QC, CANADA
Jul 09, 2013 -  Regattabar, Cambridge, MA
Jul 11, 2013 - B.B. King Blues Club, New York, NY
Jul 12, 2013 - YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, Bay Shore, NY
Jul 13, 2013 - Common Ground On The Hill Festival, Westminster, MD

Jul 14, 2013 - Club Cafe, Pittsburgh, PA

Jul 21, 2013 - Sousa Sunday Series, St. Louis, MO
Jul 23, 2013 - SPACE, Evanston, IL
Aug 03, 2013 - Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel, Niagara Falls, NY
Aug 04, 2013 - Infinity Hall, Norfolk, CT
Aug 06, 2013 - World Cafe Live at The Queen, Wilmington, DE
Aug 07, 2013 - Musikfest, Bethlehem, PA
Aug 09, 2013 - Narrows Center for the Arts, Fall River, MA
Aug 10, 2013 - The Stephen Talkhouse, Amagansett, NY
Aug 14, 2013 - Lake George Arts Project's Summer Concert Series, Lake George, NY
Aug 15, 2013 - Stearns Square Summer Concert Series, Springfield, MA
Aug 16, 2013 - Signal Kitchen, Burlington, VT
Aug 17, 2013 - Donnacona Au Rythme Du Blues, Donnacona, QC, CANADA

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