BLUES TO BOP

Lugano, 29-31.08.2013

 

 

Gerard Delafose was born February 11, 1984 in Mamou, Louisiana. He is the son of Charles Fontenot and Debra Delafose Fontenot, and the Grandson of John and JoAnn Delafose.

 

Gerard started playing music at the age of 5 years old with his plastic guitar. At 6 years old he moved up to playing the Washboard for his Grandfather and than started to play the drums around the age of 8 years old by banging on ma'maw's pots and pans, and any other household items that could serve as a set of drums. He continued his pursuit of playing the drums by later playing in his high school band.  He progressed to learning to play the accordion at the age of 12 years old.

 

He has played with music greats like his uncles Geno and Tony Delafose, Andre Theirry, Jo Jo Reed, Keith Frank, Chris Ardoin, Dexter Ardoin, Horace Trahan, and many others over the years.

 

Gerard founded The Zydeco Gators in 2007.

 

 

Official website: http://www.gerarddelafose.com

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