Buckwheat Zydeco, RIP
It is with deep sadness that I have to announce that our great, beloved leader Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural, Jr. has passed away. He died at 1:32 AM Louisiana time, keeping musician’s hours right to the bitter end. I am grieving for my best friend and colleague of more than 30 years. But, as this great road warrior once said: “Life is a tour, and it’s all about how you decide to get where you’re going…I don’t want to ignore the bad things in life, but I want to emphasize the good things.” Buck made everything and everyone he touched better and happier. RIP my dear friend, my brother.
His daughter, Tomorrow Dural, has created a fundraising campaign to help with medical and other expenses.
— Ted Fox
Lousiana music legend Buckwheat Zydeco helped popularize zydeco music worldwide. Rest in peace, your music lives on.
Listen to some Buckwheat Zydeco classics (and watch a few videos below...