Geno and the guys get your blood pumping with a lively creole number. Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie perform "Bee de la Manche" during the "Battle of the Bands" show at the 36th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie
Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie are a zydeco band from southwest Louisiana, deep in Louisiana’s bayou country. Geno relies on his traditional Creole sensibility for guidance in his music. He divides his time between touring with his band and operating his Double D Ranch, outside of Eunice, where he breeds cattle and raises American Quarter Horses. Geno’s CD Le Creole Cowboy was nominated for a Grammy Award. French Rockin’ Boogie includes Popp Esprite (bass), Germaine Jack (guitar), Dale Stelley (drums), and Demetric Thomas (rubboard).
"Bee de la Manche" words & music by Canray Fontenot.
Filmed in front of a live audience at the Laurena Moren Theater at the Elko Convention Center on Jan. 31, 2020.
Made possible by Blach Distributing and by the multitude of staff, artists, volunteers, and community members working behind the scenes to make this show happen.
Brought to you by the Western Folklife Center, using story and cultural expression to connect the American West to the world.