“America’s Hottest Accordion” winner, Dwayne (Dopsie) Rubin, plays a unique, high energy style of zydeco. Dwayne hails from one of the most influential Zydeco families in the world. Although inspired by tradition, he has developed his own high energy style that defies existing stereotypes and blazes a refreshingly distinct path for 21st century Zydeco music. This singer/songwriter and accordionist has performed all over the world since debuting his band, Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers, at age 19.
Grounds For Thought in Bowling Green, Ohio brought about the vinyl incarnation of Get Down! –a double LP recorded live in Grounds For Thought’s coffee shop & bookstore in April 2011. If you missed the band at the Black Swamp Arts Festival in Bowling Green this past weekend, definitely try to grab a copy of their electric live performance embodied on this double album!