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Wayne Toups

Certainly one of the most exciting musicians to come out of Acadiana is Wayne Toups, who has been dubbed "the Cajun Springsteen." His electrifying stage presence is underscored by the musicianship he displays on the accordion, performing a brand of music he calls "zydecajun." As its name suggests, this style fuses the traditional Cajun country sound with the bluesier sound of zydeco, with a rock & roll twist. In other words, it is Cajun roots rock.

Toups, born in 1958, was immersed in Cajun heritage as a child in Crowley, Louisiana. He started playing accordion at 13 and soon headed for the stage, performing the music of accordion masters like Iry LeJeune and Belton Richard. After a stint with Camey Doucet, Toups was inspired to try to reach a new generation of music listeners. He became a revolutionary when he created his zydecajun art form, and released an album by that name in 1987. His rock & roll style and primarily English lyrics had an instant appeal for a new mainstream audience, as well as Cajun music aficionados open to something new. And new it was, with Toups listing as musical influences R&B stars Otis Redding and Aretha Franklin, as well as the Allman Brothers and the Doobie Brothers. He added them to the musical gumbo of his culture for a sound all his own that won him a huge following.

Toups stormed on, with numerous recordings to his credit, while keeping up a frenetic touring pace. He was on the road most of the time and took his unique sound all over the world. Festival and television appearances made him one of the most visible musicians of his culture. His music appeared on soundtracks for television (Broken Badges) and films (Steel Magnolias). He backed many renowned singers, including Mark Chesnutt and Clay Walker. His recordings such as Blast from the Bayou (1988), Fish Out of Water (1991), Back to the Bayou (1995), and More Than Just a Little (1998) are considered party music staples in Louisiana and other parts of the world. Toups then returned to his roots, but in his own inimitable way. His 2000 release Little Wooden Box (his debut for Shanachie Records) is a case in point; it contains songs in both French and English and traditional tunes reinvented as rockers. Whether "Southern Girls" or "Les Filles de la Ville," the common denominator was high-energy music.

Toups' second Shanachie date, Whoever Said It Was Easy, was issued in 2004. Reflections of the Past appeared a year later. It was a tough year for Toups: he was arrested and convicted on federal charges of cocaine distribution. He spent ten months in prison but the event proved to be a turning point. He got sober and earned his high-school equivalency diploma. He didn't release another record until Live in 2009. Toups was married in 2012 and released Band Courtbouillon (a trio record with Steve Riley and Wilson Savoy). The album won a Grammy for Best Regional Roots Music Album at the following year's ceremony. Live at Jazzfest, from his set that spring, was issued by MunckMix as well. In 2015, Toups signed with Malaco and began working on a new record. The following January he became a father. Wayne Toups was released in April, continuing to offer his zydecajun sound steeped in modern and classic country and R&B. ~ Rose of Sharon Witmer
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Whoever Said It Was Easy

1. I Want To Dance (Je Van Danser)

2. Leap Of Faith

3. Movin' On

4. Night Train To New Orleans

5. Man In The Mirror

6. Whoever Said It Was Easy

7. The Ring That Shines

8. What'cha Doing To Me

9. Cheap Imitation Of You

10. Hole In My Heart

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Track List: Little Wooden Box

1. Little Wooden Box

2. Lacassine Special

3. Oh Louisiana

4. Tous Les Temps En Temps (Every Now And Then)

5. La Chanson De Limonade (Lemonade Song)

6. Les Filles De La Ville (New Orleans Ladies)

7. La Valse Des Musiciens (Musicians Waltz)

8. Bosco Blues

9. Some Of Your Love Tonight

10. Jeunes Filles De La Campagne (Young Girls From The Country)

11. Couillon (Fool)

12. Southern Girls

13. Petite Ou La Grosse (Little One Big One)

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Track List: More Than Just A Little

1. Ragin' Little Cajun Love

2. More Than Just A Little

3. Standing In The Rain

4. Stand Still

5. A Good Dose Of Lovin'

6. After The Mardi Gras

7. 14/7/365

8. Hey Baby I'm Home

9. Free Me

10. Young, Strong And Ready To Rock And Roll

11. I Ain't Missin' Missin' You

12. Please Explain

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Track List: The New Blues Sessions

1. Love Me As Hard As You Hurt Me

2. Man On A Mission

3. That's What I Love About My Baby

4. Come On In (Make Yourself At Home)

5. I Need All The Help I Can Get

6. Take My Hand

7. Somebody To Love

8. Mine, Mine, Mine

9. If This Ain't The Real Thing

10. Livin' On Love

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Track List: Back To The Bayou

1. I Saw Johnnie Dance

2. Mine, Mine, Mine

3. Old Fashioned 2-Step

4. Take My Hand

5. Come On In

6. Oh What A Night

7. 4 Am Alone

8. Une Autre Biere

9. Ma Belle

10. Rockin' Saturday Night

11. Every Man Needs A Woman

12. The Back Door

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Track List: Fish Out Of Water

1. Fish Out Of Water

2. Please Explain

3. Chisel Without The Stone

4. Rockin' Flames

5. Late In Life

6. Sweet Stoup Shuffle

7. One Heart Beating

8. Ooh La La

9. Night At The Wheel

10. True Love (Don't Leave Me Blue)

11. Lovin' When They Can

12. Waiting For You

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Track List: Blast From The Bayou

1. Sweet Joline

2. Tell It Like It Is

3. Johnnie Can't Dance

4. Tupelo Honey

5. Zydecajun Train

6. Two Step Mamou

7. Let's Fall In Love (All Over Again)

8. Sugar Bee

9. A Secret Love

10. Going Back To Big Mamou

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Track List: Zydecajun

1. My Friend/Mon Ami

2. Went To The Dance/J'ai Ete-Z-Au Bal

3. Belizaire Waltz

4. One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer

5. Take Care Of My Kids/Signe Mes Enfants

6. Zydeco Baby

7. Lafayette Waltz

8. Going Back To Big Mamou/S'en Aller (Encore) A Grand Mamou

9. You're There On My Mind/T'es La Sur Mon Idee

10. Les Zydeco Sont Pas Sale

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Track List: Wayne Toups

1. Ain't Love Sweet

2. Stay Away From The Window

3. Down Where The River Ends

4. A Good One

5. Lookin' To Go Jukin'

6. How Can I Tell Her

7. I'm Alive

8. Night Train To New Orleans

9. Say It Again

10. Tears On The Bayou

11. I Can't Live

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Amen !! I would like to see Wayne again but maybe with a date and back stage hello ( a date with that kind of pull !! Some fancy restaurant in the city Orson Zydeco in the West
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Love his mysic
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Wayne is go to be at cowboys in lake Charles on November 20th
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New to me Thanks Pandora
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Ain't nuthin like sittin at the camp and listening to some cocaine wayne.
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If you are just 14 then get your Father to go to a Hock Shop and buy a used Accordion to try out. Its when you are young when it will come to pass with your young motivation you can get it done.
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Cocaine Wayne but he still makes great music
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Just who would not love this music. You would have to be dead not to love this music. The player has total control to make it sound out of sight. Improvise totally.:o))
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THAT'S WHY HE'S CALLED LA BOSS CAJUN. THE BOSS
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nothing better than a saturday night way back in the woods of the real LA in little club packed to the gills with wayne on stage.plenty of cold beer and beautiful cajun women to dance with.yea we got it right!!!!! eat your heart out world
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ggjjandy
I love every thing about his music. Sincerely. Paula McCarty
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gearhead6127
Love some of his songs and I'm just fourteen love the accordian
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That's one thing I can say and that is we have the best music,and food here in Louisiana!!! !
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I wish you put dustin sorrier on pandora
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Love his music
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Yea his music is great.
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Wayne Toups is the Best! I have a cousin that playing in Wayne Toups Band!
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Ain't nobody like Wayne Toups !
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Doing Cajun justice!!!
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Wayne has a great band all the way around. Other than Wayne himself, Matt Janise, his drummer, is the next best. He can rock drums like nobody's business
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Cyncajun girl
Love the music and miss dancing too it.
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robbiebarrer a 1 5
Wayne is tha man,even n Texas..great great music!!
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Das right he da man in da cajan land , day cant fool wit dat shaaaa!!!!!! !
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kmoore0600
I love Wayne Toups! He is one of the best Cajun/Zydeco singers and Accordian players ever! Dispite his past,he is amazing!!!
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This guy has a great fiddle player.
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jveals0
I love me some Wayne Toups!! I saw him live over the summer in Gulf Shores and it was the best show ever! It was like being back at home in LA..
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nhpg1
Love Wayne Toups
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Love Wayne Toups! My husband will actually get up and dance with me when we see him live. Got the best music around ballads and more!
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creolelorrai n e d u l e c h e
wayne toups is one of my favorite musicians of all..he puts on some of the best live shows ....my favorite cd of wayne toups in my cajun collection is definitely "reflections of the past"...arre t e pas le musique monsieur toups!!!
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dbgoren
i have no idea y i put that in
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dbgoren
forming the music of accordion masters like Iry LeJeune and Belton Richard. After a stint with Camey Doucet, Toups was inspired by him to try to reach a new generation of music listeners. He became a revolutionar y : He created his own art form called Zydecajun.

Toups released an album by that name in 1987. His rock 'n' roll style and primarily English lyrics had an instant appeal for a new mainstream audience, as well as Cajun music afficionados open to something new. And new it was, with Toups
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So miss living in Louisiana where I could hear him live just about all the time. Dammit boy. Good stuff cher!
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kajunangel21 7
great music thanks for getting cajun music for us

listing from cajun country

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