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Buckwheat, Sonny, Clifton, Fats. Many of three-time Grammy nominee Roddie Romero’s heroes are long-gone icons who need no introduction. Others are legendary local heroes he’s collaborated with for years. Two of them will join him on tour in Germany this fall.
As the leader of The Hub City All-Stars for more than two decades, accordionist, guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Romero has long mined the many influences of the bayou country. Zydeco, blues, soul, Cajun and swamp pop music are his bedrock inspiration.
“I keep searching for a sound as good as that,” Romero says, referencing the classic recordings he learned to play along with. Romero first led a band at age 12 and recorded soon thereafter, and over the years he’s collaborated with Los Lobos, The Mavericks and many other artists.
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